SmartBar Toolbar

SmartBar Toolbar Description


SmartBar Toolbar is an unwanted toolbar that leads to annoying redirects to search.creativetoolbars.com website. SmartBar Toolbar claims to enhance your browsing experience however, in reality, makes some unwanted activities. Although SmartBar Toolbar is not linked to malicious programs, it uses unfair methods to install itself onto vulnerable computers. SmartBar Toolbar comes packaged with other programs, mostly free program downloads; therefore, PC users often do not notice additional software products that are being installed. SmartBar Toolbar targets all main web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. SmartBar Toolbar changes the default search engine and homepage. SmartBar Toolbar redirects all search results in any search engine to search.creativetoolbars.com.
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Aliases


a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Linkury.A [ESET-NOD32]Adware.Linkury (fs) [VIPRE]Riskware.Win32.Toolbar.Linkury.AMN (A) [Emsisoft]TROJ_GEN.F47V0411 [TrendMicro-HouseCall]W32/AutoRun.AAEH!worm [Fortinet]



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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 %PROGRAMFILES%\Bechiro S.L\smartbar 62
    2 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Bechiro S.L\smartbar 66
    3 %TEMP%\mt_ffx\Bechiro S.L\smartbar 69
    4 %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Bechiro S.L\smartbar 50

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Bechiro.smartbarappCoreBechiro.smartbarappCore.1Bechiro.smartbardskBndBechiro.smartbardskBnd.1esrv.smartbarESrvc.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Bechiro.smartbarappCoreSOFTWARE\Classes\Bechiro.smartbarappCore.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Bechiro.smartbardskBndSOFTWARE\Classes\Bechiro.smartbardskBnd.1SOFTWARE\Classes\Bechiro.smartbarHlprSOFTWARE\Classes\Bechiro.smartbarHlpr.1Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {FD36FEBE-DBA1-4597-9DD1-B13794B92F68}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {0CFBE80D-5608-4309-A0F5-3B1414833432}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Bechiro S.L.\smartbarSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\chrome\Extensions\flcjcajklmlbpmgckpcmnampagbhhmcpSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{5452DABD-CA7F-4E35-A725-F8DBBCDD73F1}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar, value: {0CFBE80D-5608-4309-A0F5-3B1414833432}
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {AFE2031E-0596-471D-AB03-B652839D6577}{51A045FD-9441-41B2-9700-1CBCB7BD0B22}{1581739A-4E37-4453-B6DE-5E50C457329C}{0CFBE80D-5608-4309-A0F5-3B1414833432}{8F5D0B07-E090-4163-A87D-99FAF3171187}{4756493F-BA26-4FA2-9865-E29852CE259F}{28854827-554A-421A-9E4C-0BB3FF4FE5DC}{ACAF0AD7-4343-4D8E-9B28-FEB46DEEF0FB}{AEFCD9CA-7555-4765-98B4-830AF5DD5804}{C0DA985C-09F8-44EC-967F-81073FA9403B}{CB5345B3-6647-4351-842C-16A3921B0474}{E192147E-948F-497C-B7EC-FC37A46DF578}{E584D584-1FE3-4DB5-BF49-969822DD9716}{F1057CCB-9957-4499-8202-24F1336C4917}
Posted: February 27, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 5/10
Detection Count: 38,673

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