How to Remove Whitesmoke

Four Methods:Removing WhiteSmoke from Your ComputerRemoving WhiteSmoke from ChromeRemoving WhiteSmoke from FirefoxRemoving WhiteSmoke from Internet Explorer (IE)

WhiteSmoke is a program and browser add-on that changes your Internet browser settings, and installs a toolbar that allows you to check Web pages for grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. WhiteSmoke affects Windows-based computers, and can be removed by uninstalling the program and restoring your browser back to default settings.

Method 1
Removing WhiteSmoke from Your Computer

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    Click on “Start,” then click on “Control Panel.
    • If using Windows 8, position your mouse at the right edge of the screen, click on “Search,” then search for and select “Control Panel.”
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    Click on “Uninstall a program” or “Add and remove programs.
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    Search for “WhiteSmoke Toolbar,” and select the option to remove the program from your computer.
    • In some cases, WhiteSmoke may only have affected your Internet browser settings. Continue with the following steps to remove WhiteSmoke from your browser if the program itself is not listed in Control Panel.[1]

Method 2
Removing WhiteSmoke from Chrome

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    Open a session of Google Chrome on your computer.
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    Click on the Chrome menu button and select “Settings.
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    Click on “Extensions” in the left sidebar.
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    Locate WhiteSmoke in the list of extensions, then click on the trash can icon displayed to the right.
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    Click on “Settings” in the left sidebar.
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    Click on the “Set pages” link displayed below the section entitled, “On startup.
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    Point to the default WhiteSmoke start page URL, and click on the “x” to the right of the link to remove this setting from your browser.
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    Enter the URL of your preferred default start page. For example, if you want Google to be your browser’s default start page, type “www.google.com.”
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    Click on “OK. WhiteSmoke will no longer display in future sessions of Chrome.

Method 3
Removing WhiteSmoke from Firefox

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    Open a session of Mozilla Firefox on your computer.
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    Click on “Tools” and select “Add-ons.
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    Click on “Extensions” in the left sidebar.
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    Locate the WhiteSmoke add-on in your list of extensions, then click on “Remove” at the far right.
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    Select the option to restart Firefox after the extension has been removed. Firefox will close and reopen.
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    Click on “Tools,” then select “Options.
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    Click on the “General” tab, then click on “Restore to default.
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    Click on “OK,” then select the option to restart Firefox at the prompt. Firefox will once again close and reopen.
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    Click on the magnifying glass icon located in the search field of your browser. The search field is located at the top right corner of your Firefox session.
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    Click on “Change search settings.
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    Select the WhiteSmoke option, then click on “Remove. The WhiteSmoke toolbar and settings will now be removed from Firefox.[2]

Method 4
Removing WhiteSmoke from Internet Explorer (IE)

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    Open a session of IE on your computer.
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    Click on “Tools” or the gear icon, and select “Internet options.
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    Click on the “General” tab, then select “Use default.
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    Click on “Apply,” then click on “OK.
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    Click on the arrow next to the magnifying glass icon located in the search field of your browser. The search field is located at the top right corner of your IE session.
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    Click on “Manage search providers.
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    Select your desired search provider, then click on “Set as default.
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    Click on WhiteSmoke, then select “Remove. WhiteSmoke will no longer be present in future sessions of IE.

Tips

  • Thoroughly read through all terms and conditions, as well as all installation options when downloading third-party apps and software to your computer. In many cases, browser add-ons and toolbars such as WhiteSmoke are automatically bundled with certain programs, and are installed when you fail to unselect them during installation.
  • Always select the “custom install” option instead of the “recommended” install option when downloading third-party apps and programs. The custom installation option will allow you to opt out of unwanted programs, toolbars, and extensions.

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