What is SMARTBoardService.exe?

The genuine SMARTBoardService.exe file is a software component of SMART Notebook by SMART Technologies.
SMARTBoardService.exe is an executable file that belongs to SMART Notebook, a software program that accompanies the Smart Board, an interactive digital whiteboard that is used as experience-enhancing learning tool in classrooms, as well as in corporate environments for conducting meetings, and delivering presentations. This process runs as soon as a Smart Board is plugged into the computer. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Smart Notebook lets users create text notes, graphics, and other forms of media into a virtual notebook that can be directly projected and edited using the Smart Board. Smart Technologies offers purchasers of the Smart Notebook to avail an online library of lessons, teaching resources and content shared by SMART Notebook users. The Smart Notebook can also be used with different brands of interactive hardware. Smart Technologies is a Canadian company that develops interactive whiteboards, wireless slates, student response system, interactive digital signage, interactive pen displays, classroom management software, conferencing software, concept-mapping software and many more products designed to enhance learning experience. The company is best known as the creator of the Smart Board interactive whiteboard which was first introduced in 1991. The company was founded in 1987 by David Martin and Nancy Knowlton and is currently headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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 SMARTBoardService.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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SMARTBoardService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SMARTBoardService
SMARTBoardService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SMART Board Service belongs to software SMART Board Software or SMART Product Drivers by SMART Technologies (

Description: SMARTBoardService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SMARTBoardService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 958,464 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 5,350,288 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. SMARTBoardService.exe is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. SMARTBoardService.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with SMART Product Drivers or SMART Board Software come up, you may want to completely remove it (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or visit the vendor's support site.

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

Part of Smart Board Software - you can just remove it if you don't need it
  Jo-Jo   (further information)
used to run a publisher program for interactive white boards

Summary: Average user rating of SMARTBoardService.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks SMARTBoardService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SMARTBoardService issues

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