What is srmclean.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 srmclean.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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Srmclean.exe file information

The process known as srmclean.exe belongs to software RC by unknown.

Description: Srmclean.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Srmclean.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—generally C:\Cpqs\Scom\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 110,592 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with srmclean.exe, you may want to do the following:
  • contact Customer Service
  • verify that you have installed the latest version
  • uninstall SoundMax SoftPaq for Compaq/ADI SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

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

  Patti Mahoney  
srmclean.exe is installed alongside SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio, and gives access to additional audio related features for this product. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
  Johnson Nigeria  
Srmclean helps in the installation and execution of the SoundMax SoftPaq for Compaq/ADI SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio. According to Compaq - "If you disable the entry from loading into startup, then you will not be able to use the features of the sound card"
used along soundmax for additional features, not essential, but should leave alone

Summary: Average user rating of srmclean.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think srmclean.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving srmclean issues

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