Smart Address Bar Removal Guide

Do you know what Smart Address Bar is?

Smart Address Bar is a browser add-on that is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, but it can be installed on Internet Explorer as well. It can be downloaded at, but it is also available at Mozilla Firefox add-ons website and at such places as Cnet. Smart Address Bar is there to improve your web search by turning the browser address bar into a search box. When you have the add-on installed, whenever you type something into the browser's address bar, Smart Address Bar presents you with keyword-related search suggestions, and can even display your previous search history.

The add-on can definitely be rather useful, although some users have expressed their wish to remove or disable Smart Address Bar. There may be some apprehension regarding privacy policy, because Smart Address Bar uses cookies, but according to the official website, the add-on uses cookies only to "assign temporary identification numbers" to computers that connect to the add-on's servers. When your computer is identified by Smart Address Bar's server, it can provide you with relative search suggestions that coincide with your general likes and preferences. Smart Address Bar claims that all of its cookies are less than 5KB in size and they function temporarily - after a limited period of time they are simply deleted.
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Smart Address Bar can also contain links to third party websites. As it is indicated in Smart Address Bar's privacy policy, its policy does not apply to third party websites, and so if you find yourself redirected to an unfamiliar page, you because responsible for own safety. Smart Address Bar does not review third party websites, so it cannot be responsible for other website's privacy practices. If you do not want to deal with third party websites, you can remove Smart Address Bar following the instructions below:

Remove Smart Address Bar from PC

Instructions for Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. When Charms bar appears, click Settings. Go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Smart Address Bar.

Instructions for Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Click Uninstall a program and remove Smart Address Bar.

Instructions for Windows XP

  1. Open Start Menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove program and uninstall Smart Address Bar.

Remove Smart Address Bar from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. Disable and remove Smart Address Bar from Extensions.
  3. Restart your browser.

If you think that there may be some suspicious programs lurking in your system, run a full PC scan with SpyHunter free scanner, and you will know whether you have something to remove or not.

In non-techie terms:

Smart Address Bar is a browser plugin that turns your address bar into a search box, providing you various search suggestions. It is a legitimate tool, but if you do not want to use it, you can easily remove Smart Address Bar from your PC.

Aliases: Smart Bar.