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VersionDistribution 33.33% 66.67%

Smart Watchdog


Smart Watchdog is a program developed by Compal Electronics. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 7.9 MB (8,284,611 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 63% of users of Smart Watchdog come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and DK.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Compal Electronics, INC\Smart Watchdog\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\1050\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{7243A264-7401-445E-99E6-2CC334960047}
Estimated size: 7.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Watchdog

  • HighGUId.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Open Source Computer Vision Library. (Small GUI & Video library for OpenCV samples)
  • cvauxd.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Open Source Computer Vision Library (The exterimental functionality of OpenCV)
  • CVd.dll - The core functionality of OpenCV
  • facedetect.dll - facedetect Dynamic Link Library (facedetect DLL)
  • SWDsvc.exe - Smart Watchdog Service
  • SmartWD.exe - SmartWD Application (SmartWD MFC Application)
  • MSVCP60D.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library)
  • MSVCRTD.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SWDsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Smart Watchdog Service' (Smart Watchdog).

How do I remove Smart Watchdog?

Quickly and completely remove Smart Watchdog 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 Watchdog 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 Watchdog, 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 Watchdog.

Win Vista (SP2) 67%
Win XP 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows Vista Business 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Brazil 12.50%
  DK 12.50%
  Canada 12.50%


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