How to remove the snipsmart virus

Most antivirus programs identify snipsmart.BrowserAdapter.exe as malware—e.g. McAfee identifies it as BrowseFox-FVR or Artemis!F527B18B7601, and Sophos identifies it as Browse Fox.

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Snipsmart.BrowserAdapter.exe file information

The process known as snipsmart.BrowserAdapter.exe belongs to software unknown by snipsmart.

Description: Snipsmart.BrowserAdapter.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Snipsmart.BrowserAdapter.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 105,712 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 104,176 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with snipsmart.BrowserAdapter.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of snipsmart (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), turn to the software developer, Snipsmart, for advice or search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify snipsmart.BrowserAdapter.exe related errors

Important: You should check the snipsmart.BrowserAdapter.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If snipsmart.BrowserAdapter.exe has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving snipsmart issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active snipsmart process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the snipsmart.BrowserAdapter.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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