What is smdmfu.exe?

smdmfu.exe is part of SmdmF Module and developed by Aztec Media Inc according to the smdmfu.exe version information.

smdmfu.exe's description is "SmdmF Module"

smdmfu.exe is digitally signed by AZTEC MEDIA INC..

smdmfu.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Settings Manager\smdmf\' folder.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on smdmfu.exe:

Product nameSmdmF Module
Company nameAztec Media Inc
File descriptionSmdmF Module
Internal nameSmdmF Module
Original filenamesmdmfu.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) 2005 - 2014
Product version5.0.0.13486
File version5.0.0.13486

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameSmdmF Module
Company nameAztec Media Inc
File descriptionSmdmF Module
Internal nameSmdmF Module
Original filenamesmdmfu.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) 2005 - 2014
Product version5.0.0.13486
File version5.0.0.13486

Digital signatures [?]

smdmfu.exe has a valid digital signature.

Certificate issuer nameThawte Code Signing CA - G2
Certificate serial number7de0d719bbaf922d3a980dbd523b959a

Folder name variants

smdmfu.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files (x86)\Settings Manager\smdmf\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to smdmfu.exe:

smdmfu.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

smdmfu.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

SmdmF Module has stopped working.

End Program - smdmfu.exe. This program is not responding.

smdmfu.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

smdmfu.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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User vote results: There were 599 votes to remove and 71 votes to keep

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Roger Karlsson writes

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VirusTotal report for smdmfu.exe:

* Antiy-AVL RiskWare[WebToolbar:not-a-virus]/Win64.SearchSuite 20140802
* Baidu-International Adware.Win32.SearchSuite.bO 20140802
* ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.SearchSuite.O 20140801
* F-Prot W32/SearchSuite.A.gen!Eldorado 20140802
* Fortinet Riskware/SearchSuite 20140802
* GData Win32.Application.Searchsuite.C 20140802
* Ikarus PUA.Toolbar.SearchSuite 20140802
* K7AntiVirus Trojan ( 0049c8ae1 ) 20140801
* K7GW Trojan ( 0049c8ae1 ) 20140801
* Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win64.SearchSuite.e 20140802
* Kingsoft Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud) 20140802
* Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.SettingsManager.A 20140802
* Panda Trj/Chgt.C 20140801
* Sophos SearchSuite 20140802
* TrendMicro-HouseCall Suspicious_GEN.F47V0723 20140802

# 2 Aug 2014, 0:59

Kalpesh writes

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smdmfu.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Settings Manager\smdmf\' folder.

In \Settings Manager\.. folder there is file Uninstall.exe
click on it and it is uninstalled.

# 3 Aug 2014, 1:56

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Kalpesh: Thank you.

# 4 Aug 2014, 0:34

Bjorn writes

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Since I have this on my laptop I had different problems: Google Chrome stops working, when I close chrome I can't open it anymore, can't open other programs like task manager, can't restart,...
- remove the map c:\programfiles\settingsmanager don't work
- end the processes related also don't work
What works???? (I'm using Windows 8.1 64bit)
- log off
- press the off button
- hold SHIFT and press restart and wait...
- choose other options than the command prompt
- Log in with an administrator account (usual your own)
- than type:
->cd c:\progra~2\settin~1 ENTER
->del smdmfu ENTER - y ENTER
->cd smdmfu ENTER
->del x64 ENTER - y ENTER
->rd x64 ENTER - cd.. ENTER
->rd smdmfu ENTER - cd.. ENTER
-> rd settin~1
-> exit ENTER
go to windows 8.1 - check task manager (ctrl+shift+esc) for processes with the name smdmfu and check the map c:\program files(x86)and look for the map: settingsmanager, if you don't find anything it's done! :-)

# 27 Aug 2014, 15:47

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Bjorn: Thank you!

# 9 Sep 2014, 7:53

DragonWoolf writes

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me I had a problem with the whole thing that my processor does not know what to do with it and I can not delete it because I can not do anything , and yeah , it is best to slow down on everything .

# 15 Nov 2014, 15:16

Ken Betts writes

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Yeah, I just tried the uninstall.exe in the Linkey.exe and it does not uninstall it from my computer.

# 26 Dec 2014, 2:13

Roger Karlsson writes

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Hi there, you can remove this smdmfu.exe file with FreeFixer.

# 7 Jan 2015, 6:44

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