How to Remove Search.Snap.do Virus from IE/FF/Chrome? (Snap.do Toolbar Removal Guide)

This article is going to provide step to step removal instruction for Search.Snap.do redirect virus. If you have the problem search.snap.do redirect virus on your web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome, please read more.

 

Snap.do is a browser plug-in, toolbar and extension for most popular web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to enable customization of one’s Facebook profile, to display advertisements and special offers while surfing the web, and to quickly convert any webpage to PDF, and allow you to simply listen your local radio station. But before that, it collects and stores information about your web browsing habits so they can suggest services or provide advertising.

 

Snap.do can be downloaded and installed from its official website or via bundled with third parties free programs. After installed on your computer, it starts to change your browser settings that results in homepage being redirected to search.snap.do, and default search engine being changed to snap.do search engine.

 

Below is a screenshot of search.snap.do redirect:

 

 

 

Search.snap.do is categorized as adware because it is collecting private information to distribute advertisement. It is not safe to keep Search.snap.do on your computer because it changes not only the homepage, it also change the default search engines and adds malicious add-ons on Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Furthermore, it also downloads and installs additional applications in background without user knowledge.

 

You must be annoyed by the redirect virus and want to remove it? You may find it is not easy to remove it completely? It become really difficult task to get rid of Search.snap.do virus, because adware distributor did all they could to protect the software from debugging and quick analysis. It configures Windows registry when settled on, so that this service and the pseudo search engines are loaded automatically when Windows starts.

 

How to Remove Search.Snap.do Virus from IE/FF/Chrome? (Snap.do Toolbar Removal Guide)

 

Search.snap.do redirect removal instruction outlined:

 

Step 1 > Uninstall search.snap.do from your computer.

Step 2 > Remove Search.snap.do homepage and Search.snap.do search engines from IE/FF/Chrome.

Step 3 Run System Optimization and maintenance program Cloud System Booster to clean junk files, temporary file created by snap.do

 

Step 1 > Uninstall search.snap.do from your computer.

 

Follow the instruction that corresponds to your operating system to uninstall snap.do virus.

 

• Windows XP:Go to Start> Control Panel> Add Remove programs> Look for snap.do > Click on Remove.

 

• Windows 7/Vista: Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> Look for snap.do > click on Uninstall.

After you select uninstall you will be prompted to “close all internet browsers”, click Yes.

You will be promoted again to change your Home Page and default Search provider to the “old settings” (Your normal, safe settings), click Yes. If another prompt appears which states your settings could not be found, etc, that is okay. You will just not have a set up homepage, but may have to delete the additional search engine settings (described below).

 

Step 2 > Remove Search.snap.do homepage and Search.snap.do search engines from IE/FF/Chrome.

 

Remove Search.snap.do homepage and Search.snap.do search engines in Firefox: 

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to Tools → Add-ons. Select Extensions and then remove Snap.do extension from the list.

2. Click on the Snap.do search icon as shown in the image below and select Manage Search Engines….

Select Snap.do from the list and click Remove to remove it. Click OK to save changes.

 

3. Please continue and go to Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options. Under the General tab remove feed.snap.do from the “Home Page” filed and replace with your preferred home page.

4. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.

Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.

 

In the filter at the top, type: snap.do

 

You will be presented with all the preferences that were changed by Snap.do extension. Right-click on the preference and select Reset to restore default value. Please reset all found preferences!

 

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Remove Search.snap.do homepage and Search.snap.do search engines in Google Chrome:

1. Please open your browser, go to Google Chrome Settings, in the “On Startup” area, please click on Set pages.

 

 

You will be forwarded to Startup pages, in this page, please click on the X button to delete Search.snap.do

 

 

 

2. Please continue and go to Appearance area, and then click Change.

 

Remove http://feed.snap.do/publisher=snapdowebsites from the Open this page tab and then Select Use the New Tab page and click OK to save changes.

 

3. You should move forward and go to Search area, click on Manage Search Engines…

Select Google orany other search engine you like from the list and make it your default search engine provider, and then select search.snap.do from the list and remove it by clicking the “X” mark as shown in the imag

 

 

Important notice: If you are not allowed to remove browser extension on your Google Chrome or change your Google Chrome settings, please go to remove the related registry entries before you remove the extension.

1. Go to Start menu, type “regedit” (without quotes) and then enter.

 

2. In the Registry Editor, select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE, then select Policies > Google > Chrome > ExtensionInstallForcelist.

 

NB: If you cannot find ExtensionInstallForcelist in this place, try selecting HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE, then select Policies > Google > Chrome > ExtensionInstallForcelist.

 

Remove the registry key which has a Data value the same as the extension’s ID which you wrote down or saved above. Right click on the registry key and select Delete. Accept the warning by selecting Yes.

 

4.       Remove the extension’s files

 

Press the Windows Key+R and type:

 

Windows Vista/ 7/8 users: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions

Windows XP users: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions

 

Find the folder with the ID of the extension and delete it.

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Remove Search.snap.do homepage and Search.snap.do search enginesfrom Internet Explorer:

It would be easy for you to fix problem caused by search.snap.do redirect on your Internet Explorer, because Anvisoft team has developed a free to quick troubleshoot IE problem caused by malware infection. You can take the free tool, Anvi Browser Repair tool to repair the homepage, malicious toolbar and search engines with one-click solution.

 

Anvi Browser Repair Tool Download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/browser-repair-tool.html

 

 

Step 3 > Run System Optimization and maintenance program Cloud System Booster to clean junk files, registry entries added by Hola search.

 

Cloud System Booster is designed to clean up and optimize Windows operation system with one-click boost mode, by throwing out junk files, optimizing system services, cleaning up installed apps and repairing registry errors.

 

1. Download and install the paid or free version of Cloud System Booster System maintenance & optimizer software.

 

2. After you install the program, please open it, click on the BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.

3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button there to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.

 

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