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SmartOfferDisplay Removal Manual

SmartOfferDisplay is a browser extension and toolbar providing the user with helpful online shopping assistant functionalities that can be attractive to many. However, SmartOfferDisplay is branded as adware by malware experts, and its removal is recommended. SmartOfferDisplay works as an advertising engine, which main purpose is to generate PPC (pay-per-click) revenue for ad providers and retailers. SmartOfferDisplay injects numerous coupons, deals, pop-up ads and banners in the web pages you visit. Not only can these be quite annoying and disrupt your browsing routine, but they can also expose your system to security issues.

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SmartOfferDisplay’s Symptoms

The variety of advertisements displayed by SmartOfferDisplay, like pop-up, banner, in-text ads, deals, coupons, offers and price comparisons can be quite annoying and interrupt your activities as you browse the Web. More importantly, they can also redirect you to unsafe or even malicious web locations if you click on them end expose your computer to different security threats.

SmartOfferDisplay may collect the following information in order to present you with advertising content that matches your interests and preferences. Such can be IP address, search queries, browsing history (what websites were visited, the duration of the browsing sessions, etc.)This information may be shared with third parties for marketing purposes.

Adware-type programs like SmartOfferDisplay may also be capable of altering your browser settings and changing the default search engine and homepage to predetermined third party websites. If you experience such unwanted redirects, you are advised to run a free malware scan that will detect all threats on your computer.
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SmartOfferDisplay – Distribution Technique

Since SmartOfferDisplay is a legitimate shopping assistant tool, it can be downloaded from its official web page. But the browser extension is also categorized as adware and as such may end up on your computer through bundled downloads of free of charge programs. You might install SmartOfferDisplay on your PC along with programs and applications you have downloaded online and not even realize it until you see the pop-up ads on the websites you visit. Experts recommend the Advanced installation options where you can see а list of all additional installations and uncheck the unwanted ones.

How to Remove SmartOfferDisplay Permanently?

SmartOfferDisplay is not of a malicious nature, so its removal should not present any difficulties to the regular user. You can delete SmartOfferDisplay both manually and with a competent anti-malware program. Just follow the removal manual below to remove SmartOfferDisplay or any other adware program from your computer completely.

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1. Remove/Uninstall SmartOfferDisplay

1. Remove/Uninstall SmartOfferDisplay in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall SmartOfferDisplay.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove SmartOfferDisplay from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select SmartOfferDisplay and click “Remove

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    After SmartOfferDisplay is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate SmartOfferDisplay and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After SmartOfferDisplay is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select SmartOfferDisplay to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After SmartOfferDisplay has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on SmartOfferDisplay
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall SmartOfferDisplay. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the SmartOfferDisplay will be removed.

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    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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