What is SMSystemAnalyzer.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 SMSystemAnalyzer.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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SMSystemAnalyzer.exe file information

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

The process known as iolo System Analyzer belongs to software iolo technologies' System or Dell PC TuneUp or System Mechanic (version 14 Professional) or iolo technologies' System Mechanic (version 6) by iolo technologies (

Description: SMSystemAnalyzer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SMSystemAnalyzer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 557,056 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 725,352 bytes and 12 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). SMSystemAnalyzer.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with System Mechanic or Dell PC TuneUp occur, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program, visit the support page [1][2] or check if there is a newer version [1][2] available.

Recommended: Identify SMSystemAnalyzer.exe related errors

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

Nothing and I don't want to know anything except how to remove it from my pc
It's a headache. My computer runs for about 5 minutes, then I get the smsystemanalyzer.exe notice. I have to unplug my computer to turn it off and then repeat the process. My computer is quite sluggish also. iolo is no solution, it is the problem.
System mechanic, but i already removed the program so i'm am not sure why its still running
it is a component of Iolo.s System Mechanic
yes I called Iolo a couple times and they said the SMSystem.exe was an issue with my computer and for $199 they would fix the problem and maintain my PC for a year, one rep from Iolo called my home phone a dzen times. I nver had a SMSytemAnalizer proble until I download System Mechanic, it seems like its a scam they screw up your computer so you will pay them to fix it?
  Daryl Deitz  
Computers should only do what I tell them. I run some Real-Time Software and this is very annoying, yet this program is not evil
System Mechanic is an all-in-one PC tune-up utility software suite that analyzes, fixes, optimizes, and maintains Windows computers. It incorporates multiple patented and patent-pending technologies, such as ActiveCare,[1] a technology that allows the program to run automatic maintenance scans and repairs on a Windows PC while a computer is on but not in use. You can run the various function on demand or configure to run when the computer is not in use.
  WilSpeaking   (further information)
Unknown as to what it is--just keeps coming up as non-responsive every time I try to shut the computer down. Seems to be slowing down the computer
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SMSystemAnalyzer.exe: based on 39 votes with 9 reviews. 21 users think SMSystemAnalyzer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 5 users don't grade SMSystemAnalyzer.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving SMSystemAnalyzer issues

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