What is SmartDoctor.exe?

The genuine SmartDoctor.exe file is a software component of ASUS Smart Doctor by ASUSTeK.
ASUS SmartDoctor application is a powerful utility designed for overclocking, monitoring and cooling. As an overclocking function it permits users to manually adjust core and memory clocks to enhance graphic card performance. It also monitors the temperature, voltage and fan speed ensuring the graphics card maintains optimum performance. It alerts users if an abnormal event is detected.

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 SmartDoctor.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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SmartDoctor.exe file information

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

The process known as SmartDoctor belongs to software ASUS Smart Doctor by ASUSTeK (

Description: SmartDoctor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SmartDoctor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (normally C:\Program Files\Asus\SmartDoctor\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,310,720 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,204,224 bytes and 8 more variants. 
SmartDoctor.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. SmartDoctor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with SmartDoctor.exe, you could also do the following:
  • search the support area on the COM website
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > or ASUS Utilities)

Recommended: Identify SmartDoctor.exe related errors

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

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Summary: Average user rating of SmartDoctor.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think SmartDoctor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving SmartDoctor issues

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