Snap.do toolbar - how to eliminate browser redirects to search.snap.do?
Snap.do Toolbar is a browser add-on which states that using it Internet users would rediscover the web. What this browser extension actually does is adds various shortcuts (social networks, GMail...) and online applications (tools for taking screen snapshots, online radio...) to one's Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox). While many Internet users could find such add-ons useful, there's a downside of Snap.do toolbar - when installed on your computer it will change your Internet browser's homepage to search.snap.do, your default search engine will be also changed to the one mentioned before. This redirection to search.snap.do website is mainly done for to monetize incoming web traffic.
The presented search bar returns legitimate organic search results but the sponsored results are managed by third parties and clicking on such results could easily end up in a situation where computer users installs unwanted software or malware on their computers. Furthermore while using search.snap.do your Internet browsing is monitored using cookies and the collected information can be sold to marketing companies etc.
Snap.do toolbar has some legitimate and useful features but the deceptive search engine and the fact that it's users Internet browsing is tracked and the collected information could be used for some shady purposes makes this toolbar an unwanted web application. Snap.do toolbar which causes unwanted redirects to search.snap.do website is most commonly installed on users computers without their consent - it comes bundled with free software downloaded from the Internet. Notice that many popular download websites are using so called installers (download clients) which offers it's users to install additional software on their computers. Most commonly such download clients uses deceptive strategies to force users into installing adware. To avoid unwilling installation of snap.do toolbar or other adware be sure to choose "Custom Installation" option when installing freeware - opt-out installation of any additional software and disallow any changes (homepage, default search engine etc.) to be made to your Internet browser settings. Snap.do toolbar is adware and it should be removed from one's computer. To eliminate unwanted redirects to search.snap.do (feed.snap.do) use the provided removal instructions.
Search.Snap.do Redirect (Toolbar) removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate and click "Programs and Features". Look for "Snap.do" select it and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Look for "Snap.do" select it and click Remove.
Notice that redirects to search.snap.do are also caused by a browser toolbar called Internet Turbo Smartbar (Resoft Ltd.) - if you can't find Snap.do entry in your "Add/Remove Programs" try looking for Internet Turbo Smartbar ("Internet Turbo" and "Internet Turbo Engine") and uninstall it.
After uninstalling Snap.do scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.
Search.Snap.do Redirect (Toolbar) removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove Search.Snap.do Redirect (Toolbar) from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for ReSoft LTD. related entries (Snap.Do and Snap.DoEngine) and disable them. To change your homepage from search.snap.do to your preferred: Click "Tools" (or the gear icon in Internet Explorer 9) select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove search.snap.do and enter your preferred domain which will open every time you launch Internet Explorer.
Remove Search.Snap.do Redirect (Toolbar) from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable "Snap.Do". To reset your homepage click "Tools", then select "Options", in the opened window remove search.snap.do and enter your preferred domain.
Remove Search.Snap.do Redirect (Toolbar) from Google Chrome:
To change your homepage in Google Chrome: Click "Bars" icon (top right corner), select "Settings", in "On Startup section" click on "Set pages" (open a specific page or set of pages), remove feed.snap.do and enter your preferred.
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click on the "Bars" icon (top right corner), select "Settings", in "Search" section click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "Web" (feed.snap.do) and add or select your preferred.