What is smARTupdate.exe?

The genuine smARTupdate.exe file is a software component of Skyscape smARTupdate by Skyscape.
“smARTupdate.exe” is the main executable in Windows for Skyscape smARTupdate by Skyscape, Inc. and it routinely checks for program updates. If updates are found for an application, the file notifies the user with a pop-up message. “smARTupdate.exe” is a standalone PC application that checks the version/release status of all Skyscape products, which are designed for portable devices (PDA, Android, iOS, etc.). It checks daily by default, but accepts user input for adjustments within the settings interface. It also checks for free product releases and provides the option to auto-update all portable devices. Besides Skyscape, the filename is used by other programs, but is spelled in all lowercase letters as smartupdate.exe. Other software includes Lenovo Smart Update by Lenovo, Operation7 Updater for OPERATION7 BY PARK E.S.M./NETGAME, SmartUpdate by NEC Personal Computers Ltd., etc. Skyscape is a publisher that provides reference materials in the medical and health industry. They offer numerous software-based reference apps, calculators, and news for topics such as prescription medicine, laboratory tests, diagnosis tools, asthma guides, surgical guides, and tons more.

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 smARTupdate.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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SmARTupdate.exe file information

The process known as Skyscape smARTupdate Application belongs to software smARTupdate by Skyscape.

Description: SmARTupdate.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SmARTupdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 4,165,632 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). SmARTupdate.exe is not a Windows core file. SmARTupdate.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: It is possible to uninstall smARTupdate from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify smARTupdate.exe related errors

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

Part of Skyscape automatic upgrade. This is medical reference software for Palm OS.
Slows down PALM OS performances

Summary: Average user rating of smARTupdate.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks smARTupdate.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving smARTupdate issues

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