What is SmartWi.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 SmartWi.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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SmartWi.exe file information

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

The process known as SmartWi Connection Utility belongs to software SmartWi Connection Utility by Sony Corporation of America ( or Sony (

Description: SmartWi.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SmartWi.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 184,816 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 182,664 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is no file information. SmartWi.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. SmartWi.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with SmartWi.exe, you may also completely remove SmartWi Connection Utility (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SmartWi.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SmartWi.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 just know it is a program to help the internet to run,

Summary: Average user rating of SmartWi.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving SmartWi issues

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