How to remove (uninstall) Search.snowballsam.com

This page is devoted to an advertising program called Search.snowballsam.com and ways to delete it. If you see too much pop-ups on each website, and the productivity of your PC has recently decreased - this entry will help you find out what advertising tools are, spot the main problem and sweep the laptop of malicious software.

Search.snowballsam.com

There are three basic kinds of advertising tools that spread through the Internet nowadays: adware, browser hijackers and browser toolbars. You should understand that they are noy the good tools that advertise other reliable software - they were made to spam with pop-up windows and links. The majority of customers mistakenly think that these utilities are worthy, being deluded by massive catalogues of their functions, but all these advantages either do not work, or do not exist at all. To make it easier for you, we will explain the basic features of each type of advertising utilities.

  • Toolbars are less annoying than browser hijackers and adware, but except showing ads they can collect the information about user's PC and about his activity in the Web. Suchlike data may be used against the user or passed to third parties for a decent price.
  • Adware differs in that it shows ad units on all sites that the user views and also, on the desktop. Fraudsters want adware to seem useful, so it can be disguised as one of many useful programs for data archiving, text redacting, web-browsing, etc. Ads show up as separate units in the browser, links or pop-ups.
  • Infection with a hijacker calls another sort of trouble. Instead of ads they redirect their victims to the infected web-sites. These programs help the unfair website owners to create traffic and endangers the whole machine.

Adware is numerous and use distinct techniques to penetrate the workstation and to work inside of it. Despite the difference in methods, they are all united by the fact that they were originally produced for scam and deception. Aside from apparent inconvenience, such as abundance of irritating offers, there is a perilous property of Search.snowballsam.com: the abnormal decrease of computer's defense.

 

So, you understand which goals are pursued by malware and, you should know how to reveal it. Now you know that the primary property of adware is an increase in the number of spam. Mark #2 is the emergence of weird tools on your computer that you don't remember downloading. Such things might happen if the link shown by a virus doesn't lead to the view of website, but to download of the installation file. Dangerous programs are acting imperceptibly so you might not understand that you actually installed them.

The third sign is a noticeable retardation of the PC, and an growth in its boot time. Degradation of computer's performance is not only the result of virus, but this happens very frequently. The system retards because all adware is running in the background and never turns off. It means that the program is starting at system startup and shutting down only with the whole PC. When there are too many advertising utilities on the machine, their simultaneous running overloads the system, and needs so many resources that reliable programs simply cannot run. When the computer is in this condition, it begins to suffer from lags, emergency shutdowns and critical errors of important programs. If you notice any of these symptoms - you have to check the PC with a high anti-virus or delete all perilous programs manually.

Methods to remove Search.snowballsam.com

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Search.snowballsam.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Search.snowballsam.com from the operation system

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

 

If you see that your PC is in danger and prefer to browse the Web freely, you have to eliminate Search.snowballsam.com as soon as possible. In current situation it all comes down not only to deleting Search.snowballsam.com but also to full cleaning of system. The uninstalling can be executed manually, however this method will consume considerable time and may not have the result. Search.snowballsam.com and other suchlike tools do as much as possible to shield themselves from uninstalling and make it as complex as it can be. Adware keeps backup copies everywhere on hard drive, leave pending installation tasks after deletion, hide their main folders etc. If you are not experienced enough in such things, the probability of failing and subsequent malfunctions is extremely high. If you prefer the safe way, we recommend you to download Spyhunter antivirus. This anti-virus is not only able to quickly and clean uninstall Search.snowballsam.com from the system, but also protect it from threats hereafter. Spyhunter can boast of many qualities, including round-the-clock tech-support, daily updating of the signature database, compatibility with other anti-virus software, low price and high quality of scanning and deletion. If you want to download Spyhunter, or learn more about it - click on the button below.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Search.snowballsam.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search.snowballsam.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Search.snowballsam.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Search.snowballsam.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Search.snowballsam.com

3. Clean registry:

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

 

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Windows 10

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

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Search.snowballsam.com and press Uninstall

 

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 Search.snowballsam.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Search.snowballsam.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Search.snowballsam.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Search.snowballsam.com

Step 2.Change homepage:

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

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Search.snowballsam.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Search.snowballsam.com

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Search.snowballsam.com 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.

 

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

 

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