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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:

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

smdmfu.exe DLL's to remove:

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

smdmfu.exe processes to kill:

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