How to Remove “sm_dm.exe”

What is sm_dm.exe?

sm_dm.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as iolo Download Manager. It belongs to iolo Download Manager and was developed by iolo technologies, LLC. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.

Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as sm_dm.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with sm_dm.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 sm_dm.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • sm_dm.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 sm_dm.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with sm_dm.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing sm_dm.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 sm_dm.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 31 March 2009 at 10:23 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 7a7b585257811897
6361774cd8aab35a
d2f50554
c3e5c9e4ee24bbf8
45724405eb415e98
TrojWare.Win
32.PSW.Agent
.~ZZA
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 February 2009 at 3:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable d4e5f57fc4d45e48
94c74b13ad4fae80
767f4708
6d29300199d81f63
b81a8882296779ef
Yes N/A N/A Ireland
2 iolo technologies, LLC Executable 78700d29500d4ba8
1e04e5dcf6df1bc5
133d4fcb
1461097a1a283949
b53d5ebec9384ddd
Yes 4.0.0.0 4.0.0.0 10.224.1.62/32
3 N/A Executable d4e5f57fc4d45e48
94c74b13ad4fae80
767f4708
6d29300199d81f63
b81a8882296779ef
Yes N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable d4e5f57fc4d45e48
94c74b13ad4fae80
767f4708
6d29300199d81f63
b81a8882296779ef
Yes N/A N/A Japan
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