What is SmartSetting.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 SmartSetting.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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SmartSetting.exe file information

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

The process known as Smart Setting Program belongs to software Easy Settings or Samsung Control Center by Samsung Electronics Co. (

Description: SmartSetting.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SmartSetting.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,279,304 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 2,213,968 bytes or 2,275,408 bytes. 
The program is not visible. SmartSetting.exe is a Verisign signed file. SmartSetting.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The SmartSetting.exe file is not a Windows system file. SmartSetting.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with SmartSetting.exe, you can remove the entire program Easy Settings or Samsung Control Center using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SmartSetting.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SmartSetting.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 is also a Dell computer program used on Dell Computers Copyright by Dell
  h. Montou  

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Best practices for resolving SmartSetting issues

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