I wrote this article to help you remove Search.snowballsam.com. This Search.snowballsam.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
If the Search.snowballsam.com site is a constant part of your daily online activities, we have bad news for you. The page is a clear sign of trouble. It indicates that there is a cyber infection in your system. Yes, a browser hijacker is lurking somewhere in the corners of your PC, wreaking havoc and causing you tons of problems. This is what hijackers do. They are not beneficial to you despite how they are being advertised.
For instance, the Search.snowballsam.com site claims that it helps you find movie streams online. Yes, this does sound great and it would have been great if it was true. But it isn’t. The pest is trying to trick you into keeping it on board by lying to your face. Do not believe its lies. The hijacker is anything but helpful. If you don’t delete it on time, it may even manage to cause you some irreversible damage. Don’t take that risk. Don’t gamble with your safety. Instead, find where the deceptive pest is hiding and cut its stay short. The sooner you remove it, the better for both yours and your system`s safety. Don’t hesitate. Delays lead to regrets.
As we said, the hijacker claims that it helps you find and enjoy movie streams online. However, what it actually does it ruin your browsing experience by forcing the Search.snowballsam.com site on you all the time and drowning you in a sea of ads. This way, it is boosting web traffic and helping its developers earn pay-per-click revenue. For each click you make on an ad, the hackers behind the adware get paid. You become their sponsor. Yet, there is more. Nothing the hijacker displays can be trusted. The ads are not verified. The pages you land on, as you can see for yourself, are not legitimate. A single wrong click and you automatically download more malware on your already infected and suffering machine. Is that what you want?
The hijacker you are currently dealing with causes enough problems as it is. The last thing you need is more infections. If you get infected with more pests, your machine won`t be able to handle it and it will break down for good. Do not let that happen. But there is something else. The hijacker is also jeopardizing your privacy by spying on you and collecting sensitive data which it then sends to the hackers behind it.
Your privacy is at risk. Imagine what could happen if come strangers with questionable agendas get a hold of your private details. There is no need of explaining the possible consequences, is there? One thing is sure, though. The hijacker has to go and the sooner, the better. Delete it. Find its hiding spot and get rid of it ASAP. To do so manually, please follow our detailed removal guide at the end of this article. Do not procrastinate. The hijacker uses every second to make a mess. Time is not your friend in this situation.
How did the hijacker enter your computer? Unsurprisingly, the pest relies on tricks and deceptive methods to infect its victims. It hides behind spam emails, corrupted pages, freeware bundles, fake updates, etc. But most importantly, it prays for your haste, distraction, and carelessness. Without them, none of the methods are good enough to work.
Your negligence is what hackers need the most to succeed. Don’t grant it. Be vigilant and always do your due diligence. Don’t rush installations and don’t skip reading the Terms and Conditions. Stay away from shady pages and never open emails from people you don’t know. Don’t make yourself an easy target by being negligent. This way you are only making hacker`s job easier.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, 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.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Search.snowballsam.com 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 Search.snowballsam.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.