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: 19 October 2011 at 8:46 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0fd2794f6f5b1d26
05af43b2dbb9d875
9b6dfeee
aebf982ee77fbab4
4cabbb0a967904d1
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 11.0.8161 11.0.8161 Internal Submission N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 97199eb7274a41c2
9711638d28c84a38
39f1793e
a4b328ab68ff637a
8b8abea41d05cf5d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
Poland N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable bcbabf4625f3b9d0
6975e349b8193fa4
3bc40a7d
73065a3983a9c432
4ef8c111084fcfd1
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 11.0.5510 11.0.5510 Bulgaria N/A
4 N/A Executable 3122240e5fcba03e
cffecc5aab52851e
560b9f0a
46ac18a08bbf2c69
9fb1fb27e6da8604
Win32.Viking
.BN~clean
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Taiwan N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 September 2008 at 12:06 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a8c638313fcc0441
6bc39528fef7c7be
c3aa23f4
645f394f5c714459
76d615828ab235d4
Yes 14.0.4734.
1000
14.0.4734.
1000
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 666272260569dae5
820aa10f508f798c
5a84452c
180ee9846fa2bf8b
09cbe7891204d876
Yes 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
10.224.1.54/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d53b986116ac7601
a66791a444a4602a
15e214a1
f73920a7a3c9a915
294c1e739ce29441
Yes 12.0.6425.
1000
12.0.6425.
1000
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable d53b986116ac7601
a66791a444a4602a
15e214a1
f73920a7a3c9a915
294c1e739ce29441
Yes 12.0.6425.
1000
12.0.6425.
1000
10.224.1.59/32
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