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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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