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Remove Snap.do from Your Computer Permanently

Snap.do toolbar is a browser plug-in and extension for the most-common browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer). Snap.do is an adware that can be downloaded from the official website of the product, or it may end up on the user’s PC unnoticed along with other free third party applications downloaded online (such as vShare). Snap.do is referred to as browser hijacker because once installed, the toolbar alters your browsers settings, setting the search.snap.do as your default search engine. The search results Snap.do displays are unverified, the company does not assume liability for their content, and they may serve potentially malicious purposes.

What Does Snap.do Do?

According to the official site of Snap.do, the main purpose of the toolbar and the search engine is to improve and simplify the browsing experience and provide tools to convert webpages quickly into PDFs, bring social networking into everyday browsing or just connect you to your favourite radio.

So far, so good. But there are a few “downs” to the perks of this application you need to keep in mind in case you are wondering whether to keep the plug-in or not. Snap.do is designed to change your browser settings, constantly redirecting you either to the snap.do official website or to search.snap.do. Using the search engine is entirely at your own risk, because the company does not guarantee for the authenticity or the content of the webpages displayed in the search results. That should be considered a red alert itself because browsing websites with unverified content may expose your computer to high-security risk and let various infection in your system.

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Data Collection
Snap.do collects information about the user’s browsing habits, such as pages viewed, search queries, IP address, etc. supposedly so the company can improve its services and provide the users with the most-relevant search results. Providing third parties with this information is an option that should never be excluded.

How to Remove Snap.do from Your PC?

According to the Privacy Policy of Snap.do, by using the Resoft Products, the user automatically agrees to have his personal data transferred and processed in or outside of the USA. Security experts strongly recommend always to read the policies of the webpages from which you choose to download free of charge applications, as well as well as the fine-print messages displayed on them. In case you have no clue how Snap.do ended up as a toolbar on your browser, we advise you to pay extra attention to the installation steps with freeware, because such add-ons often get installed bundled with other programs. You should use a reliable anti-malware tool to assure that you have removed adware permanently from your computer.

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Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.

1. Remove/Uninstall Snap.do
2. Restore the settings in your browser
3. Remove Snap.do automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

Berta Bilbao

Berta is the Editor-in-Chief of SensorsTechForum. She is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space.

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