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Danger level 8
Type: Adware


Adware.SmitFraud 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.SmitFraud.

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

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

Adware.SmitFraud may 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.SmitFraud will do is load up with Internet Explorer, as a Browser Helper Object (BHO). This means that Adware.SmitFraud 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.

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.SmitFraud 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.SmitFraud to enter the system and ensure the system’s security is immensely compromised.

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

I would recommend that in order to avoid any unneeded risks of damage to your computer system, it is highly recommended to make use of a reliable and legitimate anti-spyware application, so as to remove Adware.SmitFraudand all its components from the infected computer system.

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How to manually remove Adware.SmitFraud

Files associated with Adware.SmitFraud infection:


Adware.SmitFraud DLL's to remove:


Remove Adware.SmitFraud registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{100B21CD-3B97-44FB-B1C0-EA6249E482E8}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{2C014816-5BD4-4166-85EA-62FE05E517C3}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{335C00B1-DB93-4EEA-8A75-C9EA3B67E895}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{49CF52D7-8D58-4E22-A874-AAD721F5B523}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{85E659D3-E110-4CE7-9D99-416FD61A1720}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{A1770FD6-A7CB-44DA-AD2C-692D2A2B521B}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{100B21CD-3B97-44FB-B1C0-EA6249E482E8}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{2C014816-5BD4-4166-85EA-62FE05E517C3}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{335C00B1-DB93-4EEA-8A75-C9EA3B67E895}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{49CF52D7-8D58-4E22-A874-AAD721F5B523}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{85E659D3-E110-4CE7-9D99-416FD61A1720}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{A1770FD6-A7CB-44DA-AD2C-692D2A2B521B}

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