82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove Smart - 23?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0001%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 155.47 days
536.33 days >
Average installed length: 281.80 days


VersionDistribution 50.00% 50.00%

Other programs by Bright circle investments

Smart - 23

What is Smart - 23?

Smart 23 is a web browser extension that injects display advertising in the user's browser. Ads are displayed in the form of banners and contextual text-links and are both injected in white space areas of the HTML page or over existing ads of the underlying web site. These ads are typically for PC optimization utilities, other bundled malware or other types of malvertising.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The primary executable is named Smart - 23-bg.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 2.11 MB (2,209,984 bytes).

This browser extension utilizes Crossrider framework, a cross-browser toolbar/plugin platform used to develop, deploy and monetize web browser toolbars for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Crossrider extension provide monetization options, mostly potentially unwanted apps, for toolbars including coupons, search assistant (home page and search hijacking) and in-text contextual advertising. Many adware programs (defined by a number of anti-virus vendors) are built using Crossrider as it provides a quick an easy way to deploy ad-supported features that will assist in browser search hijacking.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Adds a toolbar to IE and an extension to Chrome and Firefox
  • Uses the Crossrider toolbar framework
  • During install it may hijack/modify the browser's homepage and search provider
  • Runs disconnected from the browser as a background process
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Smart - 23.
Smart - 23-bg.exe (bba8bee4ea53b15a39ae182a98a9b4ca) has been flagged by the following 26 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Trojan.Generic.11366483
AegisLab 1.5 AdWare.MSIL.DomaIQ
avast! 2014.9-141120 Win32:Malware-gen
AVG 2015.0.3285 Generic5
Avira Adware/CrossRider.A.4452
AVware Crossrider (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAA
Bitdefender Trojan.Generic.11366483
Dr.Web Trojan.Crossrider.21744
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.11366483
ESET-NOD32 8.10589 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AL
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/CrossRider
F-Prot v6. W32/A-eb9ef301
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Trojan.Generic.11366483
G Data 14.11.24 Trojan.Generic.11366483
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.02 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
McAfee 5600.6941 Artemis!BBA8BEE4EA53
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6941 BehavesLike.Win32.AdwareCross.hh
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.11366483
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Crossrider.daqdfw
nProtect Trojan.Generic.11366483
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.244
Sophos 4.98 AppRider
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
VIPRE Antivirus 34092 Crossrider (fs)
       View all 26 all detections
Smart - 23 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 Smart - 23.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: smart-saverplus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smart - 23
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Smart - 23\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 2.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Smart - 23

Program executable:Smart - 23-bg.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Smart - 23
Smart - 23 exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Smart - 23\Smart - 23-bg.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Smart - 23-bg.exe (by smart-saverplus) - Smart - 23 (Smart - 23 exe)
  • Smart - 23-bho.dll (by smart-saverplus) - Smart - 23 BHO
  • Smart - 23-bho64.dll
  • 360-48914.crx
  • 48914.crx
  • 48914.xpi
  • Smart - 23-nova.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Smart - 23-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Smart - 23' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411891114} (CrossriderApp0048914).

How do I remove Smart - 23?

Quickly and completely remove Smart - 23 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove Smart - 23 from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Smart - 23 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 Smart - 23, 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 Smart - 23.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Smart - 23 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Scan your PC for malware
If you do not have a good anti-virus program, please consider installing one. Below are some we highly recommend.

Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  France 14.29%
  United Kingdom 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
American Megatrends 50.00%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.