What is SmsCompanionClient.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 SmsCompanionClient.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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SmsCompanionClient.EXE file information

The process known as SMS Companion Client Service or Adaptiva Companion Client Service belongs to software SMS Companion Client or SMS Companion (version v3) or Adaptiva Companion (version v5) by Novaprise or Adaptiva.

Description: SmsCompanionClient.EXE is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SmsCompanionClient.EXE file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 229,376 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 348,160 bytes or 704,512 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. SmsCompanionClient.EXE is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SmsCompanionClient.EXE. Therefore, you should check the SmsCompanionClient.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.


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Best practices for resolving SmsCompanionClient issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SmsCompanionClient. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 SmsCompanionClient.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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