This article will give you all necessary information on how to remove Smart Shop Save Virus. The removal guide applies to Chrome, Firefox and IE (or Edge). “Smart Shop Save 消し方”, “Smart shop save アンインストール” and “smart shop save 削除” are just few of the questions we were just flooded with, signifying a strong presence of this threat in Japan.
Additionally, the article will introduce you to what Smart Shop Save Virus is, how you have and/or could potentially get it on your PC, aka how it pops-up, how dangerous it is, and give some easily achievable best practices for protection in the future. We hope that this information will ease you and lower the stress of having a virus in your system.
What is the Smart Shop Save Virus?
Smart Shop Save Virus is considered to be one of the least dangerous viruses out there. Most people don’t even know it is a virus, but as one of the usual software programs that their PC has. Because the community believes that it is a “well-behaved” malware they frequently don’t take the necessary time to think of its potential danger. Bottom line: a virus is a virus and it is there to harm you and you need to know how to uninstall it. Keep reading!
How was the Smart Shop Save Virus installed on my PC?
There are multiple ways by which the virus can get in your computer. Some are more distributed than others, but hackers know what and how to do their job, so the best way to stand against them is to first familiarize yourself super-duper good with your own PC, your files (where you store them; when you store them; size of files; etc.). Secondly, always be careful what web sites you visit and/or programs you download. Why? Because this is how Smart Shop Save Virus comes to you! In other words, you let him in as an uninvited guest and give it unintentional permission to access all of your files and computer work habits.
The malware could be caught by, as we already mentioned above, downloaded random programs, games, files, music, etc. from unsafe sources. In some countries it is legal to download such files for free, therefore, the risk is higher for getting the virus. In others, you have to pay a certain amount of money to purchase the mentioned downloadable, which is somewhat a safer practice, but not completely secure. So, when you download something, paid or unpaid, always use advanced settings to go through the process and not default. This is one of the few things in life you can have control over–what and how it gets installed on your computer.
Next, it is not necessary to be suspicious of all e-mails that you receive, but it is important to be careful. A popular way of distribution of the virus is through phishing e-mails. These are e-mails that seem to be sent from a legit company — one that you could have applied for a job a month ago — and/or by people you regularly communicate. However, when you open it you see flashing text, self-deleting text, a blank page, or a weird message. These are all signs of the virus! Delete the message immediately and reboot your system.
Any e-mails coming from your Spam box/folder are probably carrier of the malware too. Simply, erase them immediately. Living in a digital era helps us to choose what we want to receive or not, so use the settings of your e-mail account to make the necessary adjustments and/or blockages in order to protect yourself.
The golden question: how dangerous is it?
Smart Shop Save Virus is very dangerous. By getting into your e-mails, browsing habits, etc. hackers gather information about you, your family, your friends and your life. They get the passwords to your accounts, block them, and send additional viral messages to everyone in your contact list/address book. They use the info to steal identity, money, and for inappropriate commercials linked to your name and home address. Who would want to be one of their victim? Nobody! No reason to be scared though. Just use this removal guide as your best friend when suspicious activity have come up and frequently — once every 6 months at least — change the passwords to your online accounts and you and the directories of your PC will be doing as dandy as a candy.
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|Symptoms||Too many ads, slowness, glitches.|
|Distribution Method||Phishing e-mails, spam e-mails, infected downloadable files.|
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1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs and check MS Config.
3: Check your hosts file and domain network for being hacked.
4:Remove Smart Shop Save Virus from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
5: Remove Smart Shop Save Virus from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Remove the virus from Regedit.
Remove Smart Shop Save (Virus Removal)
Reboot in Safe Mode (use this guide if you don’t know how to do it).
This was the first preparation.
- Do not skip this – Smart Shop Save Virus may have hidden some of its files.
Hold together the Start Key and R. Type appwiz.cpl –> OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries. Uninstall it/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter. A window will pop-up:
Startup —> Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Hold the Start Key and R – copy + paste the following and click OK:
A new file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below:
If there are suspicious IPs below “Localhost” – write to us in the comments.
Open the Start Menu, type “Control Panel” in the search box —> Enter. Network and Internet —> Network and Sharing Center —> Change Adapter Settings. Right-click your Internet connection —> Properties.
In Networking, left click Internet Protocol Version 4 —> Properties. If everything is normal, your window will look like this:
If it’s not, click on the two “automatic” choices. NOTE: If you are in a domain network, contact your Domain Administrator so he can make these settings, or this may break your Internet Connection.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut —> Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but you can do this for Firefox and IE (or Edge) as well.
Properties —–> Shortcut. In Target, remove everything after .exe.
Remove the Malware from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malware —> Disable. Go to —–> Internet Options —> change the URL to whatever you use (if hijacked) —> Apply.
Remove Smart Shop Save Virus from Firefox:
Open Firefox, click ——-> Add-ons —-> Extensions.
Find the adware/malware —> Remove.
Remove Smart Shop Save Virus from Chrome:
Close Chrome. Navigate to:
C:/Users/!!!!USER NAME!!!!/AppData/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data. There is a Folder called “Default” inside:
Rename it to Backup Default. Restart Chrome.
- At this point the malware is gone from Chrome, but complete the entire guide or it may reappear on a system reboot.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC simultaneously. Go to the Processes Tab. Try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments.
A BIG WARNING! READ THIS BEFORE PROCEEDING!
This is the most important and difficult part, so be extremely careful. If you make a big mistake, it can damage your system significantly. Accounts connected to your credit cards or important information may be exposed to Smart Shop Save Virus. If you do not feel you can do this, download a professional remover.
Right click on each of the virus processes and select Open File Location, then End the process. Copy the folders somewhere (as a backup if you make a mistake) and delete the directories you were sent to.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don’t show this way, go manually to these directories and delete/uninstall them:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random