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Hi,  My browsers, IE & Firefox have been hijacked by Amazon Smart Search.  How do I remove it under win 8 64 bit.   Thank you, Clarke
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thank you John,  I have done that, I removed Smart Search from providers list, made Bing the search default, removed all toolbars related to amazon, and changed home screen to Bing for both IE and Firefox.  I also removed for IE the Regedit start screen entry.  also, there are no references to Amazon Smart Search in Programs and Features sorted by Alpha or Date. However, after I do the above clean-ups Amazon Smart Search comes right back the next time i start up IE or Firefox defaulting automatically to Amazon Smart Search.  Clarke
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THANKS FOLKS,

However, I have done/tried all of the above and Amazon Smart Search keeps coming back.
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HI FOLKS,
THANKS AGAIN FOR THE TECH TIPS.  THEY LED ME TO FIND THIS ARTICLE

 http://www.malwareexperts.com/how-to-remove-amazon-smart-search-virus/

WHICH I FOLLOWED THE STEPS THEREIN TO ELIMINATE THE VIRUS AND NOW ALL MY BROWSERS ARE BACK TO NORMAL.

REGARDS, CLARKE
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nobus

tx for the update