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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:

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

smdmfu.exe DLL's to remove:

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

smdmfu.exe processes to kill:

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