What is SmartDivision

SmartDivision is categorized as advertising software that promotes unreliable ads, banners, coupons, and pop-ups in many popular browsers including Safari on Mac. Users also observed it installs changes similar to browser hijackers. These changes may include the replacement of the default search engine and homepage with new, yet unreliable alternatives. A combination of both adware and browser hijackers set on your system can diminish and endanger your browsing experience. SmartDivision is likely to run data surveillance (e.g. passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations, credentials, etc.) and sell it to third-party figures for profit. If you see SmartDivision appear around the list of installed applications, it should definitely be removed from your PC. There is also a chance such software installed a browser extension to affect the above-mentioned changes, so it should be deleted as well. Luckily, you do not have to do this on your own as we have prepared the full guide to instruct you through the entire process, step-by-step.

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How SmartDivision infected your computer

All applications that have adware or browser hijacker capabilities are spread the same way in most cases – through freeware programs advertised on the web. Because many users search for pirated or cracked software on third-party resources, they put themselves at risk of tripping over so-called repacks that contain promotional offers. Such offers can be unchosen, however, because there are initially selected by default, the skipping of them will more likely result in unwanted installation. This happens to many users that rush through all installation steps willing to finish it quicker. Thus, it is worth taking your time and unchecking all third-party offers during the installation of unofficial programs. If you tend to install a lot of pirated software, try to select the list of most trusted and widely-used resources that spread virus- and unwanted-free installers. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee you will not stumble into similar threats some time in the future again.

Download SmartDivision Removal Tool for Mac

Download Spyhunter for Mac

To remove SmartDivision completely, we recommend you to use Spyhunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of SmartDivision and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of Spyhunter for Mac offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Alternative Removal Tool

Download Combo Cleaner

To remove SmartDivision completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of SmartDivision and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser.

Remove SmartDivision manually for free

Note: SmartDivision sets up to start on Mac OS startup. Therefore, before starting the removal, perform these steps:

  1. Open System Preferences, choose Users & Groups.
  2. Choose your account (set up as Current User).
  3. Click Login Items tab.
  4. Find “SmartDivision” entry. Select it, and click the “-“ (minus) button to remove it.

Note 2: SmartDivision won’t quit just by closing it, therefor use Force Quit to end the process.

  1. Press 3 buttons at the same time: Option, Command, and Esc (Escape). This is similar to Control-Alt-Delete on a Windows PC.
  2. Choose SmartDivision in the list.
  3. Click Force Quit button.

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full SmartDivision removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of SmartDivision installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove SmartDivision from Applications

Remove SmartDivision from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. SmartDivision might have an Uninstaller. If you see Uninstall SmartDivision or SmartDivision Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the onscreen instructions.
  3. Otherwise, drag SmartDivision from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Cannot uninstall SmartDivision

If you can’t uninstall SmartDivision using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of SmartDivision. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag SmartDivision from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with SmartDivision.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove SmartDivision add-on from your browsers

Removing SmartDivision from Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It is a browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove the SmartDivision extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find SmartDivision extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
  3. Find SmartDivision extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose SmartDivision extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Reset browser settings

To finish SmartDivision removal reset your browser settings to make sure, there are no leftover items in browser folders.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Reset Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
  4. Click Refresh Firefox to confirm.

Remove following files and folders of SmartDivision


~/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/Services/com.SmartDivision.service.app
~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.SmartDivision.service.plist
/Library/Application Support/.[random_string]/System/com.SmartDivision.system
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.SmartDivision.system.plist

Download AdGuard for Mac to block malicious pop-ups, that promote SmartDivision

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How to protect Mac OSX from adware, like SmartDivision

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