Remove DigiSmirkz Homepage

By | Posted on December 5, 2016 | Updated on March 30, 2017

DigiSmirkz homepage, toolbar, and new tab are components of an Adware that came from MindSpark family. A browser extension asserts to give user access to hundreds of Smileys and Emoticons. To easily access such feature, DigiSmirkz Toolbar will be integrated into the browser of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

Ordinarily, DigiSmirkz is spread over the internet through various dubious methods involving browser redirect, pop-up ads, and packing it to adware distribution. There are also instances that DigiSmirkz are built-in to several software bundles that bypasses user’s authorization when installing each components into the PC.
As you can see, DigiSmirkz is an intrusive type of program that gains access on the computer without user’s full knowledge. With this way of forceful penetration onto the system, people see this program as some form of virus.

The moment DigiSmirkz is executed on the computer; it directly integrates Extension on the browser. This added code is the primary means for this adware to replace home page and new tab. Instead of your own settings, you will now see DigiSmirkz Search each time the browser is opened. Aside from positioning default search tool, this adware also generates a bunch of advertisements that mean to generate profit for its creators.

DigiSmirkz Search

It is obvious that DigiSmirkz is an application that is too risky to be part of your browser program. If you find it hard to eliminate this threat, please navigate to the special section on this page and download suggested tools. Thoroughly scan the computer to find and remove DigiSmirkz objects right away.

DigiSmirkz.com

Online Security Scanner Report for digismirkz.com:

Norton SafeWeb Not yet tested Community Rating: 0.0 Dec. 06, 2016
MCAfee Site Advisor Not yet rated Feedback: No data Dec. 06, 2016
Transparency Report Currently Safe Feedback: No data Dec. 06, 2016

How to Remove DigiSmirkz

This section contains comprehensive guide to help you remove threats from the affected computer.

Procedures on this page are written in a manner that can be easily understand and execute by computer users.

Step 1 : Use Add/Remove program of Windows to Uninstall DigiSmirkz

The main cause of pop-up ads and coupons could be software that you may have installed on the computer. We need to uninstall the culprit program.

1. Click Windows Start button. Next, select Control Panel from the list. Alternatively, press Windows key + R on keyboard and run appwiz.cpl command.

2. Find the ‘Programs‘ area and click on Uninstall a program. This opens up a window showing existing software installed.

Add-Remove DigiSmirkz

3. Look for and remove DigiSmirkz, MyWay, or MindSpark entry. If not present, look for any suspicious labels that was installed recently.

4. Click on Uninstall to start removing the program.

Step 2: Scan and Delete Adware with AdwCleaner

1. Download the tool called AdwCleaner from the location stated below.
Click here to download AdwCleaner (this will open a new window)

2. Once you have completed the download, please close all running programs on the computer.

3. Locate the file and double-click on adwcleaner_Ver.exe to start running the tool. Then, click on Scan button.

AdwCleaner

4. It searches for presence of harmful programs, plug-ins, add-ons, or any data that were found malicious and linked to DigiSmirkz. You need to Clean all items detected by this tool.

5. Once scan is done, the tool may need to reboot your computer to finalize the cleaning process.

6. After reboot, AdwCleaner will display the log file of the recent scan.

Step 3: Remove Adware Add-on and Cleanup the Browser

After the previous scans, you may have deleted DigiSmirkz from the affected browser. This next step will ensure that no more module of adware will be left on the browser. This free tool scans and checks the browser for unwanted add-on and extension, and if found, Avast Browser Cleanup will give you a report and suggestion.

1. Download this free tool and save it to your desktop.
Avast Browser Cleanup Download Link (This will open in a new window)

2. Please install the program. Start the process by double-clicking on the executable file avast-browser-cleanup-sfx.exe.

3. When run, Avast Browser Cleanup performs a test on the browser. If unwanted entries were found, it will display a button ‘Remove all add-ons listed below and cleanup browser.’ You may remove all or delete one entry at a time.

Avast Browser Scanner

4. Avast Browser Cleanup will confirm before it permanently deletes the add-on. Please click Yes to proceed with the removal of DigiSmirkz on the affected browser.

Step 4: Remove DigiSmirkz Extension and Add-on

Cleaning your internet browser from clutter and unwanted add-on/extension is a must when dealing with DigiSmirkz. The procedure below discuss on resetting various browsers to its default state.

Remove DigiSmirkz from Google Chrome

Option 1 – Delete Malicious Extension from Chrome Browser

One way to remove DigiSmirkz from Google Chrome is simply to delete the Extension. Please follow these steps:

1. Open Google Chrome browser.

2. Type the following in the address bar and press Enter on keyboard: chrome://extensions

3. On Extensions window, please delete DigiSmirkz by clicking on Remove or Trash icon.

DigiSmirkz Chrome Extension

4. Google Chrome will prompt for the confirmation of DigiSmirkz removal. Please click on Remove button to proceed.

Remove DigiSmirkz Chrome Extension

5. You may now restart Chrome browser.

Option 2 – Restore Google Chrome to Default Settings

Resetting Google Chrome to default settings is helpful in deleting hard-to-remove extension such as from DigiSmirkz. This method is highly advisable to perform if you have difficulty in removing unwanted extension.

1. Open Google Chrome application.

2. In the address bar please type the this string: chrome://settings/ and then, press Enter on keyboard.

3. Scroll down to bottom, then click Advanced

4. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see Reset and Clean Up section.

5. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults. If it prompts for confirmation, please click Reset Settings button to proceed.

Google Chrome Reset

This function will reset your home page, new tab page, search engine, and other areas affected by DigiSmirkz. Unwanted extensions will also be removed from the browser. This will not affect your bookmarks, history, and other saved data. You may also run Chrome Cleanup function from this page. An integrated tool from Google Chrome but with more advanced Adware scanner feature.

Remove DigiSmirkz from Firefox

Option 1 – Delete Add-on from Firefox Browser

1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser.

2. On the address bar, type the following strings and press Enter on keyboard: about:addons

3. Under Add-ons Manager, look for DigiSmirkz and click associated Remove button. See image below for reference.

Delete DigiSmirkz Firefox Extension

4. Firefox will confirm your actions by clicking Yes. Please make sure that you have selected to Remove the home page and restore my previous setting.

digismirkz-ext-ff2

5. You may now restart Firefox browser.

Option 2 – Refresh Mozilla Firefox

This section describes how to remove unwanted extension from Firefox that may be related to DigiSmirkz. This process can fix many browser issues by restoring Firefox to factory settings without affecting your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and Internet cookies) on the browser. If you desire to remove only specific extension, please see manual removal of add-on from Firefox.

1. Navigate to Firefox menu at the top of the browser and access the Help area. Click on Troubleshooting Information.

2. A new tab will appear. You will notice a section on upper-right corner of the screen stating Reset Firefox to its default state. Click the Refresh Firefox button.

FF Reset

3. If confirmation window appears, click Refresh Firefox to continue.

4. Firefox browser will close and start the resetting process. When done, it will display a list of restored data. DigiSmirkz should be gone by now. Click Finish to open a fresh version of Firefox.

Remove DigiSmirkz from Internet Explorer

DigiSmirkz loads on Internet Explorer when you install the main program. Therefore, uninstalling it from Add/Remove Programs (Step 1) should also remove its extension from the browser. If in case DigiSmirkz still exists, please restore Internet Explorer settings to its default value.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to top menu. Click Tools, and then Internet Options.

2. Select Advanced tab on Internet Options window.

IE Reset

3. On lower part of the window, under Reset Internet Explorer Settings area, click the Reset button. Please see image for reference.

Your data like favorites, bookmark, and history will remain in the browser. However, this process may delete add-ons by DigiSmirkz and other unknown objects. If you prefer to carry out the procedure manually, please add-on removal from Internet Explorer.

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