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Should I remove Yahoo Community Smartbar Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,653
United States Rank #40,993
Reach 0.1825%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.26 days
243.77 days >
Average installed length: 128.08 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.128.66.20716 0.32%
11.123.66.20439 0.53%
11.112.66.19229 17.64%
11.109.66.19003 0.11%
11.88.66.18547 8.56%
11.80.66.18372 0.16%
11.79.66.18296 0.58%
11.75.66.18038 0.11%
11.63.66.17714 15.16%
11.62.66.17712 3.17%
11.47.66.16718 8.51%
11.43.66.16378 1.11%
11.38.66.16134 14.10%
11.10.1.13636 0.05%
10.219.66.15259 10.72%
10.207.66.14720 0.11%
10.202.66.14591 4.01%
10.201.66.14591 3.28%
10.200.66.13650 0.11%
10.199.66.13650 0.48%
10.179.66.13636 4.44%
1.195.66.12923 0.58%
1.185.66.12678 2.01%
1.183.66.12678 0.26%
1.132.66.11819 0.05%
1.68.66.11869 0.37%
1.51.66.11081 2.01%
1.50.66.11081 0.58%
1.34.66.10932 0.05%
1.6.1.924 0.48%
1.6.1.900 0.26%
1.6.1.877 0.11%

Yahoo Community Smartbar Engine

What is Yahoo Community Smartbar Engine?

Yahoo Community Smartbar Engine 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.

What it does:
- Modifies the default search engine and search provider.
- Changes the default browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Adds alternative redirection "page not found".
- Displays contextual advertising.

Overview

The most used version is 11.112.66.19229, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 310 files and is usually about 24.15 MB (25,324,032 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Yahoo Community Smartbar Engine.
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

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Linkury\smartbar
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C2FFB695-B1D6-4602-9159-9C70C55E1A04} /quiet ENGINE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo Community Smartbar Engine

  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - SmartbarInternetExplorerBHO
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll - Yahoo Community Smartbar (by Linkury)
  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • mactrackbarlib.dll
  • ndde.dll (by Brian Gideon) - NDde
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • sgml.dll - sgmu
  • sidb.dll (by Microsoft) - sipb
  • siem.dll
  • sipb.dll (by Microsoft) - Client
  • sismlp.dll - sismlp
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll - Smartbar
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll - Smartbar.Resources.HistoryAndStatsWrapper
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll - Smartbar.Resources.LanguageSettings
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.resources.dll
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SocialNetsSharer
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll
  • smartbar.resources.translations.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Translations
  • smartbarversionshelper.exe - SmartbarVersionsHelper
  • sppsm.dll - sppsm
  • spsm.dll - spsm
  • spusm.dll - spusm
  • srau.dll - srau
  • srbhu.dll - srbhu
  • srbs.dll - srbs
  • srgu.dll - srgu
  • srns.dll - srns
  • srpdm.dll - srpdm
  • srprl.dll - srprl
  • srpu.dll - srpu
  • srsbs.dll - srsbs
  • srsbsau.dll (by Smartbar) - srsbsau
  • srsl.dll - srsl
  • sruhs.dll - sruhs
  • srus.dll - srus
  • srut.dll - srut
  • chromehost.exe - ChromeHost
  • lrcnt.dll - lrcnt
  • lrcnta.exe - Lrcnta
  • lrrot.dll - lrrot
  • microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.common.dll - Microsoft Enterprise Library for .NET (Enterprise Library Shared Library)
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.dll - 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
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • smartbar.common.dll - Smartbar.Common
  • smartbar.communication.dll - TAWAG.Communication

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 Engine?

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Or, you can uninstall Yahoo Community Smartbar Engine 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 Engine, 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 Engine.
  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) 51%
Win 7 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.62%
Windows 8 36.03%
Windows Vista 7.03%
Windows XP 2.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.04%
Windows 8.1 21.38%
Windows 7 Professional 9.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.26%
Windows 8 6.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.46% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 41.46%
  Germany 25.21%
  France 13.91%
  Italy 11.52%
  Spain 4.67%
  United States 1.11%
  Iran 0.33%
  MA 0.22%
  Belgium 0.22%
  Mexico 0.11%
  Israel 0.11%
  UG 0.06%
  Chile 0.06%
  CY 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.24%
Acer 22.88%
Dell 12.09%
ASUS 10.97%
Toshiba 8.72%
Samsung 5.87%
Medion 4.15%
GIGABYTE 3.54%
Lenovo 3.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.46%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 6.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.17%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.97%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.97%

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