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Should I remove Shopping Helper Smartbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,894
United States Rank #7,529
Reach 0.1873%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.72 days
139.26 days >
Average installed length: 73.17 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.113.63.19229 0.41%
11.82.63.17791 8.60%
11.76.63.18261 0.25%
11.61.63.17710 6.36%
11.55.63.16956 3.06%
11.49.63.16848 1.90%
11.44.63.16736 3.72%
11.43.63.16271 7.19%
10.215.63.15249 43.22%
10.196.63.14120 9.50%
1.153.63.12705 11.07%
1.70.63.11758 1.57%
1.68.63.12118 2.81%
1.56.63.11228 0.25%
1.6.1.963 0.08%

Shopping Helper Smartbar

What is Shopping Helper Smartbar?

This toolbar/web browser extension is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to an affiliate search portal using a primary search engine in order to collect shared search revenue. It will also modify the default search provider as well.

Overview

The most used version is 10.215.63.15249, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 115 files and is usually about 9.07 MB (9,515,008 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Shopping Helper Smartbar.
smartbar.exe (21a1f8c3bd59c9285900dce592c0f9e2) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web 9.0.0.045 Adware.Linkury.1
ESET-NOD32 8.8944 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.45 TROJ_GEN.F47V0828
VIPRE Antivirus 22592 Adware.Linkury (fs)
browserhelper.exe (697943b11eb0974c32acc82f585d8abb) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9339 a variant of MSIL/Toolbar.Linkury.A
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1225
VIPRE Antivirus 25820 Adware.Linkury (fs)
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: snap.do
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9726F9E3-EE13-4601-B2AF-81B1413BD8AF} /quiet
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Shopping Helper Smartbar

  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • (Malware detected) smartbar.exe (by Smartbar) - Smartbar
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll (by Microsoft) - sipb
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll - Smartbar.Resources.LanguageSettings
  • smartbar.resources.translations.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Translations
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - SmartbarInternetExplorerBHO
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll - Shopping Helper Smartbar
  • system.data.sqlite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)
  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • 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 - 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)
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • sgml.dll - sgmu
  • sgmu.dll
  • sidb.dll
  • siem.dll
  • sipb.dll - Client
  • sismlp.dll - sismlp
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.dmp.dll - DefaultMailProvider
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.messengerplugin.dll - MessengerPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.wordplugin.dll (by xxx) - WordPlugin
  • smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll - Smartbar.Resources.HistoryAndStatsWrapper
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.resources.dll
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SocialNetsSharer
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll
  • smartbarversionshelper.exe - SmartbarVersionsHelper
  • spbe.dll - spbe
  • spbl.dll - spbl
  • sppsm.dll - sppsm
  • spsm.dll - spsm
  • spusm.dll - spusm
  • srau.dll - srau
  • srbhu.dll - srbhu
  • srbs.dll - srbs
  • srgu.dll - srgu
  • srns.dll - srns
  • srpdm.dll - srpdm
  • srprl.dll - srprl
  • srpu.dll - srpu
  • srsbs.dll - srsbs
  • srsbsau.dll (by Smartbar) - srsbsau

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 Shopping Helper Smartbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Shopping Helper 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 Shopping Helper 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 Shopping Helper 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) 43%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.69%
Windows 8 41.32%
Windows Vista 8.10%
Windows XP 2.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.17%
Windows 8.1 17.27%
Windows 8 12.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.93%
Windows 7 Professional 6.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.87%
  France 13.44%
  Canada 8.66%
  Italy 8.66%
  United Kingdom 8.58%
  Australia 6.81%
  Germany 4.24%
  Brazil 3.89%
  Spain 3.45%
  Belgium 2.30%
  Mexico 2.03%
  Malaysia 2.03%
  Taiwan 2.03%
  Finland 1.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.62%
Acer 21.63%
Dell 13.61%
ASUS 13.24%
Toshiba 7.78%
Samsung 5.47%
Lenovo 2.79%
GIGABYTE 2.43%
Intel 0.97%
Medion 0.73%
Sony 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.57%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.71%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.43%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.86%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.29%

About (from ReSoft Ltd.)

Our vision is to become the leading provider of simple, smart web solutions and complementary applications dedicated to improving browsing efficiency and simplicity using existing technologies and user interfaces.
Publisher URL: www.snap.do

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Woddy8 months ago
It keeps coming back.