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What is smash.exe?

Smash.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if smash.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Smash.exe file information

The process belongs to software Smash by SoftMaker Software GmbH (www.softmaker.com).

Description: Smash.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file smash.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 163,840 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 229,411 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/smash.exe.html 
It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The file is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify smash.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as smash.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the smash.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

SoftMaker Office installs it (102432 bytes)
  Brian Verre   (further information)
A virus.
It belongs to the SoftMaker Office suite. It is a Windows Explorer add on.
  Ronald Fischer   (further information)
Smash.exe in /Program Files/SoftMaker Office 2008/ loads the tray icons for this Microsoft Office like Suite. It is not a virus if it is bundled with this package.
SMASH = SoftMaker Application SHell. It's a quick starter for SoftMaker applications.
  tejas   (further information)
Part of SoftMaker Office 2010
  Jeffery K. hughes  
this is for the Softmaker Office suite an alternative to Microsoft Office
not a virus. works witn softmaker office suite
It installed with softmaker's office suite
Also comes with Ashampoo Office 2010 (trial version, at least) - I trust Ashampoo not to deliberately use viruses, etc. And I trust Download Accelerator Plus to have identified any problem with Smash.
  Lee Newsum  
Also installs with Ashampoo's Office Suite
SoftMaker/Ashampoo Office 2010 tray icon loader. Disable by right-clicking tray icon, Preferences, uncheck Start with Windows
came whit ashampoo office, taskbar launchers
  Ronny Ackerman  
runs with the ashamoo office program but stays open when you have finished and closed down
  nigel oldale  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of smash.exe: based on 13 votes with 14 user comments.
4 users think smash.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks smash.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade smash.exe ("not sure about it").

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