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What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,608
United States Rank #6,534
Reach 0.0870%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 197.36 days
1004.36 days >
Average installed length: 527.72 days


VersionDistribution 2.31% 8.00% 34.38% 11.56% 0.18% 10.49% 8.48% 2.07% 5.51% 15.83% 0.06% 0.18% 0.95%

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SafeFinder Smartbar

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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.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry 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 141 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 (f955adcf13c05eb0352f56f0ef6d0e87) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 807 Adware.Linkury.F
AVG 2015.0.3285 Generic
Avira APPL/Linkury.Gen2
AVware Adware.Linkury (fs)
Bitdefender Adware.Linkury.F
Comodo Security 19435 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Linkury
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Adware.Linkury.F
G Data 14.11.24 Adware.Linkury
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.Linkury
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Linkury.F
nProtect Adware.Linkury.F
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.8b1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 TROJ_GEN.R047H09HH14
VIPRE Antivirus 32856 Adware.Linkury (fs)
       View all 15 all detections
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 Reason Antivirus.
Estimated size: 9.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SafeFinder Smartbar

Program executable:browserhelper.exe
Additional files:
  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • chromehost.exe - ChromeHost
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • 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
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • 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.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll - Smartbar.Resources.LanguageSettings
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SocialNetsSharer
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll
  • smartbar.resources.translations.dll - Smartbar.Resources.Translations
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - SafeFinder Smartbar
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll
  • smartbarversionshelper.exe - SmartbarVersionsHelper
  • smta.dll - smta
  • smti.dll - Tray
  • smtu.dll - smtu
  • spbe.dll - spbe
  • spbl.dll - spbl
  • spsm.dll - spsm
  • srau.dll - srau
  • srbhu.dll - srbhu
  • srgu.dll - srgu
  • srns.dll - srns
  • srom.dll - Linkury.Resources.OffersManager
  • srpu.dll - srpu
  • srsbs.dll - srsbs
  • srsbsau.dll (by Smartbar) - srsbsau
  • srsl.dll - srsl
  • sruhs.dll - sruhs
  • srus.dll - srus
  • interop.shdocvw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • lrrot.dll - lrrot
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • (Malware detected) safefinder.exe (by Smartbar) - Smartbar
  • smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll - InternetExplorerLocalPlugin
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.monetization.proxy.proxyservice.dll - ProxyService

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?

Quickly and completely remove SafeFinder Smartbar from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Download Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’Remove SafeFinder Smartbar from your computer.
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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Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.14%
Windows 10 39.99%
Windows Vista 5.63%
Windows XP 1.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.17%
Windows 8.1 24.88%
Windows 7 Professional 9.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.38%
Windows 8 5.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.58%
  Norway 14.11%
  Germany 11.77%
  France 7.49%
  United Kingdom 4.13%
  Netherlands 4.13%
  Italy 3.21%
  DK 3.16%
  Sweden 3.06%
  Austria 2.85%
  Canada 2.19%
  Singapore 1.94%
  Switzerland 1.63%
  Finland 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.55%
Acer 18.91%
Dell 12.18%
ASUS 12.18%
Toshiba 6.91%
Medion 5.55%
Lenovo 4.45%
Samsung 3.55%
MSI 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.62%
ASUS All Series 5.52%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.87%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%


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