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Should I remove Community Smartbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,019
United States Rank #10,186
Reach 0.0120%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.66 days
1228.88 days >
Average installed length: 645.68 days


VersionDistribution 0.42% 13.92% 17.72% 6.75% 3.38% 3.80% 1.69% 0.42% 2.53% 2.11% 2.11% 0.42% 1.69% 0.42% 0.42% 0.84% 0.42% 0.84% 0.42% 0.42% 2.53% 1.69% 0.42% 0.84% 0.42% 2.53% 1.27% 0.84% 1.69% 5.06% 3.38% 0.42% 17.30% 0.84%

Community Smartbar

What is Community Smartbar?

Community Smartbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monitization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

About  (from Linkury)

Linkury Smartbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extensio...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • 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 Community Smartbar.
smartbar.exe (06b738d809525eaaf42978026799048c) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1104 Adware.Generic.394007
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Agent
AVG 2015.0.3582 Toolbar
Baidu-International Trojan.Win32.Agent.AG
Bitdefender Adware.Generic.394007
CMC Antivirus AdWare.MSIL.Agent!O
Comodo Security 17661 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Trojan.MulDrop4.24551
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Generic.394007
ESET-NOD32 8.9329 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A
Fortinet FortiGate 1/26/2014 Adware/MSIL_Agent
F-Secure 11.2014-26-01_1 Adware.Generic.394007
G Data 14.1.24 Adware.Generic.394007
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.MSIL.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.7238 RDN/Generic PUP.z!cw
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7238 RDN/Generic PUP.z!cw
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Generic.394007
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.MulDrop4.cbfizq
Sophos 4.97 Generic PUA II
Trend Micro 10.465.26 ADW_LINKURY
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.26 ADW_LINKURY
Vba32 AntiVirus TScope.Trojan.MSIL
VIPRE Antivirus 25724 Adware.Linkury (fs)
       View all 24 all detections
Community 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
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\linkury\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FB510426-2010-400A-8F58-3B460718195C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.74 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Community Smartbar

Program executable:linkury.exe
Name:Linkury Smartbar
Path:C:\Program Files\linkury\linkury.exe
Additional files:
  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • mactrackbarlib.dll
  • 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
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll - Smartbar
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.base.dll - Client (Plugins)
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll - ChromeRemotePlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.defaultbrowser.dll - DefaultBrowser
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.sharemanagerlocalplugin.dll - SearchResultsLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.personalization.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.personalization.businesslogic.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.BusinessLogic
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • smartbar.personalization.settings.personalizationsettingsmanager.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Settings.PersonalizationSettingsManager
  • smartbar.personalization.settings.usersettingsmanager.dll - UserSettingsManager
  • smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll - Smartbar.Resources.HistoryAndStatsWrapper
  • smartbar.resources.sidebyside.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SideBySide
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SocialNetsSharer
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll
  • smartbar.resources.urlhistorysupplier.dll - Smartbar.Resources.UrlHistorySupplier
  • smartbar.resources.utilities.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Utilities
  • microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.logging.dll - Enterprise Library Logging Application Block
  • microsoft.practices.objectbuilder.dll - Microsoft.Practices.ObjectBuilder
  • ndde.dll (by Brian Gideon) - NDde
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.gui.multimedia.loader.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Multimedia.Loader
  • smartbar.infrastructure.eventmanager.dll
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.dmp.dll - DefaultMailProvider
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.messengerplugin.dll - MessengerPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.notepadplugin.dll - NotepadPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.screencaptureplugin.dll - ScreenCapturePlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.wordplugin.dll (by xxx) - WordPlugin
  • smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.youtubedownloadplugin.dll - YoutubeDownloadPlugin
  • smartbar.resources.automaticupdates.dll - Smartbar.Resources.AutomaticUpdates
  • smartbar.resources.processdownmonitor.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProcessDownMonitor
  • smartbar.resources.setbrowserssettings.dll - SetBrowsersDefinitions
  • smartbar.resources.setbrowserssettingsautoupdater.dll (by Smartbar) - Smartbar.Resources.SetBrowsersSettingsAutoUpdater
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • microsoft.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll - FireFoxRemotePlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_10.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_5.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_6.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_7.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_8.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_9.dll
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll - Smartbar.Resources.LanguageSettings
  • smartbar.resources.productuninstaller.dll - Smartbar.Resources.ProductUninstaller
  • smartbar.resources.translations.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Translations
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_11.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_12.dll
  • smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_13.dll
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - Community Smartbar

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 Community Smartbar?

You can uninstall 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Community Smartbar, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Community Smartbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.06%
Windows Vista 16.03%
Windows 10 4.22%
Windows XP 1.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.08%
Windows 7 Professional 3.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.38%
Windows 10 Home 2.11%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.82%
  United Kingdom 7.12%
  Australia 1.27%
  Canada 0.76%
  PR 0.51%
  Austria 0.25%
  NG 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.15%
Dell 22.28%
Acer 21.20%
Toshiba 13.59%
ASUS 4.89%
Lenovo 1.63%
Sony 1.63%
American Megatrends 0.54%
Gateway 0.54%
Apple 0.54%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.08%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 3.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.72%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.72%


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