What is smartprotectorpro.exe?

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 smartprotectorpro.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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Smartprotectorpro.exe file information

The process known as Smart Protector Pro (version v3.10, v4.1, v3.8, v3.11, v3.6) belongs to software Smart Protector Pro - Internet Eraser by Smart Soft(BG) (

Description: Smartprotectorpro.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Smartprotectorpro.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 589,824 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,933,312 bytes, 573,440 bytes, 233,472 bytes or 593,920 bytes. 
The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The smartprotectorpro.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Smartprotectorpro.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Smart Protector Pro.

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If smartprotectorpro.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 470,173 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 593,920 bytes. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The smartprotectorpro.exe file is not a Windows system file. Smartprotectorpro.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

External information from Paul Collins:

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

This internet eraser is the best in its category. It erases files with accuracy leaving no trace of internet activities. This application helped me a lot in terms f safe internet browsing. Every malicious tracks will be permanently erased in just a click of a button. I highly recommend this application to those people who are victims of computer hijackers.
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Does what Mike stated, great tool!

Summary: Average user rating of smartprotectorpro.exe: based on 8 votes with 3 user comments. 8 users think smartprotectorpro.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving smartprotectorpro issues

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