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Smart Connection

What is Smart Connection?

Identified as a version of the CMI/ConvertAd family of malware ad-injectors, this adware which is typically bundled with third-party applications in unwanted software bundles will hijack the user's browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and display unwanted ads. When running, the process will monitor and capture internet traffic and insert advertisements over existing ads or by placing new ads in white space. In either case, these ads are low in quality and even dangerous in many cases as they might be infected with malware javascript (malvertising). In addition to displaying these unwanted ads, the software runs as startup in the local application data via a registry run key and sends commands to the controlling server to request new ads based on the context of what the user is doing. This action will also report back to the server what domains the user visits, what URLs they enter as well as in some cases might send back cookies. If the sites visited are not SSL encrypted passwords and usernames might be sent to the server compromising the privacy and security of the user.


The primary executable is named Smart Connection.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package is about 1.57 MB (1,647,454 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smart Connection\Smart Connection\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{20C574F6-B405-4184-8742-6DBA970BFF38}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Connection

Program executable:Smart Connection.exe
Name:Smart Connection
Path:C:\Program Files\Smart Connection\Smart Connection\Smart Connection.exe
Additional files:
  • DotRas.dll (by Jeff Winn) - DotRas
  • Smart Connection.exe (by Microsoft) - Smart Connection

How do I remove Smart Connection?

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Or, you can uninstall Smart Connection 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 Connection, 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 Connection.
  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.

Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

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


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