How to Remove “SmartTagInstall.exe”

What is SmartTagInstall.exe?

SmartTagInstall.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Microsoft Office 2013 Component. It belongs to Microsoft Office 2013 and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.
Malware programmers write different types of malicious programs and pass them on as SmartTagInstall.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with SmartTagInstall.exe malware?       

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with SmartTagInstall.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • SmartTagInstall.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the SmartTagInstall.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with SmartTagInstall.exe malware.

How to remove SmartTagInstall.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing SmartTagInstall.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove SmartTagInstall.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 November 2011 at 1:56 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable fad8a2c420cd41ed
1b7ef48e5053e0cd
41039c0c
89a205c1ea8b22fb
e18bc75d18bd8a57
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
41.79.197.1/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8f75546c928186b3
60eaca2d18fbc12e
c76af9be
afcd561b5dc4788d
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EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
Pakistan N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a4ed0bffdffa2d2b
8ddac8a20353f5b0
f5f26ac0
a5a0be047a593611
74c44e64c75d621d
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 15.0.4454.
1000
15.0.4454.
1000
Benin N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b70e510f26903736
435d89bee2cb4f77
c8d91ee8
09fbc7f68542cf7c
721477926ddf84b2
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.CG
No 14.0.4760.
1000
14.0.4760.
1000
United States N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 5:43 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3e9db39bddb6abad
25193633e206c570
46e8524e
5ff1667abbd26132
c3e2784f3c16878e
Yes 11.0.5510 11.0.5510 United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable d53b986116ac7601
a66791a444a4602a
15e214a1
f73920a7a3c9a915
294c1e739ce29441
Yes 12.0.6425.
1000
12.0.6425.
1000
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 15a27fc6b878d6f9
79daf48c7f0889b2
1f324fd2
6ffecfede1aac77b
41ea69154efd4d5d
Yes 11.0.8161 11.0.8161 United States
4 N/A Non-executable e9054a82f0e0ba2c
f92651b6774e0a73
dd1992cd
aa3ecaa16d4021c7
cd3bf1d30b895c9b
No N/A N/A United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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