Effective Guide To Delete SmartResultsRemote from Mac PC
SmartResultsRemote is an annoying application that is an adware type application with tendency of browser hijacker. It is mainly designed to delivering intrusive advertisements campaigns, making alternation to browser settings, and promoting fake search engines. It can easily alter your Mac System without permission. It is a nasty application or unwanted program that silently gets installed into your System and infect all kind of popular and mostly used web browsers like as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, Edge and others.
Once installed it instantly takes control over the target web browsers and modify the homepage, and search engine of your infected web browsers. It also assigned the homepage and default search engine with fake ones. So that while users search any query on it then it redirects users to questionable site without any their concern.
As a potentially unwanted program the main aim of this virus is to delivers various kind of annoying and intrusive advertisements on your system screen with the tons of commercial ads, pop-up ads, banners, discounts, errors, and other interstitials ads. The main intention behind it to generates web traffic on sponsored website as well as makes illegal revenue on pay per click methods. Sometimes click on these adverts might cause redirect to questionable site and the installation of potentially unwanted programs.
More Harmful Effects of SmartResultsRemote:
Moreover, It can disable your System security and privacy by inactivate firewall, task manager and real antivirus program. It will create various copies itself and spreads into different locations. So it is hard to detect and eliminate by manually. It can also create new files and Windows registries that help this threat in getting started automatically on your Mac PC. It can make your System more vulnerable by open back doors to install other harmful infections like as malware, spyware, adware, and other harmful threats. It is mainly designed to monitoring online keys habits to collect user’s personal and confidential information like as email-id, password, bank account details, IP address etc which later forwarded them to the cyber offender for illegal use. It also consume huge spaces of the system memory to slowdown overall performance and make your PC totally useless. Thus it is highly advice to delete SmartResultsRemote as quickly as possible from your Mac PC.
How SmartResultsRemote Spreads into your PC?
SmartResultsRemote mainly spreads into your PC through the bundled of freeware program, spam email attachments, fake updates, misleading ads and phishing websites. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method that is only a trick user into download and install freeware program from third party downloader site. Mostly users download and install freeware program from third party downloader site with carelessness. They also skip custom or advance options as well as other similar setting etc. such type of installation might cause potentially unwanted program. It also comes with the spam email attachments like as word documents, text, images, pictures, java script and so on. Opening such types of file executed malicious infections. Update system software from irrelevant sources, click on misleading ads and visiting phishing websites also offers to the installation of potentially unwanted program.
How To prevent the Installation of SmartResultsRemote:
It is highly advice is pay attentive while download and install freeware program. Always use official and trustworthy download channels. It is important to read the installation guide carefully till the end. Must check the custom or advance options as well as other similar setting etc. Update the system Software from relevant sources or direct links. It is recommended to scan the PC with automatic removal tool.
Threat Type: Adware, PUP
Short Descriptions: SmartResultsRemote is an annoying application that is an adware type application with tendency of browser hijacker.
Symptoms: Lost of annoying adverts starts to seeing, redirect users to questionable site.
Distribution Methods: Bundled of freeware, Spam email attachments, Updating System Software, clicking on malicious ads etc.
Damage: All kind of Windows Based Operating System, All popular and mostly used web browsers.
Removal Process: To eliminate this infection we are highly recommended use automatic removal tool.
Remove Files and Folders Related to SmartResultsRemote
Open the “Menu” bar and click the “Finder” icon. Select “Go” and click on “Go to Folder…”
Step 1: Search the suspicious and doubtful malware generated files in /Library/LaunchAgents folder
Type /Library/LaunchAgents in the “Go to Folder” option
In the “Launch Agent” folder, search for all the files that you have recently downloaded and move them to “Trash”. Few of the examples of files created by browser-hijacker or adware are as follow, “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.Itvbit.plist”, installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, and “kuklorest.update.plist” and so on.
Step 2: Detect and remove the files generated by the adware in “/Library/Application” Support folder
In the “Go to Folder..bar”, type “/Library/Application Support”
Search for any suspicious newly added folders in “Application Support” folder. If you detect any one of these like “NicePlayer” or “MPlayerX” then send them to “Trash” folder.
Step 3: Look for the files generated by malware in /Library/LaunchAgent Folder:
Go to Folder bar and type /Library/LaunchAgents
You are in the “LaunchAgents” folder. Here, you have to search for all the newly added files and move them to “Trash” if you find them suspicious. Some of the examples of suspicious files generated by malware are “myppes.download.plist”, “installmac.AppRemoved.plist”, “kuklorest.update.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist” and so on.
Step4: Go to /Library/LaunchDaemons Folder and search for the files created by malware
Type /Library/LaunchDaemons in the “Go To Folder” option
In the newly opened “LaunchDaemons” folder, search for any recently added suspicious files and move them to “Trash”. Examples of some of the suspicious files are “com.kuklorest.net-preferences.plist”, “com.avickUpd.plist”, “com.myppes.net-preference.plist”, “com.aoudad.net-preferences.plist” and so on.
Step 5: Use Combo Cleaner Anti-Malware and Scan your Mac PC
The malware infections could be removed from the Mac PC if you execute all the steps mentioned above in the correct way. However, it is always advised to be sure that your PC is not infected. It is suggested to scan the work-station with “Combo Cleaner Anti-virus”.
Once the file gets downloaded, double click on combocleaner.dmg installer in the newly opened window. Next is to open the “Launchpad” and press on “Combo Cleaner” icon. It is advised to wait until “Combo Cleaner” updates the latest definition for malware detection. Click on “Start Combo Scan” button.
A depth scan of your Mac PC will be executed in order to detect malware. If the Anti-virus scan report says “no threat found” then you can continue with guide further. On the other hand, it is recommended to delete the detected malware infection before continuing.
Now the files and folders created by the adware is removed, you have to remove the rogue extensions from the browsers.
Remove SmartResultsRemote from Internet Browsers
Delete Doubtful and Malicious Extension from Safari
Go to “Menu Bar” and open “Safari” browser. Select “Safari” and then “Preferences”
In the opened “preferences” window, select “Extensions” that you have recently installed. All such extensions should be detected and click the “Uninstall” button next to it. If you are doubtful then you can remove all the extensions from “Safari” browser as none of them are important for smooth functionality of the browser.
In case if you continue facing unwanted webpage redirections or aggressive advertisements bombarding, you can reset the “Safari” browser.
Open the Safari menu and choose “preferences…” from the drop-down menu.
Go to the “Extension” tab and set the extension slider to “Off” position. This disables all the installed extensions in the Safari browser
Next step is to check the homepage. Go to “Preferences…” option and choose “General” tab. Change the homepage to your preferred URL.
Also check the default search-engine provider settings. Go to “Preferences…” window and select the “Search” tab and select the search-engine provider that you want such as “Google”.
Next is to clear the Safari browser Cache- Go to “Preferences…” window and select “Advanced” tab and click on “Show develop menu in the menu bar.“
Go to “Develop” menu and select “Empty Caches”.
Remove website data and browsing history. Go to “Safari” menu and select “Clear History and Website Data”. Choose “all history” and then click on “Clear History”.
Remove Unwanted and Malicious Plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox
Delete SmartResultsRemote add-ons from Mozilla Firefox
Open the Firefox Mozilla browser. Click on the “Open Menu” present in the top right corner of the screen. From the newly opened menu, choose “Add-ons”.
Go to “Extension” option and detect all the latest installed add-ons. Select each of the suspicious add-ons and click on “Remove” button next to them.
In case if you want to “reset” the Mozilla Firefox browser then follow the steps that has been mentioned below.
Reset Mozilla Firefox Settings
Open the Firefox Mozilla browser and click on “Firefox” button situated at the top left corner of the screen.
In the new menu, go to “Help” sub-menu and choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click on “Reset Firefox” button.
Confirm that you want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to default by pressing on “Reset Firefox” option
The browser will get restarted and the settings changes to factory default
Delete Unwanted and Malicious Extensions from Google Chrome
Open the chrome browser and click on “Chrome menu”. From the drop down option, choose “More Tools” and then “Extensions”.
In the “Extensions” option, search for all the recently installed add-ons and extensions. Select them and choose “Trash” button. Any third-party extension is not important for the smooth functionality of the browser.
Reset Google Chrome Settings
Open the browser and click on three line bar at the top right side corner of the window.
Go to the bottom of the newly opened window and select “Show advanced settings”.
In the newly opened window, scroll down to the bottom and choose “Reset browser settings”
Click on the “Reset” button on the opened “Reset browser settings” window
Restart the browser and the changes you get will be applied
The above mentioned manual process should be executed as it is mentioned. It is a cumbersome process and requires a lot of technical expertise. And hence it is advised for technical experts only. To be sure that your PC is free from malware, it is better that you scan the work-station with a powerful anti-malware tool. The automatic malware removal application is preferred because it doesn’t requires any additional technical skills and expertise.
Download the application and execute it on the PC to begin the depth scanning. Once the scanning gets completed, it shows the list of all the files related to SmartResultsRemote. You can select such harmful files and folders and remove them immediately.