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Should I remove Snap.Do?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,328
United States Rank #1,685
Reach 0.5149%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 110.93 days
1460.52 days >
Average installed length: 767.39 days


VersionDistribution 0.82% 0.06% 1.48% 0.60% 0.90% 5.08% 3.09% 0.17% 0.01% 1.41% 0.32% 0.06% 0.68% 0.03% 2.28% 0.02% 0.21% 0.65% 3.02% 2.77% 1.05% 2.99% 1.39% 0.41% 1.68% 2.28% 0.13% 3.71% 0.04% 0.08% 0.74% 0.42% 0.63% 1.64% 1.04% 0.29% 1.01% 0.12% 0.09% 0.01% 0.06% 0.50% 0.15% 0.15% 0.01% 4.26% 0.01% 0.20% 0.30% 0.57% 0.17%
265 versions


What is Snap.Do?

Snap.Do is a web browser addin/toolbar (depending on the browser it is installed within) that plugs into all the major web browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Snap.Do provides the standard generic toolbar features such as social integration for Facebook and Twitter as well as others. It also leverages the SimularSites engine to provide "recommendations". On installation it will modify the browser's home page and search providers (which will not be reset on removal) in order to perform redirects to the developers search portal. In addition it collects various data about the user's web browsing habits. Within Internet Explorer the Snap.do Smartbar is injected as both a toolbar as well as a BHO (browser helper object). Smartbar is available for manual download at the website snap.do but has also been seen being bundled with various 3rd party installers.

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users the free Snap.do browser toolbar which provides search, quick access to social networking sites, streaming radio, screen capture app, and a PDF creation tool. Note: Sets homepage, search default and new tabs to Snap.do search."

About  (from ReSoft)

In the age of too much information, Snap.do presents the perfect tool to simplify the web, giving you the optimal way to Share, Search, Work & Play. All in a Snap! Capturing your screen was never easier - Save only what you need with Snap.do! Drag & Resize to get it just the way you need it. Snap.do works on all 3 ma...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Snap.Do.
snapdo.exe (31f7a33b163dee55e1698df3870196b5) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 806 Gen:Adware.Heur.bm1@grYLIBd
Avira APPL/Linkury.Gen2
AVware Adware.Linkury (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Linkury.77
Bitdefender Gen:Adware.Heur.bm1@grYLIBd
Comodo Security 20151 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Adware.Heur.bm1@grYLIBd
F-Secure 11.2014-21-11_6 Gen:Adware.Heur.bm1@grYLIBd
G Data 14.11.24 Gen:Adware.Heur.bm1@grYLIBd
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Adware.Heur.bm1@grYLIBd
Symantec 11/21/2014 rev. 6 WS.Reputation
Trend Micro 10.465.21 ADW_LINKURY
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.325 ADW_LINKURY
VIPRE Antivirus 34988 Adware.Linkury (fs)
       View all 14 all detections
Snap.Do 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: snap.do
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Smartbar\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3FF2493C-C629-43E0-A60B-79450FC04597}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Snap.Do

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)
  • smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll - SmartbarGUI
  • smartbar.personalization.common.dll - Smartbar.Personalization.Common
  • smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll - Snap.Do
  • srbs.dll (by Microsoft) - srbs
  • srpdm.dll - srpdm
  • srprl.dll - srprl
  • srut.dll - srut
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • 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 - 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
  • regasm.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)
  • smartbar.common.dll - Smartbar.Common
  • smartbar.communication.dll - TAWAG.Communication
  • smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll - Smartbar.Resources.HistoryAndStatsWrapper
  • smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll
  • sppsm.dll - sppsm
  • spusm.dll - spusm
  • sreu.dll - sreu
  • siem.dll
  • smartbar.communication.namedpipe.dll - TAWAG.Communication.NamedPipe
  • smartbar.monetization.proxy.proxyservice.dll - ProxyService
  • srbu.dll - srbu
  • axinterop.wmplib.dll
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • lrrot.dll - lrrot
  • mactrackbarlib.dll
  • ndde.dll (by Brian Gideon) - NDde
  • sgml.dll - sgmu
  • sgmu.dll
  • sidb.dll - sipb
  • sipb.dll - Client
  • sismlp.dll - sismlp
  • smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll - Smartbar.Infrastructure.BusinessEntities
  • smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll - SmartbarProxy
  • smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll
  • spbe.dll - spbe
  • spbl.dll - spbl
  • spsm.dll - spsm
  • srau.dll - srau
  • srbhu.dll - srbhu
  • srns.dll - srns
  • srsbs.dll - srsbs
  • srsbsau.dll (by Smartbar) - srsbsau
  • system.data.sqlite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)
  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • chromehost.exe - ChromeHost
  • lrcnt.dll - lrcnt
  • productsremovaltool.exe - Smartbar.Resources.ProductsRemovalTool
  • proxy.lib.dll - Proxy.Lib
  • proxysettings.dll - ProxySettings
  • smartbar.gui.controls.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Controls
  • smartbar.gui.docking.dll - Smartbar.GUI.Docking
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll - Smartbar.Resources.LanguageSettings
  • smartbar.resources.languagesettings.resources.dll
  • smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll - Smartbar.Resources.SocialNetsSharer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • snapdo.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\SnapDo.exe startup.

How do I remove Snap.Do?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.29%
Windows 10 25.14%
Windows Vista 6.81%
Windows XP 3.75%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.99%
Windows 8.1 10.10%
Windows 7 Professional 8.86%
Windows 8 5.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.01%
  Germany 9.31%
  Brazil 4.64%
  United Kingdom 4.05%
  Canada 3.73%
  Italy 3.51%
  France 3.39%
  Australia 3.26%
  Spain 2.09%
  Netherlands 2.03%
  Taiwan 1.81%
  Mexico 1.78%
  Colombia 1.37%
  Norway 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.30%
Acer 21.00%
Dell 16.09%
ASUS 9.99%
Toshiba 7.90%
Samsung 4.62%
Lenovo 2.77%
Medion 1.46%
Intel 1.14%
American Megatrends 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.35%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.68%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.39%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.10%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.31%

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

comments8 comments

user comment
user comment
Ariover a year ago
Can anyone tell me how on earth I can possibly take it out of my computer? When I run the uninstaller it somehow cancels itself.
user comment
I hate this stupid programover a year ago
I never agreed to even install the stupid program and now the annoying thing keeps overwriting my options. How is one supposed to get rid of the effin thing? I got a site from Resoft, but the fix is only temporary. You type in 'about:config' into your address bar, do a search for snap and right click on the ones that say snap.do. You can modify it to whatever site you want, but every three or four days - if you're lucky - will have to be redone. Still annoying.
user comment
Meme2dayover a year ago
I can't get rid of it!!!!!
user comment
snap.do is shit xdover a year ago
If i do the files uninstaller way and i copy the weird adress into my bar it sais will u uninstall this program is this a safe way to do it ( no other way works for me)
user comment
Grüss Aus Bonnover a year ago
Diese Soft überwacht alles wass Sie tun, samelt information über sie. verlangsamt PC und manipuliert mit wichtige einstellungen ohne das sie das erlaubt haben. und zeigt werbung. also das ist ein gesetzliche trojaner, gehört verboten!
expert comment
Alice.Wyman (Expert)over a year ago
Toolbars such as this from third-party software providers can change your search and home page settings or cause other problems with your web browsers. These toolbars can get added when you visit a website and click on an "Install" link, when you download and run a toolbar installer, or when you install software that bundles a toolbar or other browser extension. Be careful when installing or updating other programs and make sure you do not select any options for toolbars or other bundled software that you don't want when downloading software on the Internet.
expert comment
jerry (Expert)over a year ago
I downloaded a program and I made sure the check boxes asking to install additional software were disabled. The next thing I know I had a snap-do toolbar on my home page. I went to control panel and uninstalled the toolbar. now when I try to use Firefox i get the snap do search page come on.
user comment
Tomover a year ago
Very annoying program, It installed as part of some other download and screwed up my home page and tab pages took forever to get rid of it.