What is SmartFaceVWatcher.exe?

The genuine SmartFaceVWatcher.exe file is a software component of TOSHIBA Face Recognition by TOSHIBA.
The file is part of Toshiba's facial recognition software. A wide range of Toshiba laptops include facial recognition functionality that is built into the webcam. Facial recognition software enables an additional layer of security while providing easy logging in. It's also a fun, futuristic way to safeguard a computer from unauthorized access.

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 SmartFaceVWatcher.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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SmartFaceVWatcher.exe file information

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

The process known as SmartFaceVWatcher belongs to software TOSHIBA Face Recognition by TOSHIBA (

Description: SmartFaceVWatcher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SmartFaceVWatcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 238,080 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 163,840 bytes or 123,392 bytes. 
SmartFaceVWatcher.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with SmartFaceVWatcher.exe, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall TOSHIBA Face Recognition from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) use the software publisher's support site.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SmartFaceVWatcher.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SmartFaceVWatcher.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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Best practices for resolving SmartFaceVWatcher issues

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