What is Smartbar.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Smartbar.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Smartbar.exe file information

The process known as Smartbar belongs to software Messenger Plus! Community Smartbar or Yahoo Community Smartbar by Smartbar.

Description: Smartbar.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Smartbar.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 28,968 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 19,312 bytes, 20,272 bytes or 19,800 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file has a digital signature. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows system file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with Smartbar.exe, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Messenger Plus! Community Smartbar or Yahoo Community Smartbar using Windows Control Panel
  2) look for help on the [1][2] website.

Recommended: Identify Smartbar.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Smartbar.exe. Therefore, you should check the Smartbar.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Ohne wissentliche Zustimmung installiert, lässt sich nicht einfach deinstallieren, versteckt sich.

Summary: Average user rating of Smartbar.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks Smartbar.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Smartbar issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Smartbar. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Smartbar.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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