Snap.do Removal Guide

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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.

Snap.do Removal Instructions

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Navigate to the Task Bar and click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel and then move to Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click the application you wish to get rid of and select Remove.

Delete from Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Move to Uninstall a program and locate the undesirable ones.
  3. Right-click and select Uninstall to remove the undesirable software.

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro UI start screen and click All apps.
  2. Open the Control Panel and click Uninstall.
  3. Now right-click the application you wish to remove and click Uninstall.

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Go to Search Providers and Remove the undesirable option. Click Close.
  3. Simultaneously tap Alt+T once more and this time click Internet Options.
  4. Click the General tab, change/remove the Home Page and then click OK.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Under On Startup click Set pages and remove the undesirable URL, then click OK.
  3. Under Appearance click Change and remove the undesirable URL, then click OK as well.
  4. Under Search click Manage search engines and remove (click X) the undesirable option. Click Done.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Options.
  2. Click the General tab (on left) and change/remove the Home Page. Click OK.
  3. Now click the search provider icon located on the left of the search box.
  4. Select Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable option. Click OK.
Download Remover for Snap.do *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

Snap.do Screenshots:

Snap.do

Snap.do technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1snapdo_dlcom_7292013.exe10690560 bytesMD5: 1601f63ceff3a6fd7b2c03b8c3673ecc
2%UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\Smartbar
3snapbar.dll
4snap desktop toolbar.lnk
5%Windir%/System32/[RANDOM].exe
6%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Smartbar
7SnapDo.exe13824 bytesMD5: 50836d19673d80c46c02533d5618473b
8snaper.exe
9Toolbar136.exe
10%LOCALAPPDATA%\Smartbar
11snaper[1].exe
12linmsl.exe21024 bytesMD5: 1dbf7cae9a729754be705cc6eff6ca21
13imgianttoolbar01.exe
14desktoptoolbarhelper.16.1159819979.dll
15snapinstaller.exe
16%PROGRAM_FILES%\[RANDOM]
17srpts.exe32288 bytesMD5: 45ae8b1012321bd23603dc5523147b29
18srptm.exe13344 bytesMD5: 7132983a66846e51c5851bc3d5d2e191
19Smartbar.Installer.Mini.exe468992 bytesMD5: c6a0952365c43fe24775e1ce22f5fba0
20%TEMP%\Smartbar

Files in the following directories were modified:

  • %UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data
  • %LOCALAPPDATA%
  • %PROGRAM_FILES%
  • %TEMP%

Memory Processes Created:

# Process Name Process Filename Main module size
1snapdo_dlcom_7292013.exesnapdo_dlcom_7292013.exe10690560 bytes
2[RANDOM].exe[RANDOM].exe
3SnapDo.exeSnapDo.exe13824 bytes
4snaper.exesnaper.exe
5Toolbar136.exeToolbar136.exe
6snaper[1].exesnaper[1].exe
7linmsl.exelinmsl.exe21024 bytes
8imgianttoolbar01.exeimgianttoolbar01.exe
9snapinstaller.exesnapinstaller.exe
10srpts.exesrpts.exe32288 bytes
11srptm.exesrptm.exe13344 bytes
12Smartbar.Installer.Mini.exeSmartbar.Installer.Mini.exe468992 bytes

Registry Modifications:

The following Registry Keys were created:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ Snap.do
  • SoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopes{006ee092-9658-4fd6-bd8e-a21a348e59f5}
  • HKEY_USERS\.default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

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