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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:

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

smdmfu.exe DLL's to remove:

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

smdmfu.exe processes to kill:

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