Smartbar by Smartbar

Remove Smartbar.exe
Warning 38 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of Smartbar.exe.


There are 5 versions of smartbar.exe in the wild, the latest version being smartbar.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 13.4 KB. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 93.37 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 34.36 MB per minute for reads and 2.56 KB per minute for writes.

What is smartbar.exe?

Smartbar (Snap.Do) is a web browser addin/toolbar with Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Snap.Do provides social integration features for Facebook and Twitter. Privacy Policy: In order to facilitate, refine, personalize and match the identification and presentation of our products results to your browsing preferences and habits, we collect information regarding your use of our Product including URL and information of websites you browse while Smartbar is installed.

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File name:smartbar.exe
Product name:Smartbar
Typical file path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\application\smartbar.exe

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Smartbar.)
Linkury Inc.
  70% remove
Community Smartbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) a...
Messenger Plus!
  62% remove
The Toolbar installs into your Internet browser and allows you to search the Internet with MyWebSearch, a known potentially unwanted program that changes and redircts all of your search results as wel...
  82% remove
Reimage SmartBar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of smartbar.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Browser Infrastructure Helper' → C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Smartbar\Application\Smartbar.exe startup

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 38 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
Agnitum Adware.Agent!9y3SybILGeI
AVG 2014.0.3629 Toolbar.NC
AVG 2014.0.3629 Toolbar.NC
BitDefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.394007
BitDefender 7.2 Adware.Generic.382644
Comodo Internet Security 15614 ApplicUnwnt
Comodo Internet Security 16566 ApplicUnwnt
Comodo Internet Security 16490 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.MulDrop4.24551
Dr.Web Trojan.MulDrop4.24551
Dr.Web Trojan.MulDrop4.24551
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.382644 (B)
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.394007 (B)
ESET NOD32 7.8127 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A
ESET NOD32 7.8487 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A
ESET NOD32 7.8541 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A
Fortinet Adware/MSIL_Agent
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.394007
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.382644
G Data 13.7.22 Adware.Generic.394007
G Data 13.7.22 Adware.Generic.382644
Ikarus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL
Ikarus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL
Kingsoft 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Kingsoft 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.400.1158 Artemis!06B738D80952
McAfee Gateway Anti-Malware v2013-dat Artemis!06B738D80952
eScan by MicroWorld Adware.Generic.382644
PC Tools HeurEngine.ZeroDayThreat
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1B1
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0225
Trend Micro HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH01FP13
Vba32 AntiVirus
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.MSIL.Agent
Vba32 AntiVirus TScope.Trojan.MSIL
VIPRE Antivirus 19398 Adware.Linkury (fs)
VIPRE Antivirus 19018 Adware.Linkury (fs)

VersionsAll file variations of smartbar.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
06b738d809525eaaf42978026799048c 88e09f80d61e53b6c34cb0961e3a22ab5ed7361c 13.5 KB
ae683158bcd281ce7bb6a9f54c8e140c 01e6b34c281166043343e8e658061a61d430842d 13.5 KB
c2af5707c1112b936e1c156c0f42cc62 328628394cd49e8e07fa1a106227a829b2f81f12 13.5 KB
657f910c1caecc666fc4796080d99397 5c199b277f0d5c2b0e10e9a7905d4ba9908497bf 13.5 KB
9ed3e80dbe86dfe60efe1537162dfb4d ffdf6d70483a115867c0d65cd13f05b0dd7b112a 13 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate N 41.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows Vista Ultimate 8.33%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 72.73% of Smartbar.
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