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Should I remove windows smart key?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
65% remove it35% keep it
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windows smart key


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is smartwinkey.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.83 MB (1,919,696 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of windows smart key come from the United States, it is also popular in Korea.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in windows smart key.
smartwinkey.exe (7dea6a003df2fdd0b9a511d4f381ffe6) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2013.11.15 PUP/Win32.Helper
Avira AntiVir TR/Dldr.Adload.bxam
avast! 2014.9-141120 Win32:Adware-AVB [Adw]
AVG 2015.0.3284 Win32/DH
Baidu-International AdWare.Win32.Kraddare.aQ
Bitdefender Trojan.Generic.8478685
Bkav FE W32.Clod719.Trojan
Comodo Security 17273 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.8478685
ESET-NOD32 8.9050 a variant of Win32/Adware.Kraddare.FY
Fortinet FortiGate 11/20/2014 Riskware/Kraddare
F-Secure 11.2014-20-11_5 Trojan.Generic.8478685
G Data 14.11.22 Trojan.Generic.8478685
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan.2.0.127 Trojan-Spy
K7 AntiVirus 13.173.10203 Riskware
K7GW 13.173.10203 Riskware ( 0040f01a1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Malware.Generic.b.(kcloud)
McAfee 5600.6940 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cx
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6940 RDN/Generic PUP.x!cx
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.Generic.8478685
nProtect Adware/W32.KrAdword.846696
Sophos 4.94 Generic PUA HJ
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
VIPRE Antivirus 23380 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 24 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: windows smart key
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\smartwinkey
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\smartwinkey\uninstall_smartwinkey.exe delete
Estimated size: 1.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by windows smart key

Program executable:smartwinkey.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\smartwinkey\smartwinkey.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall_smartwinkey.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • smartwinkey.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named windows smart key.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • smartwinkey.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'smartwinkey.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\smartwinkey\smartwinkey.exe.

How do I remove windows smart key?

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Or, you can uninstall windows smart key 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 windows smart key, 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 windows smart key.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 65%
Keep it 35%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Korea 37.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 50.00%
ASUS 50.00%


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