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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:

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

smdmfu.exe DLL's to remove:

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

smdmfu.exe processes to kill:

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