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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,429
United States Rank #13,340
Reach 0.0477%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.75 days
317.15 days >
Average installed length: 166.64 days


VersionDistribution 5.95% 6.60% 0.11% 0.11% 2.81% 21.75% 6.82% 0.32% 12.12% 7.47% 11.90% 5.95% 11.47% 4.65% 1.95%

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Assets Manager

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What is Assets Manager?

Asset Manager is an adware web browser add-on that injects advertising in the user's browser as well as hijacks various browser settings such as the home page, search provider and new tab page. Its is protected and difficult to remove.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named SmdmFService.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 2.14 MB (2,238,938 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Assets Manager.
SmdmFService.exe (267ffa83c4a56cc1f4dcfed1a73f52e6) has been flagged by the following 35 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 536 Adware.Linkey.B
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Toolbar.SearchSuite
AhnLab-V3 2015.06.25 PUP/Win32.SearchSuite
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar]/Win64.SearchSuite.e
Arcabit Adware.Linkey.B
Avira PUA/SeaSuite.Gen
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Bitdefender Adware.Linkey.B
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
CAT-QuickHeal PUA.Aztecmedia.Gen
Comodo Security 22569 UnclassifiedMalware
Cyren W32/SearchSuite.A.gen!Eldorado
Dr.Web Adware.Bandoo
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Linkey
ESET-NOD32 9.11840 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.D potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/17/2015 Riskware/SearchSuite
F-Prot v6. W32/SearchSuite.A.gen
F-Secure 11.2015-17-08_2 Adware.Linkey.B
G Data 15.8.25 Adware.Linkey
K7 AntiVirus 13.205.16348 Adware
K7GW 13.205.16348 Adware ( 004a9c5f1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win64.SearchSuite
Malwarebytes v2015.08.17.01 PUP.Optional.SettingsManager.A
McAfee 5600.6670 SearchSuite
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6670 SearchSuite
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Linkey.B
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.SearchSuite.dhgvft
nProtect Adware.Linkey.B
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.WebToolbar.d3d
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Semnager
Trend Micro 10.465.17 ADW_SRCHSUITE.SM
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 ADW_SRCHSUITE.SM
VIPRE Antivirus 41426 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Zillya Adware.SearchSuite.Win64.815
       View all 35 all detections
Assets Manager 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 Assets Manager.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Aztec Media Inc
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\assets manager\smdmf
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Assets Manager\smdmf\Uninstall.exe /browser=all
Estimated size: 2.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Assets Manager

Program executable:SmdmFService.exe (Malware detected)
Name:SmdmF Service
Path:C:\Program Files\assets manager\smdmf\SmdmFService.exe
Additional files:
  • SmdmFService.exe - SmdmF Service
  • tbicon.exe - AssetsManager (Browse and Search the Internet)
  • Uninstall.exe - Assets Manager Uninstall
  • Default-Search.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SmdmFService.exe runs as a service named 'SmdmF Service' (SmdmFService) "Serving SmdmF modules functionality".

How do I remove Assets Manager?

Quickly and completely remove Assets Manager from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Assets Manager 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 Assets Manager, 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 Assets Manager.
  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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Win 10 45%
Win 8 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.06%
Windows 10 45.37%
Windows XP 5.39%
Windows Vista 1.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.41%
Windows 8.1 17.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.77%
Windows 7 Professional 10.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.24%
  DZ 8.19%
  Germany 6.57%
  MA 5.97%
  France 4.95%
  Spain 2.83%
  Philippines 2.53%
  United Kingdom 2.43%
  Italy 2.43%
  BD 2.12%
  Egypt 1.92%
  TN 1.52%
  Saudi Arabia 1.52%
  DK 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.03%
Acer 18.98%
Dell 15.79%
ASUS 9.09%
Lenovo 8.61%
Toshiba 8.29%
Samsung 3.67%
Medion 2.71%
Sahara 0.80%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 7.07%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.37%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.03%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.03%
LENOVO 20351 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 3542 2.02%


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