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What is sm.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 sm.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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Sm.exe file information

The process known as System Monitor or pictures belongs to software System Monitor or Pictures by WIN TUNEUP SOFTWARE LLP or SYSTEM SPEEDUP SERVICES LLP.

Description: Sm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sm.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,932,680 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 3,164,096 bytes, 3,132,352 bytes or 2,971,080 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/sm.exe.html 
The file is a Verisign signed file. Sm.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Sm.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If sm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 10,006,528 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file.

If sm.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 77,824 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The sm.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name sm.exe, for example HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic (detected by Kaspersky), and Gen:Win32.VBMalware.em0@aCER34ci (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the sm.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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User Comments

AVG 8.5 find it. Describe - "Virus found Win32/Heur"
  Konstantin  
could be Samsung Mobile if installed
   
sm.exe is boot for autorun.inf files that file is on first aid for virus
  Dan  

Summary: Average user rating of sm.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks sm.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving sm issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with sm. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the sm.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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