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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:

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

smdmfu.exe DLL's to remove:

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

smdmfu.exe processes to kill:

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