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Danger level 8
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts

smdmfu.exe

Smdmfu.exe is an adware helper, and so it might be installed alongside the advertisement-supported software. Unfortunately, most computer users are unaware of the adware helpers active on their operating systems, because this software is usually installed without any notification. Adware helpers are not critically malicious; however, they are used to control the adware and certain operations. Therefore, if you remove Smdmfu.exe, the advertisement-supported software might stop running in an orderly manner. This is what you need to consider before deleting any adware helper.

The adware helper Smdmfu.exe is better known by the official product name SmdmF Module. This is a tool created by Aztec Media Inc., and our researchers have discovered that this company has unleashed Default-search.net, Settings Manager, and other suspicious software that we advise removing from your operating system. The program is operated via Smdmfu.exe.exe (3.5MB), and most users will be able to find the file and delete it from C:\Program Files(x86)\Settings Manager\smdmf.

There are lots of different adware helpers that could be installed on your computer alongside Smdmfu.exe without your knowledge, including SystemBrowser, deltafix.dll, and BManager.exe. Even though most adware helpers do not appear to be harmful, since all they can do is download updates, receive commands, and assist in data collection, we recommend removing them. You need to delete these adware helpers, because they could be controlled by unreliable advertisement-supported programs. For example, Smdmfu.exe could be associated with the fake “Flash Player is needed” pop-up, the unreliable adware server Ndo.coreopti.net, the suspicious Qozmo Search, and other software that we recommend removing.

The undesirable programs and the dangerous infections associated with Smdmfu.exe could corrupt your PC with and without your knowledge, which is why you have to be very vigilant when browsing the web and downloading software on your PC. If you let in malicious software, you will risk the integrity of your virtual security. Of course, if this has happened already, you need to delete malware right away. Do not worry if you do not know how to remove Smdmfu.exe-related malware, because we can help you.

Many computer users who find Smdmfu.exe installed on their computers decide to delete the adware helper manually. In most cases, it will be enough to find the file representing the program and uninstall it. Of course, you cannot forget about the adware or the unreliable programs associated with the adware helper. In fact, it is far more important to remove the associated software than it is to delete Smdmfu.exe itself. Our malware researchers strongly recommend using automatic malware removal software to remove Smdmfu.exe and the associated programs.

Remove undesirable software

Remove from Windows 8.1/Windows8/Windows 7/Windows Vista

  1. Simultaneously tap Win+R keys to launch RUN.
  2. Enter Control Panel to access a menu with more options.
  3. Click Uninstall a program and find the undesirable one.
  4. Right-click the program you want to delete and click Uninstall.

Remove from Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button on the left of the Taskbar.
  2. Select Control Panel to access a menu with more options.
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Identify the undesirable program, click it, and select Remove.
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How to manually remove smdmfu.exe

Files associated with smdmfu.exe infection:

IEError.exe
litefile.bin
plura_autorun.exe
lsdprn.exe
chrome-links.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
kometaup.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
upr.exe
AppHelper.exe
MAJTuto.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
BDL.dll
Autoload.exe
dnkt.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
RGMUpdater.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
sv.exe
fiber.js
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
winclient32.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
Downloader.dll
host.exe
BitGuard.exe
uninstaller.exe
ALiBaBar.dll
Toast.exe
update.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
VideoUsage.exe
monitorsvc.exe
Updater.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
optimizer.exe
mngr.exe
CompTmp.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
dlprotect.exe
DeltaFix.dll
Client.exe
Bind.exe
psupport.dll
NCdownloader.exe
brfilterdrv.sys
Sixth.exe
VirusRemover.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
R003.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
windhcpclient.exe
MSLSService.exe
contentagent.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
toolserv.exe
Win_Updater.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
wirtual.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
playsetup.exe
lmservice.exe
DFService.exe
PackerV2.exe
PlusMo.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
ieplug.dll
update1.dll
PCProtect.dll
BrowserProtect.exe
webmakerplus.exe
dataup.exe
ContentHost.dll
openinst.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
flashEnhancer.dll
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
UpdateTask.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
AutoUpdater.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
bi_client.exe
regCheck.vbs
NTS.exe
Assistant_x64.dll
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
inspasio.exe
stprss.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
TorrentStat.exe
timetasks.exe
PCProtect.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
safetynut.exe
usetting.exe
UpdateService.exe
browsemngr.exe
systerm32.exe
smp2.exe
openinstall.exe
wabEventSupport16.dll
Seventh.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
ScriptHost.dll
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager

smdmfu.exe DLL's to remove:

psupport.dll
PCProtect.dll
flashEnhancer.dll
BDL.dll
ContentHost.dll
ScriptHost.dll
update1.dll
wabEventSupport16.dll
DeltaFix.dll
ieplug.dll
Downloader.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
Assistant_x64.dll

smdmfu.exe processes to kill:

clteyghuwphSystem.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
safetynut.exe
usetting.exe
MSLSService.exe
monitorsvc.exe
VideoUsage.exe
AppHelper.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
bi_client.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
PCProtect.exe
DFService.exe
dataup.exe
UpdateService.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
IEError.exe
stprss.exe
BitGuard.exe
winclient32.exe
Seventh.exe
Client.exe
smp2.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
PlusMo.exe
update.exe
PackerV2.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
uninstaller.exe
R003.exe
TorrentStat.exe
mngr.exe
chrome-links.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
sv.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
dlprotect.exe
optimizer.exe
MAJTuto.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
VirusRemover.exe
UpdateTask.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
Bind.exe
plura_autorun.exe
openinstall.exe
lmservice.exe
contentagent.exe
NTS.exe
NCdownloader.exe
Updater.exe
kometaup.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
lsdprn.exe
wirtual.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
Win_Updater.exe
Sixth.exe
browsemngr.exe
Toast.exe
host.exe
webmakerplus.exe
playsetup.exe
windhcpclient.exe
upr.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
Autoload.exe
CompTmp.exe
toolserv.exe
openinst.exe
timetasks.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
dnkt.exe
systerm32.exe
inspasio.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
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