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Should I remove BeeCoupons Smartbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
88% remove it12% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0003%

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.45.77.16349 100.00%

BeeCoupons Smartbar

What is BeeCoupons Smartbar?

This adware injects itself into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox) and will display out-of context advertising on web sites that are not associated with the software or its affiliate partners. Advertisements will be displayed as banner and video ads, search related ads, transitional and in-text ads and links. The software will also periodically self-update and call home for instructions as well as additional ad feeds and reporting of how the user interacts with the software as well as what domains and web pages the user visits. This web browser toolbar/extension is a 'startpage' hijacker that is designed to modify the browser's homepage, new tab page and default search page and provider in order to generate search-related revenue.

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named smartbarversionshelper.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 113 files and is usually about 9.51 MB (9,973,760 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in BeeCoupons Smartbar.
beecoupons smartbar.exe (56a7f743a7019e140a43e716d340d396) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3437 MalSign.Pindi
VIPRE Antivirus 28386 Adware.Linkury (fs)
BeeCoupons Smartbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove BeeCoupons Smartbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.browse-search.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FD27F286-084D-47D0-B4D2-3C4DECC9275F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BeeCoupons Smartbar

Program executable:smartbarversionshelper.exe
Name:SmartbarVersionsHelper
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbarversionshelper.exe
MD5:df3dc5d738d350dd0804710eaf9a96d3
Additional files:
  • alxbl.js
  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • backpageremove.js
  • (Malware detected) beecoupons smartbar.exe (by Smartbar) - Smartbar
  • bg.js
  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • chromehost.exe - ChromeHost
  • defaultblocklist.js
  • documentevents.js
  • externaljs.js
  • fbimagepreview.js
  • fiddlercore.dll (by Telerik) - FiddlerCore
  • filters.js
  • generalbackbuttondetection.js
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • htmlagilitypack.dll (by Simon Mourier) - Html Agility Pack (Html Agility Pack - Release)
  • internaljs.js
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • jquery-1.9.0.min.js
  • lrcnt.dll - lrcnt
  • lrcnta.exe - Lrcnta
  • lrrot.dll - lrrot
  • mactrackbarlib.dll
  • manifest.json
  • microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.common.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Enterprise Library for .NET (Enterprise Library Shared Library)
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.dll (by Microsoft) - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Logging Provider
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Logging Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.objectbuilder.dll - Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder
  • ndde.dll (by Brian Gideon) - NDde
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • options.js
  • pluginwrapper.js
  • popup.js
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • publisherdefinitions.js
  • redirect.js
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • sb.host.json
  • sgml.dll - sgmu
  • sgmu.dll
  • sidb.dll - sipb
  • siem.dll
  • sipb.dll - Client
  • sismlp.dll - sismlp
  • smartbar.common.dll - Smartbar.Common
  • smartbar.communication.dll - TAWAG.Communication
  • smartbar.communication.namedpipe.dll - TAWAG.Communication.NamedPipe
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.monetization.proxy.proxyremover.exe - ProxyRemover

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • beecoupons smartbar.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Browser Infrastructure Helper' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Smartbar\Application\BeeCoupons Smartbar.exe startup.

How do I remove BeeCoupons Smartbar?

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Or, you can uninstall BeeCoupons Smartbar from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BeeCoupons Smartbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BeeCoupons Smartbar.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 88%
Keep it 12%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Common models
HP-Pavilion AW010AV-ABA p... 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 1545 25.00%
ASUSTeK X551MA 25.00%
ASUSTeK X401A1 25.00%

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