SearchsmartDS Search

What is SearchsmartDS Search?

SearchsmartDS Search ( is a search engine promoted by the browser extension SearchsmartDS. This add-on is presented as useful software that allows searching for music, movies, and articles for free. Also, if we believe the information provided at the Chrome Web Store, it should help users stay anonymous by preventing the tracking of their web searches. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that it is extremely beneficial software, but we are sure of one thing – it is a potentially unwanted program. Potentially unwanted applications are not real malware, but we do not let users keep them installed because they might act in an undesirable way. On top of that, in most cases, such applications are installed on users’ computers without their knowledge. If the presence of the SearchsmartDS browser extension is a surprise for you too, delete it without further consideration. It is the only way to get rid of SearchsmartDS Search which was set as a new default search tool on your browser. You will find more information about the removal of the undesirable browser extension provided in the last paragraph of this report.test

What does SearchsmartDS Search do?

SearchsmartDS Search is set as a new default search tool on users’ Google Chrome browsers when they install the browser extension SearchsmartDS, or it affects their web browsers without their knowledge. It should be emphasized that it is not the only modification this potentially unwanted program makes. As has been observed by our researchers, it also changes homepages to SearchsmartDS Search ( redirects all searches to Bing. Even though it is considered a reputable search provider, it might still present users with some modified search results. They are not malicious, but users should still not click on them because they might be redirected to dubious websites. Unfortunately, it is not so easy to recognize and avoid them, so the chances are high that you will eventually click on them if you use SearchsmartDS Search to search for the information on the web. Since it might present you with untrustworthy search results, we suggest that you get rid of it and then start using a trustworthy search provider, e.g. Google. You cannot simply set another search provider in its place. You need to delete the SearchsmartDS add-on from your Google Chrome browser so that SearchsmartDS Search could not revive. You will remove a new homepage set on your web browser only by getting rid of this browser extension as well.

Where does SearchsmartDS Search come from?

If you have found SearchsmartDS Search set, there is no doubt that the SearchsmartDS browser extension has affected your Google Chrome browser. There is a small possibility that you have installed it consciously from the Chrome Web Store (, but if you are reading this article, it is very likely that you do not know anything about its installation on your computer. Specialists say that potentially unwanted applications are often spread bundled with other programs, which explains how they manage to enter systems unnoticed. On top of that, users might install undesirable software by clicking on pop-up advertisements promoting it accidentally. Such ads are usually displayed to users when they open dubious websites. It is not always a piece of cake to prevent suspicious software from entering the system because a number of untrustworthy applications pretend to be useful software. Because of this, security software must be installed on all users’ computers, our security specialists say. It does not mean that you no longer need to be cautious yourself once you install an antimalware tool.

How to get rid of SearchsmartDS Search

You will remove SearchsmartDS Search from your Google Chrome browser only by removing the SearchsmartDS browser extension, so take action immediately after you read this article if you do not want to keep and use this search tool. Luckily, it is quite easy to delete potentially unwanted programs from the system. You could remove SearchsmartDS through the add-ons manager. This sounds easy to us, but we are sure that less experienced users might find it difficult to remove this potentially unwanted application, so we have asked our experienced specialists working in the cybersecurity department to prepare the manual removal guide. It can be found right below this article.

Remove SearchsmartDS Search

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Press Alt+F simultaneously.
  3. Click More tools and select Extensions.
  4. Select the SearchsmartDS browser extension.
  5. Click the Trash button next to it. 100% FREE spyware scan and
    tested removal of SearchsmartDS Search*

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