How to remove Snapdo (Virus Removal Guide)

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Cyber Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.

84 Responses

  1. stockyman says:

    Dude, you are awesome, it worked for me. Thanks.

  2. Riley says:

    I have completed both steps 1 and 2 but i am struggling with step 3. When i go into control panel and click uninstall on either or Engine, I am finding it to be unresponsive. Yet if i click uninstall on any other program, it works without fail. Is there anything i can do?


  3. Dougie says:

    i found this on another website and its something that is left out of this guide and was driving me crazy

    in firefox, snapdo will open its own search page in a new tab and none of the malware software will fix this, however. go to the “about:config” page (without the quotes) firefox will say something about voiding your warranty but click the button to continue.
    once on the page find the line that is labeled “browser.newtab.url” and right click on it, select modify, this will give you a dialogue box which will allow you to set whatever web page you want as your new tab page. if you want the firefox thumbnail page of recently used sites then set this to “about:newtab” (without the quotes)

    hope thats usesfull 🙂

  4. Freddy says:

    Thank you!

  5. Anonymous says:

    thanks a lot

  6. Kevin says:

    If anyone should be subjected to a DOS attack it is these types of assholes that do nothing but destroy the Internet

  7. radha says:

    thanks that was quick share indeed! have uninstalled , hope it works now

  8. Kei says:

    Thanks a bunch for all the steps to overcome snapdo! Welcome back google chrome. All thanks to u!

  9. HijackedBySnapDo says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. Was extremely helpful and helped me make sense of an increasingly frustrating situation. Thanks again!

  10. Peter Slingsby says:

    I run windows 8 on my laptop, chrome is infected with Snap-Do. I cannot find any reference to snap-do in programs or reg-edit. I have purchased Malware bytes and have performed a thorough search of the computer and H-Drives-backups to no avail. I have uninstalled chrome and reloaded — still the same. One thing I did notice, I fired up the computer one time without turning the wireless net on and a name came up in the web search box at the top of the screen ‘feed snap-do . com’ came up when I tried to access chrome?? would the malware only be coming in when I try and fire up Chrome?
    explorer appears to be unaffected by snap-do.
    hope you can help

    • Adn says:

      Same problem as Peter.

      • Sean Doyle says:

        I am not sure of the issue you are referencing to.

        Though it is boldy simple: You must uninstall software that is causing unwanted symptoms.

        Look through your Control Panel for unwanted software and uninstall any if found. If you do not find any software to remove (which I doubt – It’s there) I recommend to search in C: > Program Files for a folder that represents software you are not familiar with. If you find unfamiliar software, go into the folder and click the uninstall.exe file to remove the software.

        Freeware and shareware, or free software you downloaded online might be the culprit.

        You may also want to check your browser shortcuts by right clicking the browser’s icon and making sure they are not set to, etc.

        Another very simply solution is to use the instructions in this article for the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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    • ram says:

      first see if you have a program called Protector it’s by the publisher Conduit. I have this same problem. I’ve read online it’s getting harder and harder to track its source and this surely is true! I’ve tried everything. I just uninstalled the program so hopefully it will work

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for the help!!!! It was an amazing explanation!!!! I thought I could not done it by myself at all but your instructions were amazing!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for the help!!!! It was an amazing explanation!!!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Sometimes it is also installed as QUICK SHARE..
    (1) Uninstall program
    (2) Scan registry for issues with CC CLEANER

    that’s it..

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the advice!!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    great help.. thanks!

  16. Anonymous says:

    These instructions were great! Easy to follow and worked!! Thank you.

  17. Anonymous says:

    thank you! great tutorial!!

  18. CCTV Installer says:

    Well done! This is the best and most complete tutorial to remove this crap from your computer.

  19. Anonymous says:


  20. Anonymous says:

    Note that if you need to remove the search provider, set another one (e.g., google) as the default. Otherwise, the remove button is disabled.

  21. Abbie says:

    Thank you so much for this. I was just trying to watch a movie, and the site forced me to install this…got everything fixed. Thank you again!

  22. Brett says:

    Thanks Sean! I contracted when trying to download a free zip app. This advice was super helpful.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a lot. Very helpful.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I was attempting to download a program I need for class and this piggy backed it’s way onto my system. Luckily I knew I didn’t download it so I refused to use the search engine and have only looked up ways to remove the program. Your site has been the most useful thus far.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much. I accidentally downloaded this off the internet for a ‘survey’ thing, and it was my homepage. I was kinda annoyed and changed my homepage back to what it was, but it kept reappearing. I searched how to uninstall it, and came upon this site, where the corresponding article admittedly freaked me out a bit, but it helped a lot. Thanks!

  26. I got it from tweetcaster
    thanks for the help

  27. Anonymous says:

    Just wanted to say thank you. This did the trick

  28. Kera says:

    Thank you! After downloading Gimp suddenly was all over my computer and no matter how many times I changed my settings, it kept reappearing. So annoying! Finally gone now.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Very helpful. Thank you so much.

  30. Anonymous says:


  31. Anonymous says:

    **** these little hacker *******

  32. thank your a life saver

  33. Anonymous says:


  34. Anonymous says:

    thank you!

  35. Dave says:

    Thank you. That was really helpful.

  36. Anonymous says:


  37. Anonymous says:

    Thank You

  38. Anonymous says:

    so after i had removed every thing i am safe once again right?

  39. Debbie says:

    Thank you Thank you Thank you. You are a life and computer saver. I have been having problems for a few days an honestly thought I was going to have to restore my computer to its very beginning stages, which I hate doing. I have to much on here I am in college and I have all my assignments and such along with my business stuff (and yes I do keep a lot on thumb drives). I can not afford to have my computer down for any length of time. You saved me so much time and hassle. whats your address I am going to send you some Christmas Cookies. lol Whats your favorite?

    • Anonymous says:

      I just found this today and have had snapshit on my comp for about a week. I didnt understand how it got there. Whoever wrote this page deserves some present for xmas ferser. P.s. ur comment helped me trust this site to ahah thx

  40. Jeremy says:

    That really helped. Thanks!

  41. Anonymous says:

    great work. THANKS!!!

  42. Anonymous says:

    great stuff, thanks

  43. Jacob Freeland says:

    Thank You!

  44. Anonymous says:

    done! thx from turkey…

  45. Anonymous says:

    thank you so much!

  46. Dana says:

    Thank you so much. Followed to teh letter & all is fine again!

  47. cmh says:

    when i go to the bar at the top of imternet explorer i type something in and it goes to i got rid of it for homepage…

  48. hater says:

    Thank you

  49. Josh says:

    Thank you so much! I kept deleting the in the “Manage web browsers” page in chrome, but it kept coming back. Now I think I took care of it.

    I just wanted to say thank you very much! I actually think was slowing my computer down because it has now been running faster ever since I uninstalled it.

  50. Ishtiaq Ahme says:

    very informative. Thanks

  51. mg1 says:

    If you use Firefox, to remove the auto search hijack (when you use the address bar to search)…

    Type about:config in the Firefox address bar
    search for “snap” in search bar in the config menu
    right click value that has the url
    click reset

  52. Anonymous says:

    I would never have found all of this on my own. Thank you.

  53. pete says:

    Fixed it now, thanks

  54. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much. Simple and clear!

  55. Anonymous says:

    Mate you’re a god… Each time I deleted it from my extensions and new page settings but it always came back… Thanks a million:)

  56. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much.

  57. Cynthia says:

    Thanks. REALLY helpful and easy to follow.

  58. Billy says:

    Thanks, really helpful.

  59. Nina says:

    thanks,this really helped 🙂

  60. Eric says:

    It won’t show in the control panel

  61. Donald Soper says:

    Thankyou ,nice and easy to follow ,cheers

  62. Charles says:

    Thanks a lot dude for this tutorial! This thing was driving me crazy!

  63. Northern says:

    Thank YOU ! you are Poo ! F You !
    Ahaha, i’m a poet and i didn’t no it. Oh shit there i go again……

  64. Anonymous says:

    thank you. is a pain to remove. Is there a registry entry for that I need to look for?

  65. Hilary Fox says:

    MG1. Brilliant! Thank you so much.

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