Using powerful and reliable online search engines is very important these days, and cyber criminals are well aware that such browser extensions as Snap.do could help them access computers all around the world. This well known plug-in may be marketed as the best browsing experience offering system that can produce the “optimal way to share, search, work and play”. This, of course, is just an attractive and deceptive exterior, which is meant to lure you into downloading the application and employing it as your main search engine. If you do not delete Snap.do extension, your surfing habits could be recorded and sent to malignant third parties, something that could help schemers to target you with individual adware attacks.
Even though you could download the malignant plug-in yourself, directly from the official Snap.do website, there are many other ways for it to be installed within the browser. It is very usual to acquire the program whilst downloading such bundled software as video codecs and media players or additional browser extensions and updates. Once this happens, it is possible that you will find your Internet connection running very slowly, because browser helper objects will take up the resources to gather personal information. These unlawfully implemented tools will help schemers to expose your IP address, bookmarks and favorite lists, search history and other information to allow them to disclose what type of advertisements could be applied to fool you into spending your money or executing additional downloads. What is more, this extension could change your home page, filter search results and present affiliate websites at the top of the result pages, cunningly directing you into opening them.
Snap.do removal may be a little trickier than it may appear at the first sight, because schemers will do whatever it takes to keep their malignant tool active. It is possible that you will not be able to find and delete the program from the Control Panel, or finalize its removal from managing browser extensions. Nonetheless, you need to find a quick and reliable way to delete Snap.do from your browser, and automatic removal tools will assist you best. If you are experienced with manual removal and you do not want to protect your system with reliable protection applications, check the list of the files and registry keys you need to delete below. You can also follow the manual guides below.
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Delete from Mozilla Firefox:
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Smartbar|
|3||Shopop.exe||29720 bytes||MD5: 15f064f41e36e1a102153160c28d8b0c|
|6||srpts.exe||32288 bytes||MD5: 45ae8b1012321bd23603dc5523147b29|
|7||snapdo_dlcom_7292013.exe||10690560 bytes||MD5: 1601f63ceff3a6fd7b2c03b8c3673ecc|
|9||SafeFinder.exe||28160 bytes||MD5: 77cb5a088603be7a4c76e4247e75c0c0|
|15||snap desktop toolbar.lnk|
|16||Smartbar.Installer.Mini.exe||468992 bytes||MD5: c6a0952365c43fe24775e1ce22f5fba0|
|17||crdlil.dll||67104 bytes||MD5: 00dcbe6566e6b2325f4f3360ff718775|
|18||crdlil64.dll||77856 bytes||MD5: 99a23b9bc51b5b3f7a27755d271306d4|
|22||srptm.exe||13344 bytes||MD5: 7132983a66846e51c5851bc3d5d2e191|
|23||linmsl.exe||21024 bytes||MD5: 1dbf7cae9a729754be705cc6eff6ca21|
|24||SnapDo.exe||13824 bytes||MD5: 50836d19673d80c46c02533d5618473b|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|