What is SmpSys.exe?

The genuine SmpSys.exe file is a software component of Setup my PC by Packard Bell.
The setup application provided with Packard Bell PCs, this application starts up after the first boot of a new Packard Bell PC. It assists in the setup of various pieces of the operating system, including internet access, antivirus, etc. Since it's takeover by Acer, Packard Bell is no longer a company that produces new PCs, so this software is essentially defunct.

SMPSys stands for Setup My PC System

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 10/8/7/XP are 1,038,136 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 975,360 bytes, 1,092,152 bytes, 1,120,568 bytes or 1,160,736 bytes. 
SmpSys.exe is not a Windows core file. SmpSys.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The SmpSys.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). SmpSys.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Packard Bell B.V. or Packard Bell ImageWriter come up, you can also do the following:

Recommended: Identify SmpSys.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SmpSys.exe. 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 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 SmpSys.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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