What is ITESMART.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 ITESMART.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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ITESMART.exe file information

The process belongs to software ITE Smart Guardian or SOYO HW Monitor by ITE Tech. ( or ite.

Description: ITESMART.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ITESMART.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 180,224 bytes (69% of all occurrences), 163,840 bytes, 196,608 bytes or 249,856 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no file information. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with ITESMART.exe, you may want to remove the entire program Smart Guardian or SOYO HW Monitor using Windows Control Panel.

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If ITESMART.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 61% dangerous. The file size is 503,808 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 495,616 bytes. There is no description of the program. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ITESMART.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ITESMART.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.


User Comments

Appears to be related to the SOYO motherboard hardware monitoring utility.
Monitoring program for Main Boards Used on Lan Party Mother Boards
Ships with many Motherboards such as DFI ones. Its a temp monior
It is a process used by Smartguarding (shipped with motherboards), supposed to monitor temps and fans speeds. It has an option to not startup when computer boots - I leave mine on (reduces fan speed).
  coloradoz   (further information)
In the proper location, its part of the Smartguardian application shipped w/ SOYO motherboards.

Summary: Average user rating of ITESMART.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think ITESMART.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ITESMART issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ITESMART. 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 ITESMART.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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