Amazon Smart Search

What is Amazon Smart Search?

Amazon Smart Search is a browser plugin that changes your home page, default search engines settings and adds a toolbar to your Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox browser. The plugin itself is a legitimate browser extension, but users often complain that it appears out of nowhere and then modifies their browser settings, taking over their search engine and what not. That is so, because there is more than one method to distribute such browser plugins. If it was not your initial intention to install this extension on your computer, scroll down to the bottom of this article for Amazon Smart Search removal instructions.

Where does Amazon Smart Search come from?

As you can see from its name Amazon Smart Search is directly related to It means that this plugin offer service that enhances your online shopping experience. It is actually very easy to download and install the extension from website at (Amazon Browser Apps). According to Amazon, this browser app will help you to search Amazon and the Web simultaneously, shop whenever you open your browser and even get a 10-minute head start on your most favorite deals.test

Since Amazon Smart Search is a legal application it does ask you whether you want to set Amazon as your default home page and default search engine. You may ask then, why does it change without your consent? The problem is that Amazon Smart Search is also distributed by third party freeware. It basically comes bundled with applications that install it on your browser automatically. It may have some kind of a notification during the setup, but if you are not attentive enough it is easy to overlook it.

What does Amazon Smart Search do?

Amazon Smart Search provides you customized Google search engine and displays commercial ads from Price Compare, Top Ten, Today’s Deals, Wish List and others. It may seem useful if you are an avid online shopper, but if Amazon Smart Search got onto your browser accidentally, it can definitely prove to be annoying. Not to mention that third parties can easily exploit Amazon Smart Search to display links and ads to external websites that could be related to malware.

How to remove Amazon Smart Search?

Due to its shady installation methods when it comes to being bundled with freeware, Amazon Smart Search is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. If you did not want this plugin to be installed on your browser, follow the instructions below to remove Amazon Smart Search from your computer once and for all.

Manual Amazon Smart Search Removal

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove Amazon Browser Bar.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove Amazon Browser Bar.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Amazon Browser Bar.

How to remove Amazon Smart Search from browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
  2. Change your home page address under General tab and press OK.
  3. Press Alt+X once more and click Manage add-ons.
  4. Click Search providers on the left pane.
  5. Set a new default search engine and remove Amazon Smart Search.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press the orange Firefox button and click Options.
  2. Change your home page address under General tab. Press OK.
  3. Click search engine icon on the left of search box (top right corner).
  4. Select Manage search engines and remove Amazon Smart Search from the list. Click OK.

You should also run a full system scan with SpyHunter scanner in order to check whether there are other potentially unwanted programs on your PC.

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