77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Yahoo Community Smartbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #2,856
United States Rank #35,120
Reach 0.2416%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.08 days
916.75 days >
Average installed length: 481.68 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.128.66.20716 0.53%
11.123.66.20439 1.12%
11.112.66.19229 18.00%
11.109.66.19003 0.15%
11.88.66.18547 10.54%
11.80.66.18372 0.15%
11.79.66.18296 0.91%
11.75.66.18038 0.21%
11.63.66.17714 15.70%
11.62.66.17712 6.40%
11.47.66.16718 6.23%
11.43.66.16378 0.94%
11.38.66.16134 11.57%
10.219.66.15259 9.33%
10.207.66.14720 0.15%
10.202.66.14591 3.66%
10.201.66.14591 2.45%
10.200.66.13650 0.06%
10.199.66.13650 0.47%
10.179.66.13636 3.87%
1.195.66.12923 0.50%
1.185.66.12678 1.74%
1.183.66.12678 0.18%
1.133.66.11819 1.03%
1.132.66.11819 0.03%
1.68.66.11869 0.15%
1.51.66.11081 1.65%
1.50.66.11081 0.38%
1.49.66.11069 0.38%
1.6.1.960 0.27%
1.6.1.924 0.06%
1.6.1.900 0.27%
1.6.1.877 0.09%
1.6.1.875 0.06%
1.6.1.828 0.35%
1.6.1.676 0.41%

Yahoo Community Smartbar

What is Yahoo Community Smartbar?

Yahoo Community Smartbar is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

- Modifies the user's search engine and search provider.
- Changes the user's browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Displays contextual search advertising.

Overview

The most common release is 11.112.66.19229, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named browserhelper.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 130 files and is usually about 1.93 MB (2,022,400 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Yahoo Community Smartbar.
smartbar.exe (b295ee63db590f331b2ef58ab1c7542a) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 912 Adware.Linkury.B
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1090 Adware.Linkury.B
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.08.06.11 Adware.Linkury
G Data 14.8.24 Adware.Linkury
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.1.6.1.0 AdWare.Linkury
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.654 Adware.Linkury.B
nProtect 14.07.25.01 Adware.Linkury.B
Panda Antivirus 14.08.06.11 PUP/LinkUry
Rising Antivirus 23.00.65.14804 PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.16EBB848!384546888
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.218 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0613
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.linkury.com/index-8_faq.html
Help link: www.linkury.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{86E607EC-A3E4-4A09-8702-DA09B86D0F3F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.93 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo Community Smartbar

Program executable:browserhelper.exe
Name:BrowserHelper
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\browserhelper.exe
MD5:30d5b8f425f0a703e87132b8807819f7
Additional files:
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • 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 (by Microsoft) - 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
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • sgml.dll - sgmu
  • sidb.dll - sipb
  • siem.dll
  • sipb.dll - Client
  • sismlp.dll - sismlp
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll - Smartbar.Resources.LanguageSettings
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SocialNetsSharer
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll
  • smartbar.resources.translations.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Translations
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - Yahoo Community Smartbar (by Linkury)
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll
  • spbe.dll - spbe
  • spbl.dll - spbl
  • spsm.dll - spsm
  • srbhu.dll - srbhu
  • srgu.dll - srgu
  • srns.dll - srns
  • srpu.dll - srpu
  • srsbs.dll - srsbs
  • srsl.dll - srsl
  • sruhs.dll - sruhs
  • srus.dll - srus
  • chromehost.exe - ChromeHost
  • lrcnt.dll - lrcnt
  • lrcnta.exe - Lrcnta
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.messengerplugin.dll - MessengerPlugin
  • smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll - Smartbar.Resources.HistoryAndStatsWrapper
  • smartbarversionshelper.exe - SmartbarVersionsHelper
  • smta.dll - smta
  • smtu.dll - smtu
  • sppsm.dll - sppsm
  • spusm.dll - spusm
  • srau.dll - srau
  • srom.dll - Linkury.Resources.OffersManager
  • srprl.dll - srprl
  • srsbsau.dll (by Smartbar) - srsbsau
  • srut.dll - srut
  • system.data.sqlite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)
  • lrrot.dll - lrrot

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 Yahoo Community Smartbar?

Quickly and completely remove Yahoo Community Smartbar 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 Yahoo Community 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 Yahoo Community 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 Yahoo Community 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) 45%
Win 7 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.96%
Windows 8 41.56%
Windows Vista 8.74%
Windows XP 1.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.43%
Windows 8.1 24.87%
Windows 7 Professional 8.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.53%
Windows 8 6.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.49% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 40.49%
  Germany 32.50%
  Italy 11.11%
  France 9.46%
  Spain 3.72%
  United States 0.62%
  Iran 0.16%
  Belgium 0.16%
  MA 0.16%
  India 0.09%
  Pakistan 0.06%
  Lithuania 0.06%
  Mexico 0.06%
  TN 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.57%
Acer 20.74%
Dell 12.66%
ASUS 10.56%
Toshiba 8.03%
Medion 6.21%
Samsung 5.45%
Lenovo 4.87%
GIGABYTE 3.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.47%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 7.25%
ASUS All Series 2.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.69%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 1.99%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.99%

comments3 comments

user comment
user comment
Rickover a year ago
It wasn't intentionally installed and it won't uninstall via add/remove programs. I hate software like this.
user comment
Paoloover a year ago
Its an invasive and unwanted program.
user comment
vistamanover a year ago
It's invasive, irrriatating, unasked-for and unwanted. A program that made these changes would be called a virus/trojan!