Get Rid of Smart Web Search from Homepage

Published October 2, 2014 by Marlin Spencer

Smart Web Search replaces my homepage and pops up all the time when I surf the Internet. How can I remove this page from my browser forever? Continue to read.

The Information of Smart Web Search

Smart Web Search should be a kind of stubborn browser hijacker virus, which is capable of penetrating into your PC without any notice and consent. Generally, Smart Web Search bundles its malicious codes with some free downloads. Therefore, when you install those hacked software onto your system, you may install this hateful virus on your machine as well. Once this virus is inside, you will get to know how annoying it can be.

First of all, the start page on your browser will be change to Smart Web Search, which can drive you crazy when you try to change the start page back to the original website, for that it doesn’t help a little while. Moreover, like HoistSearch.com and Websearch.searchandfly.info, by changing your browser settings, Smart Web Search can affect your browsers, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Then you will see that your browser is hijacked to unwanted sites all the time, which you even don’t click on related links.

In addition, you try to look up something with your default search engine, only to find that the search results are redirected to some unknown websites. Besides, lots of ads will keep pop up on your PC screen to disturb your surfing activities. All in all, Smart Web Search should be deleted as soon as possible to make your machine go back to the normal one.

Smart Web Search Screenshot:

Step 1: Uninstall Qozmo.net from Control Panel

For Windows 7 and Vista users:

1. Click Start menu button, and click Control Panel
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2. Select View by Category and click Uninstall a program under Programs

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For Windows XP users:

1. Click Start menu button, and click Control Panel

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2. Click Add or Remove Programs
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For Windows 8 and 8.1 users:

Hover your mouse over the lower left corner of your screen, right click on the Start menu and select Programs and Features
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For Windows 10 users:

Right click on the Windows menu and select Programs and Features
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In the program list window, investigate all programs you installed, click on those suspicious programs, and click Uninstall or Remove to get rid of them.
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After you uninstall Qozmo.net and other potentially unwanted programs which may cause your browser redirect problem, it′s necessary to scan and check your computer system for any unwanted leftovers. To scan your system and detect any leftover, you can use this recommended malware detector.

 

Step 2: Remove Qozmo.net from Google Chrome

1. Remove malignant extensions from Google Chrome

1.1 Open Google Chrome, click its menu icon, move your mouse to More tools and click Extensions
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1.2 Investigate all extensions, and click the trash can to remove any unwanted extension
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2. Change your Startup page of Google Chrome

2.1 Click its menu icon and click Settings
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2.2 Under On Startup, click Set pages link
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2.3 Hover your mouse over Qozmo.net and click X to delete it from Google Chrome
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2.4 After that, you can type in your favorite website as your startup page and then click OK

3. Change your home page of Google Chrome

3.1 Click its menu icon and then click Settings

3.2 Under Appearance, tick Show Home button and then click Change
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3.3 Delete Qozmo.net, type in your favorite website and then click OK
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4. Change your default search engine of Google Chrome

4.1 Click its menu icon and click Settings

4.2 Under Search, click Manage search engines…
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4.3 Hover your mouse over your favorite search engine and click Make default to set it as the default search engine of Google Chrome
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4.4 After that, hover your mouse over Qozmo.net and click X to delete it from Google Chrome
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Optional steps:

If you′re still redirected to Qozmo.net, you can reset your Google Chrome.

1. Click its menu icon and click Settings

2. Scroll down the Settings page and click Show advanced settings
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3. Move to the end of the page, and click Reset settings button under Reset settings section
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4. Click Reset button to continue
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Step 3: Remove Qozmo.net from Mozilla Firefox

1. Remove malignant add-ons from Mozilla Firefox

1.1 Open Mozilla Firefox, click its menu icon, and click Add-ons
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1.2 Click Extensions tab, investigate all add-ons, and click Remove button to remove any unwanted add-on
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2. Change your home page of Mozilla Firefox

2.1 Click its menu icon and click Options
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2.2 Click General tab, delete Qozmo.net from Mozilla Firefox, and then type in your favorite website as your home page
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3. Change your default search engine of Mozilla Firefox

3.1 Click its menu icon and then click Options

3.2 Under Search tab, select your favorite search engine in the dropdown menu
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3.3 In One-click search engines, click on Qozmo.net and click Remove to get rid of it from Mozilla Firefox
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Optional steps:

If you′re still having problems with Qozmo.net, you can reset your Mozilla Firefox.

1. Click its menu icon and click Open Help Menu
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2. Click Troubleshooting Information
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3. Click Refresh Firefox button to reset Mozilla Firefox
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4. Click Refresh Firefox button to continue
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Step 4: Remove Qozmo.net from Internet Explorer

1. Remove malignant add-ons from Internet Explorer

1.1 Open Internet Explorer, click the gear button, and click Manage Add-ons
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1.2 Click Toolbars and Extensions tab, investigate all add-ons, and click Remove or Disable to remove any unwanted add-on
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2. Change your home page of Internet Explorer

2.1 Click the gear button and click Internet options
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2.2 Under General tab, delete Qozmo.net from Internet Explorer, and then type in your favorite website as your home page
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3. Change your default search engine of Internet Explorer

3.1 Click the gear button and then click Manage Add-ons

3.2 Under Search Providers tab, highlight your favorite search engine and then click Set as default button to set it as your default search engine
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3.3 Highlight Qozmo.net and click Remove to get rid of it from Internet Explorer
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Optional steps:

If you′re still having problems with Qozmo.net, you can reset your Internet Explorer.

1. Click the gear button and click Internet Options

2. Click Advanced tab and then click Reset button to reset Internet Explorer
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3. Tick Delete personal settings option and click Reset to continue
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Step 5: Remove Qozmo.net from Safari

1. Remove malignant extensions from Safari

1.1 Open Safari, click the gear button, and click Preferences…
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1.2 Click Extensions tab, investigate all extensions, and click Uninstall to remove any unwanted extension
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2. Change your home page of Safari

2.1 Click the gear button and click Preferences…

2.2 Under General tab, delete Qozmo.net from Safari, and then type in your favorite website as your home page
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3. Change your default search engine of Safari

3.1 Click the gear button and then click Preferences…

3.2 Under General tab, select your favorite search engine in the dropdown menu
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Optional steps:

If you′re still having problems with Qozmo.net, you can reset your Safari.

1. Click the gear button and click Reset Safari…
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2. Tick all options and click Reset button to reset Safari
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Step 6: Remove Qozmo.net from Opera

1. Remove malignant add-ons from Opera

1.1 Open Opera, click its menu icon, move your mouse to Extensions and click Extensions Manager
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1.2 Investigate all extensions, and click X to remove any unwanted extension
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2. Change your home page of Opera

2.1 Click its menu icon and click Settings
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2.2 Click Browser tab, click Set pages link under On startup section
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2.3 Hover your mouse over Qozmo.net and click X to delete it from Google Chrome
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2.4 After that, you can type in your favorite website as your startup page and then click OK

3. Change your default search engine of Opera

3.1 Click its menu icon and then click Settings

3.2 Click Browser tab, click Manage search engine… under Search section
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3.3 Hover your mouse to your favorite search engine and click Make default
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Optional steps:

If you′re still having problems with Qozmo.net, you can reset your Opera.

1. Click its menu icon and click About Opera
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2. Copy your profile path and then close Opera
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3. Hold Windows logo and R keys on the keyboard to open Run
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4. Paste your profile path into the box and click OK
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5. Delete the whole folder
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Warm tips: if you are not comfortable with performing the above steps, you can use this recommended malware remover to help you automatically detect and remove Qozmo.net and other hidden malware.

Removal assistance:
If you are having problems while performing Qozmo.net removal from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware removal forum.

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