What is the smarterdownloader.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The smarterdownloader.dll process is also known as TODO: File description and is a part of TODO: Product name. This software is produced by TODO: Company name. An obsolete or defective version of smarterdownloader.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- smarterdownloader.dll has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- smarterdownloader.dll has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- smarterdownloader.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module smarterdownloader.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about smarterdownloader.dll smarterdownloader.dll
smarterdownloader.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Smarterdownloader.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 244,328 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is F1AF26F8-1828-4279-ABCE-074EF3235BD7. This smarterdownloader.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. The smarterdownloader file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 62% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves smarterdownloader.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about smarterdownloader?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall TODO: Product name
To remove smarterdownloader.dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate TODO: Product name in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if smarterdownloader.dll (smarterdownloader.dll) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of smarterdownloader.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for smarterdownloader.dll or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or smarterdownloader.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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