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Should I remove Smarts8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.17 days
96.03 days >
Average installed length: 50.46 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.34.5.12 76.92%
1.34.5.4 23.08%

Smarts8

What is Smarts8?

The Smarts8 adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of search-related ads, banner and video ads, and text-links (roll-overs) as well as some popup ads. These ads are typically injected in the header of footer are of the web page. It will also convert words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements. This application is classified as adware and/or a PUP based on its behavior. The software is distributed through third party installers.

Overview

The most used version is 1.34.5.12, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 4.96 MB (5,205,838 bytes).

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Smarts8.
a5fc5ff8-db73-4aeb-b3a8-fd2e231b21ff-5.exe (4d68ad2cfa4946b3099b236b3748c8ea) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 981 Gen:[email protected]
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14530 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAC
Bitdefender 1.0.20.750 Gen:[email protected]
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.05.30.05 Gen:[email protected]
ESET-NOD32 8.9805 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
F-Secure 11.2014-30-05_6 Gen:[email protected]
G Data 14.5.24 Gen:[email protected]
Malwarebytes v2014.05.30.05 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.450 Gen:[email protected]
VIPRE Antivirus 29246 Crossrider (fs)
6c79d340-766b-493b-8350-cd93372c8bf8-3.exe (f980d28f005ac9c0e5a553fe2234f7a0) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.150.66 Adware/CrossRider.A.3993
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.BAD
ESET-NOD32 9815 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Toolbar_CrossRider
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
McAfee 6.0.4.564 Artemis!F980D28F005A
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!F980D28F005A
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Generic Malware
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Win32/Virus.Adware.7e6
VIPRE Antivirus 29336 Crossrider (fs)
Smarts8-codedownloader.exe (7e18c97e909375dfec8d4146fcd5a499) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.24 Adware/CrossRider.A.3196
AVG 14.0.0.3931 Generic5.ATIY
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
ESET-NOD32 9786 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Generic Malware
VIPRE Antivirus 29118 Crossrider (fs)
Smarts8-nova.exe (0bc9e78189e6d39166b9dbcb03066985) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.150.80 Adware/CrossRider.A.4130
AVG 14.0.0.3950 Generic_r.LS
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAE
ESET-NOD32 9817 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AE
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29366 Crossrider (fs)
a5fc5ff8-db73-4aeb-b3a8-fd2e231b21ff-2.exe (2e02af43bb2febe1fdc18d169ee6c133) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.bAC
ESET-NOD32 9805 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
VIPRE Antivirus 29242 Crossrider (fs)
Smarts8-bho.dll (63520d7e57d16bf9c0f59cb31c6d941e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.24 Adware/CrossRider.A.3142
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 WS.Reputation.1
VIPRE Antivirus 29118 Crossrider (fs)
f24013a3-ed9f-4dd2-8cae-b59eb0fbb6b5-4.exe (8cff6309b5c913463a3753ae8d9d722f) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.24 Adware/CrossRider.A.3194
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AD
ESET-NOD32 9786 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29118 Crossrider (fs)
f3b17bf6-1912-4453-932b-927cde970139-4.exe (ca079bdc2e548b245ab54057028cc321) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.178 Adware/CrossRider.A.3580
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AD
ESET-NOD32 9801 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29222 Crossrider (fs)
6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-3.exe (d2ddf3eac44630c30be61523f284ccb0) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.84 Adware/CrossRider.A.3665
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AD
ESET-NOD32 9793 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29158 Crossrider (fs)
6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-4.exe (e59c20c8270c95eaed2418d40f6fb584) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.84 Adware/CrossRider.A.3623
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AD
ESET-NOD32 9793 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29158 Crossrider (fs)
f24013a3-ed9f-4dd2-8cae-b59eb0fbb6b5-3.exe (ea2da7d9954996c675a3b9d837a978b0) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira AntiVir 7.11.149.24 Adware/CrossRider.A.3182
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AD
ESET-NOD32 9786 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29118 Crossrider (fs)
6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-5.exe (43a437b81a45341ea4bcab5ee3bac9c8) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
ESET-NOD32 9793 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29158 Crossrider (fs)
a5fc5ff8-db73-4aeb-b3a8-fd2e231b21ff-4.exe (50a486019dd49778ed131b90e34b31a7) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.BAD
ESET-NOD32 9805 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AD
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29246 Crossrider (fs)
6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-2.exe (8e8acc1ee719339e86d885d0ce5c4fe7) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.AC
ESET-NOD32 9793 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.AC
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Optional.SmartSaver.A
VIPRE Antivirus 29158 Crossrider (fs)
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Smarts8 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 Smarts8.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: smart-saverplus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\smarts8
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Smarts8\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 4.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Smarts8

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\smarts8\utils.exe
MD5:6ca26dd5a0de398c776edba3e87043a2
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-2.exe (by smart-saverplus) - Smarts8 (Smarts8 exe)
  • (Malware detected) 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-3.exe (by smart-saverplus)
  • (Malware detected) 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-4.exe
  • (Malware detected) 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-5.exe
  • (Malware detected) 6c79d340-766b-493b-8350-cd93372c8bf8-3.exe
  • (Malware detected) a5fc5ff8-db73-4aeb-b3a8-fd2e231b21ff-2.exe
  • (Malware detected) a5fc5ff8-db73-4aeb-b3a8-fd2e231b21ff-4.exe
  • (Malware detected) a5fc5ff8-db73-4aeb-b3a8-fd2e231b21ff-5.exe
  • f24013a3-ed9f-4dd2-8cae-b59eb0fbb6b5-2.exe
  • (Malware detected) f24013a3-ed9f-4dd2-8cae-b59eb0fbb6b5-3.exe
  • (Malware detected) f24013a3-ed9f-4dd2-8cae-b59eb0fbb6b5-4.exe
  • f24013a3-ed9f-4dd2-8cae-b59eb0fbb6b5-5.exe
  • (Malware detected) f3b17bf6-1912-4453-932b-927cde970139-4.exe
  • Smarts8-bg.exe
  • (Malware detected) Smarts8-bho.dll - Smarts8 BHO
  • Smarts8-bho64.dll
  • (Malware detected) Smarts8-codedownloader.exe
  • (Malware detected) Smarts8-nova.exe
  • Smarts8-novainstaller.exe
  • Smarts8-nova.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Smarts8-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Smarts8' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411891126} (CrossriderApp0048926).
  • Smarts8-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Smarts8' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411891126} (CrossriderApp0048926).
15 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • f3b17bf6-1912-4453-932b-927cde970139-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named f3b17bf6-1912-4453-932b-927cde970139-4.
  • Smarts8-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-6.
  • Smarts8-nova.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-7.
  • 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-3.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-3.
  • 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-5.
  • 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6c2a2c3c-a350-4d8b-a79a-ae22b2449a64-4.
  • Plus 9 more

How do I remove Smarts8?

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Or, you can uninstall Smarts8 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 Smarts8, 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 Smarts8.
  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 Smarts8 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista (SP2) 15%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.15%
Windows 8 38.46%
Windows Vista 15.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 30.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows 8 7.69%
Windows 7 Starter 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.67%
  Germany 20.00%
  Italy 20.00%
  Brazil 6.67%
  Poland 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.45%
Acer 27.27%
ASUS 18.18%
Lenovo 9.09%
Common models
HP EliteBook 6930p 8.33%
Intel Corp. DG41WV 8.33%
HP-Pavilion FK785AA-ABA s... 8.33%
eMachines ET1810 8.33%
ASUSTeK X551CA 8.33%
HP-Pavilion NQ824AA-ABZ s... 8.33%

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