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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:

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

smdmfu.exe DLL's to remove:

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

smdmfu.exe processes to kill:

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