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 Smartbar.Monetization.Proxy.ProxyRemover.exe by PINWID has been detected as adware by 2 anti-malware scanners. Additionally, the file is typically installed by a number of programs including Muvic Smartbar Engine by Pinwid Ltd. and LPT System Updater Service by Linkury Ltd., both potentially unwanted software.
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5/4/2015 7:09:51 PM UTC (today)
22.5 KB (23,072 bytes)
Copyright © 2014
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
COMODO CA Limited
2/4/2014 7:00:00 PM
2/5/2015 6:59:59 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
2/25/2014 4:52:19 AM
Developed / compiled with:
Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
13 KB (13,312 bytes)
The file Smartbar.Monetization.Proxy.ProxyRemover.exe has been discovered within the following programs.
This is a potentially unwanted web browser extension this is distributed and installed by PINWID LTD, ReSoft LTD., MY POP SHOP LTD and Linkury. It will display advertisements including banners and popups in the user's web browser.
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This adware injects advertising in the user's Internet browser by running as an extension and/or add-on. Ads are delivered in the form of banners and text-links (roll-overs) as well as some popup ads.
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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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The following container packages Smartbar.Monetization.Proxy.ProxyRemover.exe in it.