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What percent of users and experts removed it?
89% remove it11% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,594
United States Rank #16,567
Reach 0.0081%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.92 days
318.20 days >
Average installed length: 167.19 days


3.0.0 100.00%

SaltarSmart 3.0.0

What is SaltarSmart?

SaltarSmart is a potentially unwanted application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to the search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a 3rd-party distribution.

Functionality of the toolbar includes:
- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.


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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named SaltarSmartOPC.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 1.18 MB (1,232,167 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SaltarSmart.
SaltarSmartBHO.dll (0cd23ce0e58fb2a7d096e76bb8073a25) has been flagged by the following 22 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Agent
AhnLab-V3 N Adware/Win32.Agent
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win32.Agent
CAT-QuickHeal AdWare.Agent.ahbx (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 18014 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Trojan.BPlug.28
ESET-NOD32 8.9612 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 4/22/2014 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140422 Adware/Agent.jaw
K7 AntiVirus 13.176.11595 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.176.11595 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.04.22.02 PUP.Optional.SaltarSmart.A
McAfee 5600.7152 Artemis!0CD23CE0E58F
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7152 Artemis!0CD23CE0E58F
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA HB
SUPERAntiSpyware 10650 Adware.BrowseFox/Variant
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 27836 Yontoo (fs)
updateSaltarSmart.exe (445cdee31f03c1f283d45bc0a42f83a7) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.bH
ESET-NOD32 10199 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.BrowseFox
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.SaltarSmart.A
McAfee Artemis!445CDEE31F03
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!445CDEE31F03
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0719
VIPRE Antivirus 31904 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 32 all detections
SaltarSmart has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove SaltarSmart 3.0.0.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SaltarSmart
URL: saltarsmart.biz/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SaltarSmart
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SaltarSmart\SaltarSmartuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SaltarSmart 3.0.0

Program executable:SaltarSmartOPC.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\SaltarSmart\SaltarSmartOPC.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SaltarSmartBHO.dll - SaltarSmart
  • SaltarSmart.Common.dll - SaltarSmart Common
  • (Malware detected) updateSaltarSmart.exe
  • SaltarSmartuninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SaltarSmartBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SaltarSmart' with the class of {d99a4ec9-00bd-4fe4-85a5-4db018351265}.
  • updateSaltarSmart.exe runs as a service named 'Update SaltarSmart' (Update SaltarSmart).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.1 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0114314824%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00669222%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00473926%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:153,699
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3.28 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove SaltarSmart?

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Or, you can uninstall SaltarSmart 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 SaltarSmart 3.0.0, 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 SaltarSmart.
  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 SaltarSmart 3.0.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 89%
Keep it 11%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.26%
Windows 8 25.44%
Windows XP 10.53%
Windows Vista 8.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 8.1 11.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.71%
Windows 8 8.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.72%
  Germany 10.34%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Canada 2.76%
  France 2.07%
  Brazil 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  Sweden 1.38%
  Australia 0.69%
  Egypt 0.69%
  Israel 0.69%
  IQ 0.69%
  MA 0.69%
  Philippines 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.55%
Dell 23.86%
Acer 13.64%
ASUS 9.09%
Samsung 6.82%
Toshiba 5.68%
Lenovo 4.55%
Medion 2.27%
Intel 1.14%
Gateway 1.14%
Alienware 1.14%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.91%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.94%
LENOVO 3259C71 1.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 1.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite M45 0.97%
TOSHIBA Satellite L875D 0.97%

About Yontoo Technology

Yontoo, a subsidiary/alias of ad-hijacker Sambreel, is a publisher of ad-supported web browser extensions designed to inject and display advertisements within the browser.
Publisher URL: www.yontoo.com


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