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Should I remove Smart PC Utilities Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,819
United States Rank #47,256
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.84 days
821.23 days >
Average installed length: 431.49 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.4.2.134 15.79%
6.8.5.1 5.26%
6.8.0.8 39.47%
6.5.2.8 2.63%
6.3.2.17 13.16%
5.7.2.2 23.68%

Other programs by Conduit

Smart PC Utilities Toolbar

What is Smart PC Utilities Toolbar?

Smart PC Utilities Toolbar is a Community Toolbar by Conduit that runs in IE, Chrome and Firefox Web browsers. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing and sends this information to OurToolbar so they can suggest services or provide ads via the toolbar. The toolbar will attempt to change the browser's home page and search provider settings during installation (sometimes this is an option provided to the user but is checked by default) and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar. It also may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user. This is a PPI (pay per install) toolbar. For each install and for every month the user whose web browser this is installed into remains installed, the publisher gets paid by Conduit a few cents depending on the country of origin.

About  (from Conduit)

In addition, Conduit, as a platform provider, provides the Publisher and other third parties with a large number of tools to enable them to create interesting and unique apps, buttons and gadgets using the Conduit platform. Some of these tools may give these third parties the ability to access, collect, store and/or s...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • This toolbar is distributed via Conduit (potentially unwanted)
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Smart PC Utilities Toolbar.
Smart_PC_UtilitiesToolbarHelper.exe (da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 7.10301 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.Q
G Data 14.8.24 Win32.Adware.Conduit
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.7.5.0 PUA.ClientConnect
Panda Antivirus 14.01.11.12 PUP/Conduit.A
prxtbSma0.dll (4c163bd2a5905d18893ee311608e8c54) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware 1.5.0.16 Conduit (fs)
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.Conduit.45
ESET-NOD32 10172 Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.O
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 31726 Conduit (fs)
tbSmar.dll (469b44ae63d2ae02b512ec92c64d4a06) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.rwyk
ESET-NOD32 9314 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Adware/Conduit
VIPRE Antivirus 25620 Conduit (fs)
tbSma0.dll (e4cc410bd005958125cd87c5f6e66371) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4246 HW32.Stranact.yycu
ESET-NOD32 9577 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 27650 Conduit (fs)
tbSma2.dll (a8a1b6e818b4e7ad6ec777c6633ced69) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9731 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.B
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 28650 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbSma2.dll (5b9b1f88e9a9dcd1b1699b192aca297e) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25216 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbSmar.dll (76b3946090c94bb38dbbca54ac8ff9f7) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9264 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 25220 Conduit (fs)
ldrtbSma0.dll (ce49528c9b0b3b3018ee2f70e76b362a) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ESET-NOD32 9148 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Conduit.P
VIPRE Antivirus 24150 Conduit (fs)
Smart_PC_UtilitiesToolbarHelper1.exe (f3011af04d7bf1afe16cec5eb7d9a586) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 PUP/Conduit.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29542 Conduit (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Smart PC Utilities
URL: SmartPCUtilities.OurToolbar.com
Help link: SmartPCUtilities.OurToolbar.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\smart_pc_utilities
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Smart_PC_Utilities\uninstall.exe toolbar
Estimated size: 4.34 MB
This is a Community Toolbar by Conduit, what does that mean?
Conduit is a toolbar monetization platform for software publishers. It provides a utility for developers to create branded generic web browser toolbars. Publishers can bundle these toolbars with their software programs or provide access to download them separately through SmartPCUtilities.OurToolbar.com. Once installed, the toolbar modifies the browser's home page and search settings in order to redirect searches through the Conduit portal (which utilizes Bing or Yahoo! Search engines). Read more...

Program filesFiles installed by Smart PC Utilities Toolbar

Program executable:Smart_PC_UtilitiesToolbarHelper.exe (Malware detected)
Name: ToolbarH Application
ToolbarH Application
Path:C:\Program Files\smart_pc_utilities\Smart_PC_UtilitiesToolbarHelper.exe
MD5:da11d78d765e4b8fa4cfa5a37e8a94ff
When loaded by IE, it will install a toolbar in the top of your Internet Explore web browser. By installing itself, the toolbar has full access to the a loaded web page's HTML content and knowledge of the URL the user is currently viewing;...
Additional files:
  • tbSma1.dll - Conduit Toolbar Automatic Update (Conduit Toolbar)
  • uninstall.exe - Conduit Engine Uninstall
  • (Malware detected) Smart_PC_UtilitiesToolbarHelper1.exe - ToolbarH Application
  • AutoUpdateRunner.exe - Conduit Toolbar
  • BS_tbSmar.dll
  • IERunner.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSma0.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSma2.dll
  • (Malware detected) ldrtbSmar.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSma0.dll
  • (Malware detected) prxtbSmar.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSma0.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSma2.dll
  • (Malware detected) tbSmar.dll
  • (Malware detected) Smart_PC_UtilitiesToolbarHelper.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • prxtbSmar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} (Ashampoo FR).
  • tbSmar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Softonic-Eng7 Toolbar' with the class of {414b6d9d-4a95-4e8d-b5b1-149dd2d93bb3}.
  • tbSma0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Download-DE Toolbar' with the class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463}.
3 Internet Explorer Bars
  • tbSma0.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Softonic France FF Findbar' with a class of {EC99436A-C0E6-4FFA-915D-132E669B3936}.
  • tbSmar.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'softonic-de3 Findbar' with a class of {1AB996D8-2842-49CD-8C35-D74998A1059C}.
  • prxtbSmar.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'Vuze Remote Findbar' with a class of {644597E7-96EC-4DC8-BDE1-D150A08E8D92}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • prxtbSmar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with the class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc}.
  • tbSmar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '2Shared Toolbar' with the class of {ef468e5b-5b30-4136-a833-7f2e3a31afdf}.
  • tbSma0.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Download-DE Toolbar' with the class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • prxtbSmar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Ashampoo FR Toolbar' with a class of {ba679afc-8ba0-48f4-b8bf-c144e8699fbc} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSmar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Oryte Games 1 Toolbar' with a class of {50bcbfa7-2a6a-41ed-9d96-34d2073a8943} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • tbSma0.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Download-DE Toolbar' with a class of {822e7427-5855-4592-8ea9-3f6fff633463} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
3 Internet Explorer Web Browsers
  • prxtbSmar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'SmileBox FR Toolbar' with a class of {B7D54BCE-E88E-4DC7-B80A-79553597B083}.
  • tbSmar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Softonic English FF Toolbar' with a class of {FFA0793E-3980-4BE4-8234-048FA665F700}.
  • tbSma0.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Download-DE Toolbar' with a class of {822E7427-5855-4592-8EA9-3F6FFF633463}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • Smart_PC_UtilitiesToolbarHelper.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8E8E278-F25D-478A-BAB2-24A5EDB01F6C}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Smart_PC_UtilitiesToolbarHelper.exe
Total CPU:0.4892737327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.29804920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.19122453%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Smart PC Utilities Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Smart PC Utilities Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Smart PC Utilities Toolbar 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 PC Utilities Toolbar, 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 PC Utilities Toolbar.
  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 PC Utilities Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.63%
Windows Vista 39.47%
Windows 8 7.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 34.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.79%
Windows 7 Professional 7.89%
Windows 7 Starter 5.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Italy 10.42%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  South Africa 4.17%
  Belgium 4.17%
  Ecuador 4.17%
  Indonesia 4.17%
  Japan 4.17%
  Germany 4.17%
  Canada 4.17%
  BO 2.08%
  Brazil 2.08%
  Uruguay 2.08%
  Colombia 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
Acer 16.67%
Toshiba 13.89%
Dell 8.33%
Lenovo 8.33%
ASUS 5.56%
Gateway 5.56%
Packard Bell 2.78%
NEC 2.78%
Medion 2.78%
Intel 2.78%
GIGABYTE 2.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 5.88%
Digitron M61PMV 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L45... 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite P205D 2.94%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 2.94%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.94%

About Conduit

Conduit is an online platform that allows web publishers to create custom toolbars, web apps, and mobile apps at no cost.
Publisher URL: www.conduit.com

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