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Should I remove SmarterPower?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,229
United States Rank #11,159
Reach 0.0302%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.65 days
137.26 days >
Average installed length: 72.12 days


2015.04.25.134922 0.17%
2014.09.23.134025 0.17%
2014.09.23.094017 0.34%
2014.09.23.054015 0.34%
2014.09.23.014013 0.50%
2014.09.22.214009 0.50%
2014.09.22.174006 0.50%
2014.09.22.161851 0.50%
2014.09.22.121851 0.17%
2014.09.22.081850 0.17%
2014.09.22.001849 0.34%
2014.09.21.201848 0.34%
2014.09.21.161847 1.01%
2014.09.21.121847 0.34%
2014.09.21.081846 1.34%
2014.09.21.041846 0.34%
2014.09.20.201844 0.67%
2014.09.20.161844 0.50%
2014.09.20.121843 0.50%
2014.09.20.081842 0.50%
2014.09.20.043259 0.17%
2014.09.20.003324 0.17%
2014.09.19.163313 0.17%
2014.09.19.123255 0.34%
2014.09.19.083250 0.17%
2014.09.19.003318 0.34%
2014.09.18.203252 0.34%
2014.09.18.163306 0.50%
2014.09.18.123239 0.50%
2014.09.18.083248 0.67%
2014.09.18.043237 0.17%
2014.09.18.005623 0.50%
2014.09.17.203233 0.17%
2014.09.17.123225 0.50%
2014.09.17.083224 1.01%
2014.09.17.043220 0.17%
2014.09.17.003223 0.50%
2014.09.16.163220 1.01%
2014.09.16.123218 0.67%
2014.09.16.083213 0.67%
2014.09.16.063009 0.50%
2014.09.16.010819 0.17%
2014.09.16.003529 0.17%
2014.09.15.165946 0.50%
2014.09.15.133018 0.34%
2014.09.15.123514 0.34%
2014.09.15.083514 0.17%
2014.09.15.003541 0.17%
2014.09.14.203513 0.50%
2014.09.14.163528 0.50%
2014.09.14.123508 0.17%
198 versions


What is SmarterPower?

SmarterPower is an advertising supported browser extension also known as adware and is designed to deliver ads to the user's Internet browser as banners, context text-links and transitionals ads. The injected ads are not affiliated with the underlying website on which they appear. This program displays content by inserting into the web pages or displaying over parts of such web page advertisements, banner or coupons that would not otherwise appear. Injected ad placements may contain links to further information about the ad ("About this Ad"). This adware component will also report the browsing habits of the user as well as URLs and domain names the user visits so that it can update check for new offers and the placement of offers. It will also monitor and record the advertisements that appear on web pages as well as the ads the user clicks on.


The most used version is 2014.09.21.081846, with over 37% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is SmarterPower.FirstRun.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 2.36 MB (2,479,694 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SmarterPower.
SmarterPower.FirstRun.exe (64c8c23e99ca36358667504efa415e14) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen
ESET-NOD32 8.10284 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.G
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2014.08.25.12 PUP.Optional.Sambreel.A
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.D
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
SmarterPowerBHO.dll (bd2807544db58a505793b17cb30c1060) has been flagged by the following 43 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
ALYac Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win64.Kranet.ta
Arcabit Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-HK [PUP]
AVG BrowseFox.F
Avira ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2
AVware Yontoo
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.O
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.B5E6
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 PUA.Gerbillio.Gen
Comodo Security 22871 Application.Win32.BrowseFox.JM
Cyren W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX (B)
ESET-NOD32 11999 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.O potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate Adware/BrowseFox
F-Prot W32/S-7bed2e86!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Kranet.ao
K7 AntiVirus 9.207.16684 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
K7GW 9.207.16684 Trojan ( 0040f9921 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win64.Kranet.ta
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.Gerbillio.A
McAfee BrowseFox
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.BPlug.dedpsr
nProtect 2015-07-23.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 HEUR/QVM30.1.Malware.Gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.17F42557!401876311
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA IL
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 PUA.Yontoo.C
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Pgcu
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AA15
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Kranet
VIPRE Antivirus 42356 Yontoo
Zillya Adware.Kranet.Win32.2414
updateSmarterPower.exe (a5b61d687e777f193028738d7c48dd0e) has been flagged by the following 39 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
AhnLab-V3 2015.04.12.00 PUP/Win32.BrowseFox
ALYac Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus]/Win64.Kranet.ta
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:BrowseFox-HK [PUP]
AVG Generic.FA8
AVware Adware.BrowseFox
Baidu-International Adware.MSIL.BrowseFox.H
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.B5E6
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 AdWare.Win64.r3 (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 21733 ApplicUnwnt
Cyren W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
Dr.Web Trojan.Yontoo.1734
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX (B)
ESET-NOD32 11460 a variant of MSIL/BrowseFox.H potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Adware/Kranet
F-Prot W32/S-26365c9e!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
G Data 25 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.MSIL.BrowseFox
Jiangmin 16.0.100 AdWare/Kranet.aji
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15567 Adware ( 700000121 )
K7GW 9.202.15567 Adware ( 700000121 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win64.Kranet.ta
McAfee BrowseFox-FTQ
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 BrowseFox-FTQ
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Kranet.dmdavv
nProtect 2015-04-10.01 Adware.SwiftBrowse.CX
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.708
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA BG
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Yontoo.C
Tencent Trojan.Win32.Qudamah.Gen.18
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AO15
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00AO15
VIPRE Antivirus 39262 Adware.BrowseFox
Zillya Adware.Kranet.Win64.557
       View all 89 all detections
SmarterPower 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

Displayed publisher: SmarterPower
URL: smarterpowerunite.com/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SmarterPower
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SmarterPower\SmarterPoweruninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SmarterPower

Program executable:SmarterPower.FirstRun.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\SmarterPower\SmarterPower.FirstRun.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SmarterPowerbho.dll - SmarterPower
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • SmarterPowerUninstall.exe
  • (Malware detected) updateSmarterPower.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SmarterPowerBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SmarterPower' with the class of {bd7c9b62-a7d9-4405-be51-7fd633f08791}.
  • updateSmarterPower.exe runs as a service named 'Update SmarterPower' (Update SmarterPower).

How do I remove SmarterPower?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.26%
Windows 10 39.66%
Windows XP 5.21%
Windows Vista 3.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.72%
Windows 8.1 18.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.65%
Windows 7 Professional 10.61%
Windows 8 7.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.22%
  Brazil 8.27%
  France 6.31%
  Germany 2.66%
  MA 2.66%
  Netherlands 2.52%
  United Kingdom 2.52%
  India 1.82%
  Italy 1.68%
  Canada 1.54%
  Poland 1.54%
  DZ 1.54%
  Portugal 1.40%
  Saudi Arabia 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.67%
Acer 18.42%
Dell 16.75%
ASUS 10.77%
Toshiba 7.66%
Lenovo 5.98%
Samsung 5.98%
American Megatrends 0.96%
Intel 0.96%
Alienware 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.85%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.37%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.37%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.37%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.88%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.88%

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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