This page is amde to help you remove NavSmart. The NavSmart removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
NavSmart belongs to the category of the browser hijackers because as soon as it enters your PC, it makes various modifications to the system without asking you for any permission. First, the program will modify your default homepage and search engine, but this is definitely not everything the hijacker will do. Actually, NavSmart will make all changes it feels like making, without asking for your permission at all. In this way, your virtual security might be seriously threatened, so you’d better delete the hijacker from your computer as soon as possible.
Most often, NavSmart infiltrates your PC by hiding behind fake system or some program updates. It even might makes you think that you’re installing a program update, while, in fact, you are letting a hijacker in.
Almost the same thing happens when it comes to new freeware. During the installation process, computer users usually are not much careful because they are in a hurry to complete the setup and agree to all the terms and conditions provided by the program without even reading them. In this way, users end up with the hijacker on their systems. Besides, you should keep in mind that NavSmart can also enter the system undetected by using some corrupted links, corrupted websites, or spam email attachments.
Once NavSmart has infected your PC, there are a few frustrating and dangerous things you’ll have to deal with. The first of them is the fact that when the hijacker infects the computer, the add-on is no longer bound to ask for your permission before implementing any modifications. This means that constant changes will be made to your system without your knowledge or permission. However, this is not the main problem you’ll have to deal with.
What you should know is that NavSmart will monitor and store your virtual activity all the time. After the program collects all the data it needs, NavSmart will send it to the unknown third parties hidden behind the hijacker. This data will include all of your browsing activities, i.e. your web searches, IP address, and any personal and financial information you might have shared online – for instance, your name, phone number, bank account, etc. Be aware, that the shared data might be used for malicious purposes, thus what you should do in this case is to remove NavSmart from your PC as you notice it.
The good news here is that the NavSmart removal is not a hard process. You can delete the application either manually, or automatically. Nevertheless, even if you have completed the manual removal, you still have to scan your PC with a legitimate antimalware tool to make sure that all the existing threats have been removed entirely. The security tool will locate and delete all the potentially unwanted programs and will safeguard your computer against malware in future.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must follow to remove NavSmart from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove NavSmart from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.