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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,598
United States Rank #17,148
Reach 0.0097%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.98 days
205.82 days >
Average installed length: 108.14 days


2013.11.07.204203 100.00%

Spring Smart 2013.11.07.204203

What is Spring Smart?

This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is designed to deliver search-based hijacking as well as contextual advertising. The program does this by modifying the user's home and search page in order to monetize a user's search activities. By installing a an extension in Chrome, it has the ability to monitor and track a user web browsing activities and display various banner and link-context ads in addition to its search redirection.

About  (from Yontoo Technology)

The Software is free to use and supported by various types of advertising, including but not limited to search, banner, inline text and transitional ads. Ads and features that appear on websites by using the Software are not associated with or endorsed by underlying websites. Some features and ad placements contain lin...  Read more


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 SpringSmartBHO.dll. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1003.35 KB (1,027,434 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • This program has a poor reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Spring Smart.
SpringSmartBHO.dll (481685d1947a874061d0972c60e4fe21) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL AdWare/Win32.Agent
Comodo Security 17572 Application.Win32.Altbrowse.AK
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.100
ESET-NOD32 8.9261 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.F
Fortinet FortiGate 1/11/2014 Adware/Agent
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.2.29 not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Jiangmin KV140111 Adware/Agent.jaw
K7 AntiVirus 13.175.10766 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.175.10766 Unwanted-Program ( 00454f261 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Agent
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Agent.ah.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.11.24.07 PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A
NANO AntiVirus Riskware.Win32.Agent.cqvnby
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.11 TROJ_GEN.F47V1009
Vba32 AntiVirus AdWare.Agent
VIPRE Antivirus 25198 Yontoo (fs)
updateSpringSmart.exe (46142a7d7e69dfe18f24b54f94be43b8) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Kranet!
Avira AntiVir APPL/BrowseFox.Gen
Antiy-AVL GrayWare[AdWare:not-a-virus,HEUR]/MSIL.Kranet
AVG Spmart
AVware Yontoo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.BrowseFox.spri
ESET-NOD32 10335 a variant of Win32/BrowseFox.H
IKARUS anti.virus T3. PUA.BrowseFox
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13198 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
K7GW 9.183.13198 Trojan ( 0049f7ad1 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.MSIL.Kranet.heur
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.SpringSmart.A
McAfee Artemis!46142A7D7E69
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013.2 Artemis!46142A7D7E69
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.D
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Adware.e4c
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA PJ
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0826
VIPRE Antivirus 32650 Yontoo (fs)
       View all 36 all detections
Spring Smart has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Spring Smart 2013.11.07.204203.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Spring Smart
URL: springsmart.net/support
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Spring Smart
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Spring Smart\SpringSmartuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1003.35 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Spring Smart 2013.11.07.204203

Program module:SpringSmartBHO.dll (Malware detected)
Name:Spring Smart
Path:C:\Program Files\Spring Smart\SpringSmartBHO.dll
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SpringSmartBHO.dll - Spring Smart
  • (Malware detected) updateSpringSmart.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SpringSmartBHO.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Spring Smart' with the class of {7f232128-6f42-4f37-8efe-2e6020b2d478}.
  • updateSpringSmart.exe runs as a service named 'Update Spring Smart' (Update Spring Smart).

How do I remove Spring Smart?

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Or, you can uninstall Spring Smart 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 Spring Smart 2013.11.07.204203, 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 Spring Smart.
  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 Spring Smart 2013.11.07.204203 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.44%
Windows 8 20.59%
Windows Vista 10.29%
Windows XP 3.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 7 Professional 11.03%
Windows 8.1 9.56%
Windows 8 8.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.24%
  Australia 7.06%
  Canada 6.47%
  United Kingdom 4.12%
  Brazil 2.94%
  Germany 2.94%
  Iran 1.76%
  Netherlands 1.76%
  AO 1.18%
  DZ 1.18%
  France 1.18%
  IQ 1.18%
  Japan 1.18%
  Sweden 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.75%
Acer 18.45%
Dell 14.56%
Toshiba 6.80%
ASUS 6.80%
Samsung 4.85%
Alienware 1.94%
Apple 0.97%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.31%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.45%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.59%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.59%
Gateway NE56R 1.72%

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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