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Should I remove SMSC Core Graphics Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,606
United States Rank #12,234
Reach 0.0288%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.42 days
71.32 days >
Average installed length: 37.47 days


VersionDistribution 0.74% 29.21% 8.66% 21.53% 2.23% 1.73% 8.66% 0.25% 0.99% 16.83% 2.97% 0.25% 0.99% 4.21% 0.74%

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SMSC Core Graphics Software

What is SMSC Core Graphics Software?  (from SMSC)

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SMSC Core Graphics Software is a software program developed by SMSC. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 18.57 MB (19,476,627 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 41% of users of SMSC Core Graphics Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smsc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SGFX\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /x {10B18484-52BF-4CEC-B214-5D23AF7756B0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SMSC Core Graphics Software

  • sgfxagt.exe - SMSC Graphics Adapter Software (SMSC Graphics Adapter Agent)
  • sgfxam64.dll - SMSC Graphics Adapter AutoMap Plugin
  • sgfxmgr.exe - SMSC Graphics Adapter Service
  • SgfxSetup.exe - SMSC Core Graphics Software (This installer database contains the logic and data required to install SMSC Core Graphics Software.)
  • ViewSpanConfigLib.dll - ViewSpan (ViewSpan Configuration Library)
  • SgfxConfig.exe - ViewSpan System Tray Application (ViewSpan System Tray application)
  • UninstallGraphics.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • sgfxmgr.exe runs as a service named 'SGFX Manager' (SGFXMgr) "Manages SMSC Graphics Devices".
  • UninstallGraphics.exe runs as a service named 'Hi-Rez Studios Authenticate and Update Service' (HiPatchService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SgfxConfig.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SgfxConfig' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SGFX\sgfxconfig.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.95 MB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00000625%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove SMSC Core Graphics Software?

Quickly and completely remove SMSC Core Graphics Software from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SMSC Core Graphics Software from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SMSC Core Graphics Software, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SMSC Core Graphics Software.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.85%
Windows 8 32.43%
Windows XP 1.23%
Windows Vista 0.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.87%
Windows 8 Pro 7.69%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.46%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.35%
  United Kingdom 4.94%
  Germany 3.37%
  Italy 3.15%
  France 2.92%
  Netherlands 2.92%
  Sweden 2.47%
  Australia 2.25%
  Saudi Arabia 2.25%
  India 2.25%
  Canada 2.02%
  South Africa 1.35%
  Mexico 1.12%
  Brazil 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 69.44%
Dell 10.98%
Acer 5.64%
ASUS 3.26%
Samsung 2.67%
Lenovo 2.08%
Toshiba 1.48%
Sony 1.19%
Intel 0.59%
Apple 0.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.47%
HP ProBook 4530s 8.71%
HP ProBook 4540s 8.33%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.17%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.65%
HP EliteBook 8560p 2.65%


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