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What is smpd.exe?

Smpd.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 smpd.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.

Smpd.exe file information

The process known as Process manager service for MPICH2 applications or Process manager service for MPI applications belongs to software Folding or SMPD Process manager by Argonne National Lab (www.anl.gov) or Intel (www.intel.com).

Description: Smpd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file smpd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,135,616 bytes (76% of all occurrences), 679,936 bytes, 1,187,840 bytes or 1,219,072 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/smpd.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Smpd.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
It is possible to do the following:
  1) remove the entire program MPICH2 or Folding using Windows Control Panel
  2) ask Customer Support to assist you.

Recommended: Identify smpd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as smpd.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the smpd.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 got it when I tried to install Intel's C++
  Neil Murphy  
It's a .exe file utilized by the Folding at Home high performance SMP client
  Cole   (further information)
It's needed; used for distributed computing through MPI. It is not dangerous.
  atr   (further information)
Stanford Folding@Home SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) file. The link also mentions the smpd and mpiexec programs.
  Wireball   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of smpd.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments.
One user thinks smpd.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. One user is not sure about it.

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