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Danger level 7
Type: Adware

Adware.SmartPops.d

Adware.SmartPops.d is an adware application, which was designed to deliver a variety of advertisements, affiliated with the adware, so as to ensure the optimal advertising of the products associated with Adware.SmartPops.d.

Being a form of a malicious Trojan infection, Adware.SmartPops.d will only represent a security risk to any computer is has infiltrated.

Adware.SmartPops.d is a potentially unwanted adware program (PUP) that could be used to display various pop-up advertisements.

Adware.BrowsingEnhancer has been found to display the following characteristics:

• Downloads/requests other files from Internet.
• Creates a startup registry entry.
• Registers a 32-bit in-process server DLL.
• Registers a Browser Helper Object (Microsoft\'s Internet Explorer plug-in module).
• Contains characteristics of an identified security risk
• Creation and Registered as a Browser Helper Object in Internet Explorer
• Enabled as an In Process Object/Server - Common with DLL Injections
• Registered as a Dynamic Link Library File
• Created as a process on disk
• Deleted as a process from disk

What Adware.SmartPops.d will do is load up with Internet Explorer, as a Browser Helper Object (BHO). This means that Adware.SmartPops.d is a dynamic link library (DLL) that tends to run as soon as Internet Explorer is started. BHO’s are usually installed covertly onto an unsuspecting computer system, so as to ensure the secretive gathering of information from the infected computer to a remote controller.

How does Adware.SmartPops.d find its way onto a computer system?
Well, there are a few ways this application could have entered into a system, namely:

- The user’s operating system and Web browser security setting are too flexible and relaxed
- The user does not follow safe Internet and PC practices.

There are a few symptoms affiliated with an Adware infection, which are usually tell-tale signs of an infection:

1. PC is working slowly
2. New desktop shortcuts are displayed on the system
3. Annoying pop-up messages (in some cases) keep appearing on the PC
4. E-mails are being sent from your email address without your consent.

To ensure whether your system has been infected is to perform a full computer system scan with a legitimate anti-spyware application.

The fact that Adware.SmartPops.d can easily enter any PC system via security exploits and flaws, most times without the user’s interaction, means that it is that much easier for Adware.SmartPops.d to enter the system and ensure the system’s security is immensely compromised.

The best way to deal with the threat of Adware.SmartPops.d is to simply remove it from the affected PC system.

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How to manually remove Adware.SmartPops.d

Files associated with Adware.SmartPops.d infection:

gxkdwkyydp.dll

Adware.SmartPops.d DLL's to remove:

gxkdwkyydp.dll

Remove Adware.SmartPops.d registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{77DD98F0-52E0-BDD8-0E0F-5A00489F6900}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{77DD98F0-52E0-BDD8-0E0F-5A00489F6900}
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