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What is SmcGui.exe?

SmcGui.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 SmcGui.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.

SmcGui.exe file information

The process known as Symantec CMC SmcGui or Symantec Agent Firewall belongs to software Symantec Client Management Component or Symantec® Protection Agent and Personal Firewall by Symantec (www.symantec.com).

Description: SmcGui.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SmcGui.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,443,144 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 1,455,432 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/smcgui.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. SmcGui.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. SmcGui.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Symantec Endpoint Protection or Symantec Endpoint Protection Small)
  2) turn to the software developer, Symantec, for advice
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify SmcGui.exe related errors

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

smcgui.exe is a Symantec Agent Firewall from Symantec Corporation. belonging to Symantec(R) Protection Agent and Personal Firewall
It's a shortened version of Synamtec GUI (Graphic User Interface). It's totally harmless, and if you stop the process it will probably stop your Synamtec Antivirus from working.
smcgui.exe is a Symantec Agent Firewall from Symantec Corporation. belonging to Symantec(R) Protection Agent and Personal Firewall Non-system processes like smcgui.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that your registry has suffered fragmentation and accumulated invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.
  rao   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of SmcGui.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments.
2 users think SmcGui.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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