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What is smartdrv.exe?

Smartdrv.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 smartdrv.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.

Smartdrv.exe file information

The process belongs to software Project1 by Trojan Factory.

Description: Smartdrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file smartdrv.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 11,268 bytes (86% of all occurrences) or 11,264 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/smartdrv.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows system file. Smartdrv.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify smartdrv.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as smartdrv.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the smartdrv.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

it is related to a trojan called fakeale which open a site every 15-20 min and a window every 3 mins , just terminate it with the office1 task
  the coptic  
If found in the C:\Windows\Temp folder, it may be associated with the JS/Downloader.Agent virus. I've found this very difficult to remove.
SMARTDRV.EXE is a program for DOS that loads a disk cache to greatly speed up DOS's disk read/write times.
is an utility that can be loaded in the autoexec.bat to create a disk cache in conventional memory or extended memory.
  John   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of smartdrv.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments.
One user thinks smartdrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks smartdrv.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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