SmartResultsRemote

SmartResultsRemote Description

SmartResultsRemote is classified as a browser-hijacker application. Its goal is to modify certain settings of the user's browser of choice that will allow it to drive artificial traffic and promote a fake search engine. Most browser-hijackers also have adware traits as they can either push unwanted advertisements to the users directly or inject them among the list of search results. They also are considered to be Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) due to their dubious distributions methods. Researchers have detected that SmartResultsRemote, for example, is being delivered through fake Adobe Flash Player updates.

SmartResultsRemote sets the homepage, new page tab, and the default search engine to open safefinder.com. Reverting the changes will not be possible while the browser hijacker is still present on the computer. On its own, safefinder.com cannot conduct any search queries, and instead, it redirects to a legitimate search engine such as search.yahoo.com.

Another reason to not keep applications such as SmartResultsRemote around is their ability to track and collect browsing data, such as visited websites, search history, IP address, etc.

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