32,529,039 programs installed

Should I remove SafeFinder Smartbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,585
United States Rank #20,248
Reach 0.0076%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.17 days
34.58 days >
Average installed length: 18.17 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.72.72.17773 4.76%
11.52.72.16922 64.29%
11.49.72.16858 2.38%
11.47.72.16754 2.38%
10.213.72.15319 26.19%

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SafeFinder Smartbar

What is SafeFinder Smartbar?

SafeFinder displays 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.

Overview

The most common release is 11.52.72.16922, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry enrty for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named browserhelper.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 106 files and is usually about 9.41 MB (9,871,360 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SafeFinder Smartbar.
safefinder.exe (447953059fc9b8a84c051cd1533ec585) has been flagged by the following 12 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 959 Adware.Linkury.B
avast! 2014.9-140620 Win32:SmartBar-A [PUP]
Bitdefender 1.0.20.855 Adware.Linkury.B
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0171 Adware.Linkury.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.06.20.02 Adware.Linkury
ESET-NOD32 8.9932 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A
G Data 14.6.24 Adware.Linkury
McAfee 5600.7093 Artemis!447953059FC9
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7093 Artemis!447953059FC9
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.513 Adware.Linkury.B
Panda Antivirus 14.06.20.02 PUP/LinkUry
VIPRE Antivirus 30218 Adware.Linkury (fs)
SafeFinder Smartbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.linkury.com/faq/s/faq.aspx?company=SafeFinder
Help link: www.linkury.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B685D7F1-BAC8-4318-8137-A774268BBD39}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 9.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SafeFinder Smartbar

Program executable:browserhelper.exe
Name:BrowserHelper
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\browserhelper.exe
MD5:c5768f028a5521c1ee77ffef812d1022
Additional files:
  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • chromehost.exe - ChromeHost
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • lrcnt.dll - lrcnt
  • lrcnta.exe - Lrcnta
  • 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
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • (Malware detected) safefinder.exe (by Smartbar) - Smartbar
  • sgml.dll - sgmu
  • sgmu.dll
  • sidb.dll - sipb
  • siem.dll
  • sipb.dll - Client
  • sismlp.dll - sismlp
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll
  • 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.monetization.proxy.proxyservice.dll - ProxyService
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.dmp.dll - DefaultMailProvider
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.messengerplugin.dll - MessengerPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.wordplugin.dll (by xxx) - WordPlugin
  • 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
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_25.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_26.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_27.dll
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - SafeFinder Smartbar
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll
  • smartbarversionshelper.exe - SmartbarVersionsHelper
  • smta.dll - smta
  • smtu.dll - smtu
  • spbe.dll - spbe
  • spbl.dll - spbl
  • sppsm.dll - sppsm
  • spsm.dll - spsm
  • spusm.dll - spusm
  • srau.dll - srau
  • srbhu.dll - srbhu

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • safefinder.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\SafeFinder.exe startup.

How do I remove SafeFinder Smartbar?

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Or, you can uninstall SafeFinder 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 SafeFinder 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 SafeFinder 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) 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.05%
Windows 8 26.19%
Windows Vista 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 9.52%
Windows 8.1 9.52%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.86%
  Norway 11.76%
  France 9.80%
  Canada 3.92%
  Germany 3.92%
  Singapore 3.92%
  Belgium 1.96%
  Italy 1.96%
  Malaysia 1.96%
  Sweden 1.96%
  Thailand 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Acer 20.51%
Dell 15.38%
ASUS 10.26%
Toshiba 7.69%
Lenovo 5.13%
Medion 2.56%
Intel 2.56%
Apple 2.56%
American Megatrends 2.56%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite L875D 2.63%
TOSHIBA PORTEGE R700 2.63%
Packard Bell oneTwo S3230 2.63%
Packard Bell imedia S3850 2.63%
Packard Bell imedia S3210 2.63%

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