Short bio

Adware.SmartWeb is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a few adware variants targeting Windows systems.

Type and source of the infection

Adware.SmartWeb installers are offered as software to help you find cheaper alternatives for products. They use Scheduled Tasks to gain persistence.

Scheduled Task for Adware.SmartWeb

Scheduled Task for Adware.SmartWeb


Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.SmartWeb by using real time protection.

block Adware.SmartWeb

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.SmartWeb


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.SmartWeb without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

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