What is snmvtsvc.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 snmvtsvc.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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Snmvtsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with snmvtsvc
Snmvtsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SMServer or SoundMovieServer belongs to software SMServer or AllMusicConverter or SoundTaxi or TuneRaft by SMServer ( or SoundMovieServer.

Description: Snmvtsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The snmvtsvc.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 245,760 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 184,320 bytes, 249,856 bytes, 237,568 bytes or 200,704 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. Snmvtsvc.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no detailed description of this service. Snmvtsvc.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of AllMusicConverter or TuneRaft (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If snmvtsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 244,736 bytes. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Snmvtsvc.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as snmvtsvc.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the snmvtsvc.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 snmvtsvc issues

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