What is SmartViewAgent.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 SmartViewAgent.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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SmartViewAgent.exe file information

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

The process known as SmartView for IE belongs to software SmartView for IE by DeviceVM (

Description: SmartViewAgent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SmartViewAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 948,504 bytes. 
You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). SmartViewAgent.exe is not a Windows system file. SmartViewAgent.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to ask for help from Support, search for an update on the vendor’s website or completely remove SmartView for IE (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SmartViewAgent.exe. Therefore, you should check the SmartViewAgent.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

I tried uninstalling smartview and it crashed my computer - blue screen style - and would NOT reboot! I had to open windows in safe mode and restore to an earlier date where smartview was on the computer. Now it boots but I am stuck with the !@#%&*@!~ shortcut on my computer.

Summary: Average user rating of SmartViewAgent.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks SmartViewAgent.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SmartViewAgent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SmartViewAgent. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SmartViewAgent.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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