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Should I remove Sm8mS?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 145.79 days
736.71 days >
Average installed length: 387.08 days


VersionDistribution 37.50% 50.00% 12.50%

Other programs by Crossrider Platform


What is Sm8mS?

Sm8mS is an Internet toolbar/plugin that plugs into the user's default web browser and will modify a number of settings such as taking control of the browser's search and home pages, new tab functionality as well as DNS 'not found' redirection. Additionally this potentially unwanted program will change some security settings of the browser that might also lower the overall security of the user's PC. This is done in order to allow the program to run uninterrupted. Should the user attempt to uninstall Sm8mS using the standard methods in Add/Remove Programs, only parts of this PUP will be uninstalled and some items such as the modified search and home pages may still point to an unwanted web page.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. Once installed, it will add an extension to both the Firefox and Chrome web browsers. The main program executable is utils.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 777.14 KB (795,794 bytes).

The program is built using the Crossrider framework, a cross browser monetization platform used to deploy a toolbar and extension for modern web browsers with monetization features including browser search and homepage redirection, contextual coupons and in-line text advertising. Crossrider extensions include background processes to monitor, update and automatically download new features/code without direct user interaction.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Runs in the Firefox, Chrome and Firefox web browsers
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: smart-saverplus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sm8ms
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sm8mS\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1
Estimated size: 777.14 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Sm8mS

Program executable:utils.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\sm8ms\utils.exe
Additional files:
  • 85b3f8e4-8a01-42ec-a3f4-8c67043299c5-4.exe (by smart-saverplus) - Sm8mS (Sm8mS exe)
  • fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-11.exe (by smart-saverplus)
  • fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-2.exe
  • fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-4.exe
  • fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-5.exe
  • Sm8mS-bg.exe
  • Sm8mS-bho.dll - Sm8mS BHO
  • Sm8mS-bho64.dll
  • Sm8mS-codedownloader.exe
  • Sm8mS-nova.exe
  • 48926.crx
  • 48926.xpi
  • Sm8mS-nova.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • Sm8mS-bho64.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Sm8mS' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411891126} (CrossriderApp0048926).
  • Sm8mS-bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Sm8mS' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110411891126} (CrossriderApp0048926).
6 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Sm8mS-codedownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-6.
  • Sm8mS-nova.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-7.
  • fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-5.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-5.
  • fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-4.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-4.
  • fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-11.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-3.
  • fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fe52fac6-cad6-4df4-a156-d80de2deec04-2.

How do I remove Sm8mS?

You can uninstall Sm8mS 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 Sm8mS, 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 Sm8mS.
  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 Sm8mS you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 50%
Win 7 13%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.46%
  Germany 30.77%
  United Kingdom 15.38%
  Brazil 7.69%
  Russia 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Toshiba 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Common models
Semp Toshiba Informatica ... 12.50%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 12.50%
LENOVO 20208 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard SG3-350DE 12.50%
Dell Studio 1747 12.50%


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