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Should I remove FRGSmartbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,846
United States Rank #37,663
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.06 days
149.30 days >
Average installed length: 78.44 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is FRGSmartbar?

FRGSmartbar is an adware program (supported by various types of advertising) that is usually bundled by third party installers and download managers. Once installed, this ad-supported web browser extension will run within the context of the user's browser (supports Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and is primarily designed to display advertisements in a number of formats within the web pages the user is visiting.

About  (from Resoft)

In the age of too much information, Snap.do presents the perfect tool to simplify the web, giving you the optimal way to Share, Search, Work & Play. All in a Snap! Enhance and extend you browsing experience using the Snap.do tools.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is browserhelper.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 135 files and is usually about 10.46 MB (10,973,184 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in FRGSmartbar.
browserhelper.exe (e48403e0f77003a269d62ddd29dbce5b) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3285 Resoft
AVware Adware.Linkury (fs)
Malwarebytes v2014.11.20.03 PUP.Optional.SnapDo.A
Symantec 11/20/2014 rev. 5 WS.Reputation
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1110
VIPRE Antivirus 34894 Adware.Linkury (fs)
frgsmartbar.exe (b0249497a625ced38543ca0359d9372d) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Resoft.694
Avira APPL/Linkury.Gen2
AVware Adware.Linkury (fs)
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1110
VIPRE Antivirus 34848 Adware.Linkury (fs)

Program detailsProgram details

URL: snap.do
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{76E21C4E-F9FD-4A26-A793-2BB76143EF7C} /quiet
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.46 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FRGSmartbar

Program executable:browserhelper.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • crdli.dll
  • sb.host.json
  • alxbl.js
  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • backpageremove.js
  • bg.js
  • chromehost.exe - ChromeHost
  • community.csharpsqlite.dll (by Pioneer Software Consulting) - C#-SQLite3 shell (C#-SQLite 3)
  • community.csharpsqlite.sqliteclient.dll
  • crdli64.dll
  • crdlil.dll
  • crdlil64.dll
  • defaultblocklist.js
  • documentevents.js
  • externaljs.js
  • fbimagepreview.js
  • filters.js
  • firefoxextensionmain.js
  • (Malware detected) frgsmartbar.exe (by Smartbar) - Smartbar
  • generalbackbuttondetection.js
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • install.rdf
  • internaljs.js
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • jquery-1.5.1.min.js
  • jquery-1.9.0.min.js
  • linmsl.exe - linmsl
  • lrcnt.dll - lrcnt
  • lrcnta.exe - Lrcnta
  • lrrot.dll - lrrot
  • mactrackbarlib.dll
  • manifest.json
  • 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)
  • ntdis_32.dll
  • ntdis_64.dll
  • options.js
  • piflagsmanager.dll - FlagsManager
  • pilogger.dll - PI_Logger
  • pilogmanager.dll - LogManager
  • pluginwrapper.js
  • popup.js
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • proxy.lib.dll - Proxy.Lib
  • proxysettings.dll - ProxySettings
  • publisherdefinitions.js
  • redirect.js
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • sgml.dll - sgmu
  • sgmu.dll
  • sidb.dll - sipb
  • sidc.dll - DataContractInterfaces
  • siem.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • frgsmartbar.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\FRGSmartbar.exe startup.

How do I remove FRGSmartbar?

You can uninstall FRGSmartbar 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 FRGSmartbar, 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 FRGSmartbar.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 6%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.13%
Windows 10 37.50%
Windows Vista 9.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.03%
Windows 8.1 25.81%
Windows 7 Professional 16.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.68%
Windows 8 6.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  Canada 11.90%
  United Kingdom 9.52%
  Italy 4.76%
  Singapore 2.38%
  France 2.38%
  Spain 2.38%
  Germany 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 25.00%
Dell 21.43%
ASUS 10.71%
Toshiba 3.57%
Sony 3.57%
Lenovo 3.57%
American Megatrends 3.57%
Common models
TriGem Computer,Inc DREAM... 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 3.45%
Sony VPCEH1J1E 3.45%
Samsung 355V4C/356V4C/344... 3.45%
LENOVO IdeaCentre K430 3.45%
HP-Pavilion AY022AA-ABA p... 3.45%

About (from Resoft Ltd.)

Our vision is to become the leading provider of simple, smart web solutions and complementary applications dedicated to improving browsing efficiency and simplicity using existing technologies and user interfaces.
Publisher URL: www.snap.do


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