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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:

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

smdmfu.exe DLL's to remove:

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

smdmfu.exe processes to kill:

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