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Smart Guardian


Smart Guardian is a software program developed by ITE. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named ITESMART.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1.63 MB (1,707,722 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 59% of users of Smart Guardian come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Croatia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ITE\Smart Guardian
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{417E7710-C77B-4CB9-839A-D586A12C64E2}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.63 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Guardian

Program executable:ITESMART.EXE
Name:ITE Smart Guardian
Path:C:\Program Files\ITE\Smart Guardian\ITESMART.EXE
Additional files:
  • ITESMART.EXE (by ITE Tech) - ITE Smart Guardian
  • msvbvm60.dll (by Microsoft) - Visual Basic (Visual Basic Virtual Machine)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ITESMART.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartGuardian' which loads as C:\Program Files\ITE\Smart Guardian\ITESMART.exe.

How do I remove Smart Guardian?

Quickly and completely remove Smart Guardian from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Smart Guardian 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 Smart Guardian, 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 Smart Guardian.

Win XP 63%
Win 7 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 62.50%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows Vista 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 62.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows Vista Business 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.97%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Croatia 5.13%
  Poland 5.13%
  Chile 2.56%
  Germany 2.56%
  France 2.56%
  Honduras 2.56%
  Indonesia 2.56%
  Malaysia 2.56%
  RS 2.56%
  Singapore 2.56%
  TN 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 57.14%
Dell 14.29%
Lenovo 7.14%
Acer 7.14%
Hewlett-Packard 7.14%
Common models
BIOSTAR Group P4M89-M7B 14.29%
Unknow Unknow 14.29%
BIOSTAR Group NF61S-M2A 7.14%


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