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How to remove Sm23mS (Virus Removal)

Sm23mS (also known as Sm23mS virus) is very deceptive and intrusive adware and a potentially unwanted program. Once the Sm23mS virus has been introduced your computer system it will access and gather your private user browsing data and use your data to serve you ‘targeted’ advertisements it feels you are likely to click. Most advertisements displayed by Sm23mS adware will contain text that says brought by Sm23mS, Ads by Sm23mS, or something similar. Ads by Sm23mS will also be displayed in differnet advertisement styles including full-page pop-under advertisements, in-text ads, ads that appear when you hover your mouse over images, and generic pop-ups and banners.


Ads brought by Sm23mS adware are also known to be deceptive, intrusive, and possibly malicious. They may direct you to survey-scam websites designed to phish your personal information, sponsored search engines, websites that host malware and will exploit vulnerabilities in your computer, and other types of unethical websites.

ads brought by Sm23mS

Furthermore, potential Sm23mS malware bundles with other unwanted programs, adware, and malware. It’s really never infects a computer system alone. This means that it will be necessary to uninstall Sm23mS and other programs from your computer, as well as possibly malicious files.

Sm23mS adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a very big threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove Sm23mS if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

What is Sm23mS?

According the the author of this adware smart-saverplus, it is a web application for people who are seeking the best deals and coupons. These types of objects are also known as web shopping assistants and utilities. However, these programs are intrusive and disrupt internet usage. Antivirus and Anti-Malware programs will detect these types of programs as potential threats.

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  • Sm23mS bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • Sm23mS is usually bundled inside installers and downloaders distributed as dubious torrents or as freeware programs distributed by websites similar to download.com and softonic.com.
  • Sm23mS injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • Sm23mS makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.


How to remove Sm23mS (Removal)

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Option 1: Automatically remove Sm23mS virus with Malwarebytes

1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.


2. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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3. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

4. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

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5. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

6. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing Sm23mS we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and manually remove programs that may still exist on your machine or view our additional tips to remove Sm23mS on the bottom of this page.[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove Sm23mS

How to uninstall Sm23mS

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.


2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

Sm23mS virus

3. Search for Sm23mS in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click Sm23mS to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find Sm23mS in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove Sm23mS below.[/note]

How to remove Sm23mS add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome google chrome icon

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Sm23mS extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox firefox add-on icon

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Sm23mS add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the Sm23mS extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find Sm23mS in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove Sm23mS below.[/note]

Tips to remove Sm23mS
  • If you do not find Sm23mS in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing Sm23mS you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
  • If you need help our tech support team is standing by 24 hours a day. You can reach tech support at: 1-888-986-8411

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