SmashApps is a potentially unwanted program that might change your browser preferences and collect data about your browsing. Such qualities could be annoying, so if you have encountered this extension or are considering its installation, we recommend learning more about it first. In this article, we talk about its distribution, working manner, and its deletion. If you are mostly interested in the potentially unwanted program’s removal, you might want to check the instructions located below this report. They show how users can erase SmashApps manually from their browsers. If you need more assistance with this task or have any questions about the application, do not hesitate to leave us a message in the comments area available at the end of this page.
First, we should discuss the potentially unwanted program’s distribution. Our specialists say that at the beginning of their research the application was available on the Chrome Web Store page. However, it might have been recently removed from the mention platform as we cannot find SmashApps on Chrome Web Store anymore. Also, our researchers noticed that the extension was available on a website called installus.xyz. If you come across this website, we recommend not to let your guard down. That is because the website might not only suggest questionable tools but also ask you to allow it to show you notifications. It is possible that such notifications might be annoying as they could appear on top of your screen and they might be unreliable as there is not knowing what they may promote or where they may come from. Therefore, if you do not want to receive potentially unwanted programs or notifications, we advise leaving the mentioned web page. To avoid applications like SmashApps, we advise being cautious on Chrome Web Store page and staying away from unreliable file-sharing websites, pop-ups, and ads.
If you agree to install SmashApps, the application might change your default search engine with a search website called smashapps.net/searches.php. Our researchers say that this site might redirect users to searchmes.xyz/chrome.php. It might seem like the website has something to do with Google Chrome, but, in reality, it does not belong to Google or promote Google tools. Moreover, users should know that this extension could show advertising content and that such content could be targeted. As you see, SmashApps may require a permission to “Read your browsing history.” Data in your browsing history can tell what you usually search for on the Internet, what websites you visit, and other information that could help create tailored advertisements. We cannot know for sure if the extension will behave this way, but there is a possibility it could. If you do not find it useful and do not want to wait and see if it shows any targeted ads from unknown third parties, you could erase SmashApps.
Users who no longer wish to keep this potentially unwanted program can get rid of it in two ways. One of them is to erase SmashApps directly from the browser’s extensions menu. The task is not particularly difficult and if you need any guidance, you can use the instructions available below. They show how to delete the unwanted extension only for Google Chrome users because it does not work with other browsers. The other way to remove SmashApps is to get a reliable antimalware tool that would take care of the potentially unwanted program for you.