What is SmoothView.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 SmoothView.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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SmoothView.exe file information

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

The process known as SmoothView belongs to software TOSHIBA Zooming Utility or TOSHIBA Value Added Package or TOSHIBA Face Recognition by TOSHIBA (

Description: SmoothView.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SmoothView.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (generally C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 122,880 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 118,784 bytes and 12 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with SmoothView.exe, you can uninstall TOSHIBA Face Recognition or TOSHIBA Value Added Package from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program or ask the software vendor,, for advice.

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

Zooming Thing to help see monitor better
If you have it, Press Fn + 2 to zoom in/ Fn + 1 to return
smoothview.exe is a process that belongs to the Zooming Utility from TOSHIBA. It is used to offer Zoom functionality in common application such as MS-Office.
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Summary: Average user rating of SmoothView.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks SmoothView.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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Best practices for resolving SmoothView issues

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