This is part of the Linkury/SnapDo monetization software, a web browser toolbar used to hijack a user's search in order to collect revenues. The SmartBar is a a potentially unwanted toolbar and Windows Gadget that is advertising supported (adware). The application productsremovaltool.exe by PINWID has been detected as adware by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. Additionally, the file is typically installed by a number of programs including SavePass Smartbar by Pinwid Ltd. and SavePass Smartbar Engine by PinWid Ltd., both potentially unwanted software.
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Our current pool of anti-malware engines have not currently detected this file, however based on our own detection heuristics we feel that this file is unwanted.
3/27/2017 11:50:39 AM UTC (today)
120 KB (122,912 bytes)
Copyright © 2012
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
COMODO CA Limited
2/4/2014 4:00:00 PM
2/5/2015 3:59:59 PM
CN=PINWID LTD, O=PINWID LTD, STREET=14 Shenkar Arie, L=HERZLIYA, S=NA, PostalCode=46733, C=IL
CN=COMODO Code Signing CA 2, O=COMODO CA Limited, L=Salford, S=Greater Manchester, C=GB
3/2/2014 4:21:07 AM
Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
110 KB (112,640 bytes)
The file productsremovaltool.exe has been discovered within the following programs.
From the EULA:
"The Toolbar interacts with your computer by: Displaying advertisements, including without limitation by inserting into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages advertisements, banners or coupons that would not otherwise appear; Converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements; Communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Toolbar, and whether an updated version of the Toolbar is available; Monitoring and recording the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click.
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This adware program injects advertisements with its affiliate ad providers in order to serve a number of ad types including banner, inline text links and popups.
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