How to remove (uninstall) AddonSmash

The main thing to understand about AddonSmash is that it isn't useful in any understanding of this word. It's just the promotional program. There are two main kinds of advertising programs: hijackers and adware, and manners of their doings are very similar. They have only one major difference: adware just puts ads on each web-page, and hijackers will redirect you to the viral websites from the trusted ones. Tools of that sort often pretend to be reputable, to convince you download them. All advantages of these tools are depicted very unclear, so it is hard to understand, does the program work or not. Improved detection of bargains and discounts, quick search, reports about the activity of your friends in Twitter and other stupid functions – this is what those tools suggest. Of course, they don't care about what they declared and just show the irritating ads.

Many people are surprised by the fact that AddonSmash isn't malicious independently. AddonSmash cannot even be called a virus, because it does not interfere with the work of programs, it doesn't destroy information and does not cause direct injury to the system. The functions that adware performs are harmless, but it lets user to harm his machine as bad as he is able to. With help of advertisement, adware initiates the massive income of people to specific web-pages and earns hundreds of dollars for web-criminals. Ads and promotional services, afforded by adware, are low-cost, and attract hundreds of website owners. This scheme is very hard to break and adware will operate until all customers will receive a negative experience with adware and hijackers, and stop installing such tools.

If adware managed to penetrate your PC's protection, it will, in short start to show advertising. The massive stream of ads begins to invade browser and desktop, leaving you no chance to surf the Internet. The regular ads are placed in especial spaces, but the banners of AddonSmash may arise in the middle of your screen and interfere to use the web-site, without having a "close" button. The obvious response on the appearance of big ad is to close it, but each click on it calls new tab or begins the download. Hijackers might generate less hype than adware, but with hijacker you may not even find the needed website, being redirected further and further again. You can remove this only by deleting adware from your system once and for all.

 

Methods to remove AddonSmash

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove AddonSmash manually

Step 1. Uninstall AddonSmash from the operation system

Step 2. Remove AddonSmash from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

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Uninstalling AddonSmash is a really easy task that can be done even by newcomer. The skilled users know how to perform the uninstalling in manual manner, but if you aren't totally certain - just use our instructions. Instructions will ensure the safe and quick deletion of any adware, with no harmful effects and unexpected errors. If you noticed hijacker just after the penetration, you will just need to delete it, because the delay will bring you lots of malware. Every day of procrastination means lots of malicious links and the malware is hiding behind them all. If you failed to remove AddonSmash in the first few days, you should use the especial removal software which can fast and easily get rid of massive contamination. This program is called Spyhunter, and with its assistance you will entirely clean the machine from viruses in five minutes.

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall AddonSmash from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select AddonSmash and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\AddonSmash
  • C:\ProgramData\AddonSmash
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\AddonSmash

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "AddonSmash" and delete these elements

 

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How to remove AddonSmash from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select AddonSmash and press Uninstall

 

How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete AddonSmash from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select AddonSmash and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

How to uninstall AddonSmash from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash

 

Step 2. Remove AddonSmash from the browser

How to remove AddonSmash from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove AddonSmash

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

How to delete AddonSmash from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove AddonSmash

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Set pages
  • Put “about:blank”

 

How to uninstall AddonSmash from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove AddonSmash

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

 

How to delete AddonSmash from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose AddonSmash and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

How to delete AddonSmash from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

 

How to protect the computer?

Although it's really easy to get rid of AddonSmash, nobody will enjoy to perform this every day. It is not profitably for swindlers to create high-quality viruses and they just create hundreds of poor programs instead of several highly harmful ones. So, you have to understand not just how to uninstall viruses, but firstly, how to prevent the contamination. Here are few tips and if you'll listen to them, the effects will be impressive.

  • Each time you install the software, you have to attentively check each appearing window. User's unconcern is the cornerstone of adware's efficiency. All annoying functions of adware are written in the EULA which you got used to overlook. Some tools use a manner called "Partner installation" or "fast installation", when in addition to the one software you get a few useless ones. This manner of installation is completely harmful, because you can't be certain about the added tools.
  • E-mails are very frequently used to distribute hazardous programs. If you don't know who's the person who sent the message - don't click on it. The e-mail attachments are better to open with help of "sandbox" software.
  • Be cautious with the propositions to make money on the Internet, and the incredibly beneficial deals. The majority of them are harmless, made to boost the web-page on which they are placed, but some of them lead to true scam schemes which could make you experience the financial losses.

These advices are really easy, but each of them gives you a chance to avoid the infection by harmful programs. Even if the implementation of the hints is making you feel uncomfortable - you should understand: they are the foundation of system security. Let your computer be safe and fast, and if you face any difficulties - please let us know in the comments.

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