Tips to Get Rid of Spring Smart Virus

Your PC is affected by Spring Smart pop-up badly? You get many pop-up ads whenever you surf the Internet? Your homepage is changed without your approval? If you say “yes”, it means that your PC is infected with Spring Smart virus. Please read this post, you will get more details about Spring Smart and get help to remove it.

Is Spring Smart a Virus?

Spring Smart is a marketing platform that shows you all kinds of pop-up advertisements when you are browsing the web, some of which may just be annoying messages while others may contain hazardous links, resulting in the consequences that your computer are infiltrated by some browser hijackers, rogue programs and potentially unwanted programs.

Spring Smart is an optional component in the installation packages of some software available for free downloading. Once they enter the system, Spring Smart is installed along with them. It has the ability to hijack every web browser and lead to continuous annoying problems, such as redirecting you to unknown web sites. The symptom that commercial ad windows pop up randomly means that the adware has accessed to your computer.

In addition, Spring Smart reports to you that Java, Flash Player and some other programs in the computer need to be updated. Please do not be deceived! That is not true and the software update installation packages are not credible provided by Spring Smart which are only used to promote potentially unwanted programs. If you notice that ads from Spring Smart keep showing up, you should stay away from them and take actions to remove this adware from your computer.

Spring Smart Screenshot:

Spring Smart

Solution 1: Remove Spring Smart Pop-up Ads Automatically & Thoroughly

Stubborn adware programs like Spring Smart can disguise its files and hide its existence in the infected system so that computer users with little computer expertise cannot easily get rid of it. Employing high-performance detection algorithm, this powerful Automatic Virus Fix Tool can detect all files and components of Spring Smart as well as other adware programs that come together. Therefore, it can save you a lot of time and trouble to fix your problem.

Solution 2: Steps to Manually Remove Spring Smart & Pop-up Ads

Usually, adware programs could be a browser add-on so as to cheat users and enter web browsers. To completely get rid of this adware and stop ads, what we should do is to check out browser extensions and remove the programs that we don’t know.

Remove Spring Smart Pop-up Ads from Google Chrome
Remove Spring Smart Pop-up Ads from Mozilla Firefox
Remove Spring Smart Pop-up Ads from Internet Explorer

Remove Spring Smart Pop-up Ads from Google Chrome

1. Click the Chrome menu button in the upper-right corner, click More Tools and then Extensions.

google-chrome-more-tools-extensions

2. Click the trash can icon related to Spring Smart you’d like to completely remove.

3. A confirmation dialog appears, click Remove.

Chrome extensions

4. Enable pop-up blocker in Chrome. Open Chrome menu again and select Settings.

google-chrome-settings

5. Scroll down the page and click Show advanced settings.

Chrome settings

6. Click Content settings button under the Privacy section.

Chrome Privacy

7. Scroll down to the Pop-ups section. Make sure that the Do not allow any site to show pop-ups option is selected and then click Done.

Chrome Pop-ups settings

Remove Spring Smart Pop-up Ads from Mozilla Firefox

1. Click on the Firefox button on the menu bar, click on Tools and then Add-ons.

Add-ons

2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select Extensions panel.

3. Select the add-ons related to Spring Smart and click Remove button.

Firefox add-ons

4. Click the Firefox button again and select Options.

Firefox options

5. In the Content tab and check Block pop-up windows box.

block pop-ups Firefox

Remove Spring Smart Pop-up Ads from Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools on the IE toolbar and click Manage Add-ons.

IE manage add-ons

2. In Toolbars and Extensions tab, select the extensions associated with Spring Smart and then click Disable button.

disable-ie-add-on

3. Click Tools and select Internet options.

Internet options

4. Move to Privacy tab, check Turn on Pop-up Blocker box.

IE Privacy

To make sure this Spring Smart virus won’t come back again, it is suggested that you delete its related files and registry keys from Windows system.

1. Click Start button and go to Control Panel.

2. Click Appearance and Personalization.

controlpanel

3. Click Folder Options.

folder options

4. In the View tab, click Show hidden files, folders and drives. Check the check-box of Show all hidden files, folders and drives. And then click OK.

show all hidden files

5. Hit Windows and R keys to open Run box.

6. Type regedit and click OK button to open Registry Editor.

regedit

7. Navigate to the files related to Spring Smart and remove them.

C:programappdataRoamingSpring Smartuninst.exe
HKCUSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionuninstall [random]
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftInternet ExplorerRestriction
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftInternet ExplorerRestrictions

Video of How to Remove Ads by Spring Smart Pop-up

Attention: You need to be very careful and patient during the manual removal process of Spring Smart. If you do a wrong step, unexpected problems will happen. So, it is suggested that you backup the system before performing manual removal. If you have no more time to deal with adware, pop-ups and other problems, it is suggested that you make use of Automatic Removal Method to remove Spring Smart.


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