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Should I remove Messenger Plus! Community Smartbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,352
United States Rank #13,945
Reach 0.0665%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.70 days
1023.54 days >
Average installed length: 537.79 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.35.25.10903 32.37%
1.6.1.949 8.36%
1.6.1.903 7.61%
1.6.1.889 2.89%
1.6.1.874 13.40%
1.6.1.871 0.11%
1.6.1.797 1.50%
1.6.1.788 1.50%
1.6.1.695 7.82%
1.6.1.631 5.47%
1.6.0.406 2.25%
1.6.0.392 0.21%
1.6.0.375 0.75%
1.6.0.374 0.64%
1.6.0.354 1.82%
1.6.0.337 1.07%
1.6.0.325 0.21%
1.6.0.227 1.50%
1.6.0.207 0.54%
1.6.0.157 0.96%
1.6.0.127 0.11%
1.6.0.92 0.21%
1.6.0.7 1.39%
1.5.0.451 0.32%
1.5.0.344 0.32%
1.5.0.342 0.54%
1.5.0.150 0.21%
1.5.0.148 1.50%
1.5.0.134 0.43%
1.5.0.72 0.96%
1.4.0.1751 0.32%
1.4.0.1750 2.68%

Messenger Plus! Community Smartbar

What is Messenger Plus! Community Smartbar?

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 well as DNS errors, and modifies your home page to mywebsearch.com or some other webpage. MyWebSearch automatically becomes your default search service which hijacks all your search requests as well as tracks your Internet surfing behavior to send you targeted advertising.

Overview

The most common release is 1.35.25.10903, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 smartbar.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 123 files and is usually about 8.05 MB (8,441,856 bytes). The installed file smartbar.resources.automaticupdates.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Messenger Plus! Community Smartbar.
smartbar.exe (b13f8fb0909587e112df24eb92201db5) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.063 Adware.Linkury.1
ESET-NOD32 8.8863 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A

Program detailsProgram details

URL: pages.msgplus.net/toolbar/faq.html
Help link: www.msgplus.net
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B077AD93-C6AA-421C-9D3F-244CF16AA95B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 8.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Messenger Plus! Community Smartbar

Program executable:smartbar.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Smartbar
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\smartbar\application\smartbar.exe
MD5:b13f8fb0909587e112df24eb92201db5
Additional files:
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.base.dll (by Microsoft) - Client (Plugins)
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.defaultbrowser.dll (by Microsoft) - DefaultBrowser
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.sharemanagerlocalplugin.dll - SearchResultsLocalPlugin
  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • mactrackbarlib.dll
  • microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.common.dll - Microsoft Enterprise Library for .NET (Enterprise Library Shared Library)
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.dll - 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
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll - Smartbar
  • smartbar.gui.multimedia.loader.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Multimedia.Loader
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.eventmanager.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll - ChromeRemotePlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll - FireFoxRemotePlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.personalization.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.personalization.businesslogic.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.BusinessLogic
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.dmp.dll - DefaultMailProvider
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.messengerplugin.dll - MessengerPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.notepadplugin.dll - NotepadPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.screencaptureplugin.dll - ScreenCapturePlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.wordplugin.dll (by xxx) - WordPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.settings.personalizationsettingsmanager.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Settings.PersonalizationSettingsManager
  • smartbar.personalization.settings.usersettingsmanager.dll - UserSettingsManager
  • smartbar.resources.automaticupdates.dll - Smartbar.Resources.AutomaticUpdates
  • smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll - Smartbar.Resources.HistoryAndStatsWrapper
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll - Smartbar.Resources.LanguageSettings
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.resources.dll
  • smartbar.resources.processdownmonitor.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProcessDownMonitor
  • smartbar.resources.setbrowserssettings.dll - SetBrowsersDefinitions
  • smartbar.resources.setbrowserssettingsautoupdater.dll (by Smartbar) - Smartbar.Resources.SetBrowsersSettingsAutoUpdater
  • smartbar.resources.sidebyside.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SideBySide
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SocialNetsSharer
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll
  • smartbar.resources.urlhistorysupplier.dll - Smartbar.Resources.UrlHistorySupplier
  • smartbar.resources.utilities.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Utilities
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - Messenger Plus! Community Smartbar
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll
  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • smartbar.gui.multimedia.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Multimedia
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.uninstallproductsplugin.dll - UninstallProductsPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.weatherplugin.dll - WeatherPlugin
  • smartbar.resources.browserhelperutils.dll - Smartbar.Resources.BrowserHelperUtils
  • smartbar.resources.productsremovallibary.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalLibary
  • smartbar.resources.productuninstaller.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProductUninstaller
  • smartbar.resources.translations.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Translations
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_16.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • 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\Smartbar.exe startup.
Network connections
  • smartbar.exe connects to 65.52.146.240 (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

smartbar.exe
Memory:162.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000255420%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000758%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001796%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,341,915
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:123.11 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:66 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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Or, you can uninstall Messenger Plus! Community 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 Messenger Plus! Community 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 Messenger Plus! Community 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) 63%
Win 8.1 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.13%
Windows XP 12.54%
Windows 8 9.43%
Windows Vista 5.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Windows 8.1 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.54%
Windows 7 Professional 7.46%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.58% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 16.58%
  United States 15.11%
  Saudi Arabia 7.76%
  France 5.46%
  Germany 5.46%
  Italy 4.20%
  Mexico 3.78%
  Taiwan 3.15%
  Spain 2.94%
  Thailand 2.52%
  United Kingdom 2.31%
  Belgium 1.89%
  MA 1.89%
  Canada 1.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.72%
Dell 18.84%
Acer 18.48%
ASUS 11.96%
GIGABYTE 7.61%
Toshiba 6.34%
Samsung 3.99%
Lenovo 3.26%
Intel 1.27%
American Megatrends 1.27%
Sahara 1.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.61%
Positivo Positivo MO... 3.96%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.30%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.97%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.97%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.31%

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