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What is sm56hlpr.exe?

Sm56hlpr.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if sm56hlpr.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Sm56hlpr.exe file information

The process known as Application executable file or Motorola (version SM56 Win32 Utility) or SM56 Modem Helper belongs to software SM56 Helper Win32 Utility or Motorola (version SM56 Tray Application, SM56 Speakerphone Modem, SM56 Speakerphone, SM56 Data Fax Modem) by Motorola (www.motorola.com) or Dynex.

Description: Sm56hlpr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. sm56hlpr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 630,784 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 729,088 bytes and 14 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/sm56hlpr.exe.html 
It is not a Windows system file. Sm56hlpr.exe is a Microsoft signed file. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Sm56hlpr.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with sm56hlpr.exe, you may also uninstall Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem or Motorola SM56 Speakerphone software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).

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If sm56hlpr.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 3% dangerous. The file size is 544,768 bytes (75% of all occurrences), 557,056 bytes and 5 more variants. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The sm56hlpr.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Sm56hlpr.exe is able to record inputs.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "Sm56acl" is not required to run at start up. Helper utility for Motorola based SM56 software modems - resides in the System Tray
  • "Smserial" must run at start up. Motorola based modem driver

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sm56hlpr.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sm56hlpr.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 sm56hlpr.exe: based on 13 votes with 4 user comments.
7 users think sm56hlpr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think sm56hlpr.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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