How Can I Remove Search.searchsmg.com Hijacker from My Computer?

Search.searchsmg.com is a browser hijacker. You don’t know how it comes in your computer. The time you got a homepage and search engine of Search.searchsmg.com changes your usual Internet habit. Now you read this article, certainly you want to restore your browsers as before. However, Search.searchsmg.com can change the settings that let it automatically turns to the homepage of your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox even if you removing it. It also creates a “virtual layer” sending a lot of advertisements which are embedded the content similar to what you have queried in search box.

How Does Search.searchsmg.com Come in Your Computer?

Security workers found that web users got this hijacker because they play games in Super Mega Gaming. This is a game website which provides application of computer game. Web users who visit
this site and want to play games will be asked to click a download button. Next, the bundles put in the application are installed in the computers.

Once installed, all kinds of plugins it brings will occupy a lot of spaces of disks so that the performance of your computer drops down. Finally, that is the incentive of this post which help you improve surfing experience by removing Search.searchsmg.com.

Manual Methods to Remove Search.searchsmg.com

Step 1 Stop Dubious Processes from Task Manager

1. Press “Ctrl+Alt+Delete” (for Window 7) or “Ctrl+Shift+Esc” (for Window 8) together to start Task Manager. (alternatively you right click the taskbar and choose Start Task Manager.

 2. Click End Process to stop all malicious processes.

  task manager

Step 2 Remove Relative Programs from Control Panel

Win8 icon For Window 8 Users
  1. Click Start on lower left corner.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find dubious programs from the list and then click uninstall.
Win 7 iconFor Window 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Users.
  1. Click start on the lower left corner.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. When the window pup ups, look though all and click Programs and Features.
  4. Find programs about Search.searchsmg.com. Right click on it and choose uninstall.

Step 3 Remove Useless Extensions from Web Browers

Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome Browser. Click the chrome menu button on the right upper corner. In the list of menu button choose More Tools and then choose Extensions.

 2. In the Extension tab, remove useless extensions by clicking the trash can icon.

  Mozilla Firefox

 1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Click on Firefox tool button and click Add-ons.

2. In the page of Add-ons Manager, select the Extensions or Add-ons tab. 

3. Select the dubious add-ons you want to remove. Click the Remove.

  Internet Explorer

 1. Open Internet Explorer. Click on IE setting button and choose Manage add-ons.

 2. In the page of Manage add-ons, select the dubious add-ons and the programs you want to delete. Click Disable to remove them.

Automatic Methods to Remove Search.searchsmg.com

SpyHunter is a powerful virus detection and removal tool that can provide the latest updates for virus database. When you meet some illegal website or plug-in occasionally, you will be immediately notified and SpyHunter also helps you remove them. 

Step 1 Dowload and Install SpyHunter

1. Download SpyHunter by clicking the below link.

 2. Run the file.exe by clicking Run.

  Spy run this file

 3. After it is done, double click SpyHunter icon. In the interface of SpyHunter click the Scan Computer Now! 

start new scan

 4. The results of scanning come out. You will see the computer threats list. Tick Select All and then click Fix Threats.

fix threats

Step 2 Clean Computer with RegCure

In addition to SpyHunter, there is RegCure Pro. You can use it to remove registry entries or cookies hijacked by Search.searchsmg.com.

 1. Click the link below to download RegCure.

  Download RegCure Pro

 2. Click Save File to save the file.exe.

  save file

 3. Run the file.exe by clicking the Run button. If the Windows asks you whether to allow or not, please choose allow.


 4. After the installation is successful, double click the shortcut icon to open RegCure, which will automatically turn to the interface of System Scan and start to scan.

  alt=Regcure Install

 5. When the scanning is finished, you will see all the threats. Now, don't hestate to click Fix All to solve all issues in your computer.

  regcure fix all

There is a video which provides similar methods to remove browser hijacker. You can have a look!

In conclusion:
Browser hijacker is one of the biggest computer threats in this world. It means your PC is in danger, so please remove Search.searchsmg.com as soon as possible.

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