SmartPurple adware. Best removal tips

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Some PCs these days are infected with a nasty adware called SmartPurple. This is the program currently integrated with a lot of of free applications. Whenever you install such free programs, you bear responsibility for installing all other unwanted software “recommended” for default installations. So, to avoid these installations from taking place users should make sure they read the installation details carefully.


SmartPurple Ads represent many problems for PC users these days. They appear through the majority of browsers today and cause annoying pop-ups leading users to all kinds of dangerous places in the Internet. As a consequence, the PC may become full of other dangerous or at least potentially unwanted applications.

SmartPurple adware is installed as a legally installed program in the list of legal applications. However, after you uninstall it in a common way, Ads by SmartPurple may still pop up through your browser. This is because the adware still has a lot of remnants. To remove them you need to scan the system with a proven spyware removal tool and fix your system accordingly.

SmartPurple automatic removal tool:

SmartPurple removal steps:

  • Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware and scan your computer with it.
  • Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
  • Apply actions by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Shut down all your available browsers.
  • In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
  • Built-in utility of GridinSoft Anti-Malware to reset browser settings

  • Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
  • Options to reset browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:

How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with SmartPurple in the future.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:

Enabling Real-Time Protection by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):

Malicious item blocked by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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