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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:

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

smdmfu.exe DLL's to remove:

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

smdmfu.exe processes to kill:

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