NavSmart is a nasty browser hijacker infecting many computers today. The malware specifically targets browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. It does this by adding certain parameters related to above-mentioned browsers, such as their Desktop shortcuts and quick launch items. Additionally, the hijacker installs some other malicious components into the way all above-mentioned browsers operate.
As a result of NavSmart intrusion users keep facing navsmart.info page to be displayed each time they go online. Likewise, opening new search tabs in browsers may automatically redirect users to the same page. Truly, the hijacker is quite annoying to observe. Plus, its search results are often mixed with a lot of irrelevant advertisement banners and sponsored links which may lead users to different unsafe places in the web.
NavSmart hijacker is commonly installed into PC through being bundled by default with many other free software. Of course, users need to be very careful not to allow any concealed installations to occur in their PCs. It is important to carefully read all supporting documentation associated with free programs. If you read the information about some third-party software you do not need, make sure you immediately switch to advanced or custom installation mode to prevent any junk software from getting into your PC.
The best way to remove NavSmart infection is to scan your system with a reliable and powerful anti-malware tool named GridinSoft Anti-Malware. You will need to delete the infections it finds within your system and to reset your browsers with its help as explained below.
Anti-malware software necessary to delete NavSmart hijacker automatically.
Detailed automatic removal milestones:
- Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware using the download button (above).
- Install the software and scan your system with it.
- At the end of scan click “Apply” to remove all infections related to this hijacker:
- Important! It is also very important that you reset your browsers using GridinSoft Anti-Malware after you delete NavSmart virus. Shut down all your available browsers right now.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” tab and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Select which particular browsers you would like to be reset and choose the reset options:
- Finally, Click on “Reset” button.
- You will receive the confirmation windows about browser settings reset successfully.
- Reboot your system now.
Note! GridinSoft Anti-Malware is a free scanner to identify malware traces in your computer. This means that its 15-day free trial version is only able to detect infections and remove 2 sole malicious items from your infected PC. If the computer is deeply contaminated with viruses, you need to purchase its full version to delete them.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
Instructions to prevent your system from being contaminated with NavSmart malware again:
GridinSoft Anti-Malware renders an excellent tool to prevent malicious applications from being started in your computer ahead of time. By default, this feature is disabled after you install GridinSoft Anti-Malware. To enable the Real-Time Protection mode click on the “Protect” button and hit “Start” as demonstrated below:
As soon as this feature is enabled, your PC will be protected against all possible malware targeting your computer and attempting to launch and install itself. You may click on the “Confirm” button to continue blocking this infected file from being started, or you may ignore this warning and launch this file.