What is smartlogon.exe?

The genuine smartlogon.exe file is a software component of SmartLogon by ASUSTeK Computer.
A package that allows you an alternative to password access, SmartLogon runs in the background unless disabled. SmartLogon allows you to use facial recognition features or fingerprints to log in to your ASUS laptop as well as websites and some programs. ASUSTek Computer was founded in 1989 in Taiwan. It is currently the fifth largest PC vendor in the world.

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 smartlogon.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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Smartlogon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with smartlogon
Smartlogon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SmartLogon Application belongs to software ASUS SmartLogon or ASUS FaceLogon by ASUS (

Description: Smartlogon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file smartlogon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 428,600 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 653,952 bytes, 760,448 bytes or 424,504 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. Smartlogon.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows system file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Smartlogon.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with smartlogon.exe, you may also uninstall the software ASUS SmartLogon or ASUS FaceLogon using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program) or go to the support area of the Asus website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as smartlogon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the smartlogon.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 smartlogon.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks smartlogon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving smartlogon issues

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