SMARTCONTROL.EXE is Adware Kraddare

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We received the file SMARTCONTROL.EXE and detected that SMARTCONTROL.EXE is not good.
SMARTCONTROL.EXE is Adware. You should remove the file SMARTCONTROL.EXE.
Kill the process SMARTCONTROL.EXE and remove SMARTCONTROL.EXE from Windows.

Malware Analysis of SMARTCONTROL.EXE
Full path on a computer: %WinDir%\smartcontrol.exe

Detected by UnHackMe:

Default location: %WinDir%\smartcontrol.exe

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Removal Results: Success
Number of reboot: 1


Adware.Kraddare, Trojan.FakeAV


  • MD5: F4A652260CAEB38C1BF8F6C7242FF825
How to quickly detect SMARTCONTROL.EXE presence? 

  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\smartmode Update Service\ImagePath: “”%WinDir%\smartcontrol.exe” /update”
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\smartmode Update Service\DisplayName: “smartmode Support Service”
  • %Program Files%\smartmode
  • %Program Files%\smartmode\smartmode.dll
  • %Program Files%\smartmode\smartmodeu.exe
  • %WinDir%\smartcontrol.dat
  • %WinDir%\smartcontrol.exe

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