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Should I remove Shopping Helper Smartbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,197
United States Rank #5,156
Reach 0.2083%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.38 days
955.10 days >
Average installed length: 501.83 days


VersionDistribution 4.25% 3.29% 25.61% 6.20% 0.24% 0.21% 9.69% 2.12% 2.09% 2.50% 4.59% 24.10% 5.00% 6.57% 0.99% 2.05% 0.48% 0.03%

Shopping Helper Smartbar

What is Shopping Helper Smartbar?

This toolbar/web browser extension is typically installed as an optional offer, users generally have this bundled with 3rd party software. During setup, this toolbar will modify the home page and new tab pages to an affiliate search portal using a primary search engine in order to collect shared search revenue. It will also modify the default search provider as well.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 adobe air updater.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 135 files and is usually about 9.07 MB (9,515,008 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Shopping Helper Smartbar.
smartbar.exe (1f21d16820b17df902056403e92f4519) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira APPL/Linkury.Gen2
AVware Adware.Linkury (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Linkury.77
Comodo Security 19990 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.Linkury.12
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.324 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0907
VIPRE Antivirus 34498 Adware.Linkury (fs)
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: snap.do
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\smartbar\common\iconswide
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9726F9E3-EE13-4601-B2AF-81B1413BD8AF} /quiet
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Shopping Helper Smartbar

Program executable:adobe air updater.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\adobe air\versions\1.0\resources\adobe air updater.exe
Additional files:
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll - SmartbarInternetExplorerBHO
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll - Shopping Helper Smartbar
  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • 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.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll - Smartbar.Resources.HistoryAndStatsWrapper
  • 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
  • smartbarversionshelper.exe - SmartbarVersionsHelper
  • spbl.dll - spbl
  • spsm.dll - spsm
  • spusm.dll - spusm
  • srbhu.dll - srbhu
  • srbs.dll - srbs
  • srgu.dll - srgu
  • srns.dll - srns
  • srpdm.dll - srpdm
  • srprl.dll - srprl
  • srsbs.dll - srsbs
  • srsbsau.dll (by Smartbar) - srsbsau
  • srsl.dll - srsl
  • sruhs.dll - sruhs
  • srus.dll - srus
  • srut.dll - srut
  • chromehost.exe - ChromeHost
  • lrcnt.dll - lrcnt
  • smartbar.common.dll - Smartbar.Common
  • smartbar.communication.dll - TAWAG.Communication
  • smartbar.communication.namedpipe.dll - TAWAG.Communication.NamedPipe
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.monetization.proxy.proxyservice.dll - ProxyService
  • spbe.dll - spbe
  • sppsm.dll - sppsm
  • srau.dll - srau

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 Shopping Helper Smartbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Shopping Helper 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 Shopping Helper 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 Shopping Helper 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) 45%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.19%
Windows 8 41.24%
Windows Vista 8.18%
Windows XP 2.36%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.20%
Windows 8.1 22.66%
Windows 8 8.02%
Windows 7 Professional 7.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.78%
  France 11.22%
  Germany 10.63%
  United Kingdom 8.71%
  Italy 6.90%
  Australia 6.50%
  Canada 6.17%
  Belgium 2.84%
  Spain 2.28%
  Brazil 2.11%
  Netherlands 1.98%
  Malaysia 1.55%
  Mexico 1.42%
  South Africa 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.78%
Acer 21.34%
Dell 13.27%
ASUS 11.79%
Toshiba 8.47%
Samsung 5.31%
Lenovo 3.16%
Medion 2.09%
Intel 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.19%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.89%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.06%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.92%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.64%

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

comments1 comment

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Woddyover a year ago
It keeps coming back.