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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:

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

smdmfu.exe DLL's to remove:

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

smdmfu.exe processes to kill:

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