How to remove (uninstall) Smart Application Controller

Have you noticed annoying advertising links on your favorite sites, labeled as “ads by Smart Application Controller”? Do you see the presence of Smart Application Controller somewhere else on the computer? If something like that happened lately – your computer is penetrated by adware, and our entry was written to assist you in removing it.

Smart Application Controller

What is Smart Application Controller

Immediately after the infection, Smart Application Controller alters the controls of the browser. It’s all that it can do, because the main role in this scheme is passed to the “search engine” to which you're being redirected. So, the virus clears your pre-set start page and the default search and places the fake webpage instead of them. After that, instead of searching via the well-known Google, Yahoo, Bing or another search system you like – you’ll browse the Internet through the low-quality scammers' search, displaying advertising banners fake links pop-ups and other stuff like that. The virus also alters the properties of browser icons so that even if you restore the normal settings, you'll see the fake search engine in the starting tab.

Smart Application Controller can't be removed as a regular program, and if you try it - the adware will reinstall itself. It occurs thanks to the virus' protective systems, and we'll define their essence:

  • The first method of defense is to develop a system task on the restoration of the virus after its elimination. Scheduled tasks are not typically used by regular PC operators, so Smart Application Controller just develops a task to check if it’s working, and if it isn't – to get and set it again. The task checks the virus' status after each restart, and thanks to it Smart Application Controller is so hard to erase.
  • The second manner has the similar aim, but it utilizes the OS's registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. You must inspect the registry to beat this technique, but it is a rather difficult task for a newbie. The other registry entries are required for your computer to function, and by erasing any of them, you might inflict significant damage to the OS.

Smart Application Controller, as you might have guessed already, is an advertising program. Smart Application Controller can do nothing good, as it’s created to achieve a sole goal: to drive you mad. We're joking, the mere irritation is not its real task, but you'll be annoyed in any case while Smart Application Controller does its job – displays advertising pop-ups. Immediately after the penetration, it modifies the controls of your browser and delivers you tons of pop-ups, ensuring that they've attracted your attention. Hackers earn a few cents for every click you’ve made, so you can realize why the ads appear again and again: it’s pure money. In the paragraphs below, we will explain in which manner adware got onto the machine and how you might defend it against suchlike threats. In case you already know it all and just want to delete Smart Application Controller ASAP – skip the coming parts and look at the deletion guide.


How Smart Application Controller was installed in the system

To clarify everything, we’ll describe the process in total. 99% of the advertisement-oriented programs are clones of each other, repeated thousands of times and sold to third-grade web-criminals after little visual changes. Some bad dudes got this one from the Dark Web, added their logo and uploaded it to file-exchanging portals around the Net. And then, you visited the website and downloaded it. Okay, you're saying that you haven't searched for a program to irritate you? Or, you wanted the best screwing-it-all-up utility for your workstation, and somebody gave you a link to Smart Application Controller downloader? Did we get it wrong again? Okay, then, it was another program that's really good. Some toll-free tool created by an unknown developer, or a cracked replica of some paid tool you just don't want to purchase.

This method is called “bundled installation”, and its essence is that scammers merge the installers of 2-3 viruses and one useful tool into one "bundle". The essential feature of the bundle is that they call it by the name of a useful utility, and a user cannot see its content before it's too late. On some of the stages, you see an offer to get other tools, with all fields filled and the mouse cursor already hovers over “proceed”. And you pressed that button. It could be slightly different: they might have done this through the “installation ways”. It's pretty simple: the installation for experienced customers gives you the possibility to manually choose a folder for a program to be established, and how many extra utilities do you want. In Smart Application Controller's case, picking the offered manner of installation means that you admit all the adware from the bundle into the computer.

Methods to remove Smart Application Controller

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Smart Application Controller manually

Step 1. Uninstall Smart Application Controller from the operation system

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


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

Now you realize how Smart Application Controller works, and you see how it penetrated your computer. We’ve explained nearly everything, except the most significant thing: how to eliminate this adware. Let’s get to it. You can uninstall Smart Application Controller by following two plain techniques. One of them is what you’ve already attempted to perform – DIY uninstallation. We know the easiest manner to do that, and under this part, you’ll find the hints on by-hand deletion. The only drawback is that you cannot eliminate several advertising programs through it since it will take many hours to do. We present you the more effective manner: you might fully eliminate the virus in 10 minutes with the help of Spyhunter anti-viral software. This tool has multiple pluses, and among them are 24/7 support service, rapid operation, the ability to work along with many anti-viruses and extended signature database. It's time to stop trying to guard the system with free software – try the proper antivirus. Push the button under this paragraph to check the hard drive via the unpaid scanner.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Smart Application Controller from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Smart Application Controller and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Smart Application Controller
  • C:\ProgramData\Smart Application Controller
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Smart Application Controller

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Smart Application Controller" 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 Smart Application Controller 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 Smart Application Controller from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Smart Application Controller and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Remove Smart Application Controller from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Smart Application Controller

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 Smart Application Controller

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 Smart Application Controller

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 Smart Application Controller 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.



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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