What is SmWizard.exe?

The genuine SmWizard.exe file is a software component of SmartWizard Application by C-Media Electronics.
SmWizard.exe is a process that belongs to the SmartWizard Application, a program that is associated with sound cards manufactured by C-Media Electronics. C-Media Electronics Inc. is a Taiwanese company that manufactures computer hardware including audio processors, USB storage, and wireless audio devices. It was founded in 1991 and began by designing audio chips. Today it develops integrated electronic chips, software that supports its hardware audio interfaces, and music content delivery services.

SmWizard stands for SmartWizard MFC Application

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 SmWizard.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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SmWizard.exe file information

The process known as SmartWizard MFC Application belongs to software SmartWizard Application by C-Media Electronics (

Description: SmWizard.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SmWizard.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows (e.g. C:\WINDOWS\System\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,454,080 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,458,176 bytes. 
SmWizard.exe is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). SmWizard.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

a music card application not needed and not dangereous
it avoding the instalation of other softwares

Summary: Average user rating of SmWizard.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think SmWizard.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving SmWizard issues

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