SmartWallet adware is a web browser add-on promising to help internet surfers save cash and time by enabling coupons and also compare shopping. The main cause for negative impressions is a false software marketing way called ‘bundling’ – a confidential installation of supplementary programs along with the regular ones. By using this solution SmartWallet installs on popular browsers without users’ authorization. You should remember that certain of those ads could redirect to suspicious web pages containing infectious components, and therefore, your PC may become infected.
SmartWallet is dangerous
Keep in mind, SmartWallet gathers different data (for example: operating system, web sites visited, IP addresses, pages viewed, demographic location etc.). The recorded data may include personally identifiable details. SmartWallet installed on your computer will threaten your online safety. Web surfers must know that this infection like many other swindler software offering the same parameters. We can cite a long list of such scams. But unfortunately, neither of them really give any of the promised features. Besides that, they display obtrusive ads and may share data with third parties in order to generate income. Given this, you must delete SmartWallet from your PC as fast as possible.
How can SmartWallet download on your system?
The research discovered, that newly, large number of adware (such as SmartWallet) is being distributed using upload clients on free software download web pages. Download clients assert to ease the upload process for the user, but really they can offer install suspicious applications along with the users’ selected software, and therefore, monetize internet sites like free services and traffic, and also soft32.com, softonic.com, download.com and many others. On certain occasions, additional applications are simply hidden under the ‘Custom’ or ‘Advanced’ installation settings. To avoid computer viruses, user must closely analyze every step when uploading free programs. Also, you should make sure that no other applications are being installed along.
How to remove SmartWallet?
You could install dependable antivirus software on your PC. It may be Trojan Killer. This powerful an application was developed to detect and destroy malicious software. If you need any help, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.
SmartWallet automatic removal tool:
SmartWallet removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click on “Tools” and then on “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:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with SmartWallet in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer 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:
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 Trojan Killer 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):