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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:

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

smdmfu.exe DLL's to remove:

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

smdmfu.exe processes to kill:

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