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Should I remove Reimage SmartBar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,555
United States Rank #15,582
Reach 0.0095%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 47.70 days
774.27 days >
Average installed length: 406.82 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.6.1.683 62.30%
1.6.0.346 22.95%
1.5.0.445 14.75%

Reimage SmartBar

What is Reimage SmartBar?

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 Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monitization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

Overview

The most common release is 1.6.1.683, 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. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 86 files and is usually about 1.17 MB (1,230,336 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.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Reimage 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 Reimage SmartBar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.linkury.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{87EA55B3-67AB-412F-983E-3D05476E464E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 1.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Reimage SmartBar

  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • mactrackbarlib.dll
  • 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
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • smartbar.exe (by Smartbar) - Smartbar
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll
  • smartbar.gui.multimedia.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Multimedia
  • 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.base.dll - Client (Plugins)
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll - ChromeRemotePlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.defaultbrowser.dll - DefaultBrowser
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll - FireFoxRemotePlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.sharemanagerlocalplugin.dll - SearchResultsLocalPlugin
  • 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.reimageplugin.dll - Reimage
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.screencaptureplugin.dll - ScreenCapturePlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.wordplugin.dll (by xxx) - WordPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.youtubedownloadplugin.dll - YoutubeDownloadPlugin
  • 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.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
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_10.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_11.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_12.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_5.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_6.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_7.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_8.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_9.dll
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - Reimage SmartBar

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.

How do I remove Reimage SmartBar?

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Or, you can uninstall Reimage 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 Reimage 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 Reimage 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.81%
Windows 8 9.68%
Windows Vista 8.06%
Windows XP 6.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.11%
  Iran 5.75%
  Germany 4.60%
  Israel 3.45%
  Canada 2.30%
  United Kingdom 2.30%
  Hungary 2.30%
  United Arab Emirates 1.15%
  Australia 1.15%
  Belgium 1.15%
  Brazil 1.15%
  Colombia 1.15%
  GH 1.15%
  Netherlands 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.36%
Dell 23.21%
Acer 12.50%
Toshiba 8.93%
ASUS 8.93%
GIGABYTE 5.36%
Sony 3.57%
Medion 3.57%
Intel 1.79%
Alienware 1.79%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.51%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 1.75%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.75%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1241 1.75%

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