Remove http://search.snap.do redirect virus

It’s been two days since I have this http://search.snap.do hijacker and toolbar. I believe, downloading what I know as useful software is the culprit for installing this virus. What it does is very annoying. When I search something on the Internet, the virus redirects the result to http://search.snap.do. I went to their web site to find any tool to remove the products, but they offer no tools. After few days of waiting on my email to them, they did not respond at all.

My browsers are all affected by snap.do toolbar. It tries to manipulate the system especially when I am browsing the web and searching using google. I found a way to uninstall the program from add/remove of control panel. However, it is not sufficient to completely remove the entire http://search.snap.do hijacker. Browsers are still showing the snap.do search box on my home page.

Please help me uninstall the adware.

Thanks,
blazetim

8 Responses

  1. stevbee says:

    Uninstall search.snap.do
    1. Open Windows Control Panel.
    2. Choose Programs (Uninstall a Program).
    3. It will open a list of installed programs, find search.snap.do or any related term and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    Remove search.snap.do in Internet Explorer:
    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Go to Tools > Options.
    3. On General tab, proceed to ”Change search defaults” and click the “Settings” button.
    4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your desired search provider and click the button “Set as default” to replace search.snap.do.
    5. You may now remove search.snap.do from the list.

    Remove search.snap.do in Mozilla Firefox:
    1. Open Mozilla Firefox Internet Browser.
    2. On Google’s Search box, click the “arrow down” beside the logo.
    3. Select “Manage Search Engine” from the drop-down list.
    4. Choose your desired search default (like Google) and click the button “Move up.” It should be on the top of the list to set it as default.
    5. You can now remove other installed search engine.

    Remove search.snap.do in Google Chrome:
    1. Open Google Chrome.
    2. Click on the Wrench icon on top right corner of the browser.
    3. Choose “Settings” from the drop down list.
    4. Select “Basics.”
    5. Click on “Manage search engines” under SEARCH settings area.
    6. Hover your mouse to a preferred search engine and click “Make default.”
    7. You can now remove search.snap.do by clicking on the X mark.

  2. Luke Nguyen says:

    it’s fantastic , i tried and it worked ,, thank you very much !

  3. clint clemenson says:

    I thought I’d share my story and how I finally got success for anyone else searching for how to remove this devilish dl….
    First I’ll skip all the things anyone normal would do like trying to switch your homepage and such…. it doesn’t work. I finally went to uninstall program and after three attempts (the first one took it off firefox, the second from explorer, and the third finally uninstalled the program… although there was another snap.do to uninstall after that) I finally had the program removed. I opened firefox, and viola it was gone.
    HOWEVER, every time I opened a new tab or put a seach in my google search box, it redirected to that snap.do site. After more investigation, I found the way to fix it, which I’ll share.

    First, right click on the icon next to the search bar in the top right corner of this screen, about 8 o’clock from the X button (close screen button). You can pick which search engine to use and delete the one (mine was craftily labeled as “internet search”). First job done.

    Second, in the address bar, where you type in the website you want to go to (ie: http://www.gmail.com) instead type: about:config
    It will give you a warning saying you could have the warranty invalidate, but just click through. At the top of the screen it will have a search bar. Type in snap.do and whatever comes up is still adjusted wrongly by the download of snap.do. Right click on each line, and hit “reset” and it will fix those redirects and you should be all good.
    Just like the other sites, I recommend using a virus scan, malware scan, and registry fix. I did all three with no bad results found, but better to be safe. Hope this post cuts off a while from your search to find a way to fix this!

  4. abcd says:

    @clint clemenson
    Great !!!
    its works ..

  5. RR says:

    clint clemenson i followed what u said to remove snap do from coming up on new tabs on firefox ,thx bro

    RR
    India

  6. RR says:

    it works …….

  7. whatever says:

    I tried and tried and tried to delete snap.do from my IE search engine. I had removed it from the control panel, from firefox and google, but It just wouldn’t go away from IE search. Thank you, thank you – your suggestion worked! Yay!

  8. Kristine says:

    Hi! I’m still having the problem about this Snap.do. I did what Clint Clemenson said but still didn’t work. Everytime I search and click a link, it redirects me to a different website. Can somebody help me with this. Thanks!