What is ActiveSMART.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ActiveSMART.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ActiveSMART.exe file information

The process known as ActiveSMART module or Active SMART Launcher or Active SMART Agent belongs to software Active SMART by Ariolic Software, Ltd. ( or Ariolic Software (

Description: ActiveSMART.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ActiveSMART.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 280,216 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 286,968 bytes, 336,176 bytes or 61,440 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. ActiveSMART.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of ActiveSMART.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall ActiveSMART or Active SMART software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) ask for help from Support
  3) look for a new, improved version.

Recommended: Identify ActiveSMART.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ActiveSMART.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ActiveSMART.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Summary: Average user rating of ActiveSMART.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think ActiveSMART.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ActiveSMART issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ActiveSMART. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ActiveSMART.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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