Remove SmartAddressBar hijacker

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

"Smart Address Bar” search ( is a browser adware search engine extension which is installed on Internet Explorer & Mozilla Firefox that suggests keywords as you type at your browser address bar and performs browsing redirects. 

SmartAddressBar” is bundled inside other software installation programs and for that reason you must always pay attention when you install free software on your computer.

To remove “Smart Address Bar” search engine ( from your computer use the steps below:


How to remove “Smart Address Bar” search engine ( from your computer:

Step 1. Uninstall applications installed by “Smart Address Bar” software from your Control panel.

1. To do this, go to Start > Control Panel.

{Windows 8: Right click on the bottom left corner and select Control Panel }

{Windows XP: Start > Settings > Control Panel. }

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2. Double click to open “Add or Remove Programs” if you have Windows XP or

Programs and Features” if you have Windows 8, 7 or Vista.

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3. In the program list, find and Remove/Uninstall:

a. Smart Address Bar for IE (By Think Tanks Labs LLC).


Step 2. Remove “Smart Address Bar” search engine ( from your internet browser.

Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer

How to remove “Smart Address Bar” search engine ( from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer and then open “Internet Options”.

To do this from IE’s file menu, choose “Tools” > “Internet Options”.

Notice*: In the latest versions of IE press the “Gear” icon image_thumb18 on the top right.


2. On “Toolbars and Extensions” options choose the “Smart Address Bar” and select “Disable


3. Close all Internet Explorer windows and proceed to Step 3.

Mozilla Firefox

How to remove “Smart Address Bar” search engine ( from Firefox:

1. Click on “Firefox” menu button on the top left of Firefox window and go toHelp” > “Troubleshooting Information”.


2. In “Extensions”options, click “Remove” button on the right of “Smart Address Bar 1.4.0” extension.


3. Close all Firefox windows and proceed to the next Step.

Step 3: Clean your internet browser from Adwares, Toolbars and Hjackers using "AdwCleaner".

1. Download and save "AdwCleaner" utility to your desktop.


2. Close all open programs and Double Click to open "AdwCleaner" from your desktop.

3. Press "Delete".


4. Press "OK" at "AdwCleaner – Information" window and press "OK" again to restart your computer.


5. When your computer restarts, close "AdwCleaner" information (readme) window and proceed to next step.

Step 4. Clean your computer from remaining malicious threats.

Download and install MalwareBytes Antimalware Free program to clean your computer from malicious threats remaining on your computer.*

*If you don’t know how to install and use “MalwareBytes Anti-Malware“, read these instructions.

Advice: To ensure your computer is clean and safe, perform a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware full scan in windows “Safe mode“.*

*To get into Windows Safe mode, press the “F8” key as your computer is booting up, before the appearance of the Windows logo. When the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” appears on your screen, use your keyboard arrows keys to move to the Safe Mode option and then press “ENTER“.

Step 5. Clean unwanted files and entries.

Use “CCleaner” program and proceed to clean your system from temporary internet files and invalid registry entries.*

*If you don’t how to install and use “CCleaner”, read these instructions.

Step 6. Restart your computer for changes to take effect and perform a full scan with your antivirus program.

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