What is SmpSys.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 SmpSys.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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SmpSys.exe file information

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

The process known as SmpSys.exe belongs to software Setup my PC or SMP by Packard Bell BV (

Description: SmpSys.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The SmpSys.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 975,360 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 1,120,568 bytes, 1,038,136 bytes, 1,092,152 bytes or 1,160,736 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. SmpSys.exe is not a Windows core file. SmpSys.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SmpSys.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SmpSys.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

SmpSys.exe usually is locatesd in C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\SetUpMyPC, if you have a Packard Bell PC. It's the file that starts the SetUpMyPC Program on Packard Bell Systems at every boot of Windows. If you wanna stop it, just rename the file SmpSys.exe in something like txt.SmpSys.exe (or any name you want!).
Actually it is usually located in C:\APPS\SMP\SmpSys.exe

Summary: Average user rating of SmpSys.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving SmpSys issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SmpSys. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 SmpSys.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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