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10% remove it90% keep it
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2.51 28.57%
2.42 57.14%
2.6 14.29%

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Active SMART

What is Active SMART?  (from Ariolic Software)

ActiveSMART is a well known failure prediction software for hard drives and disk space audit tool. It uses S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) to monitor the health status of Hard Disk Drives, monitors the drives temperature, free space, bad blocks, read and write errors, prevents data loss ...  Read more


Active SMART is a software program developed by Ariolic Software. The most common release is 2.42, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 12 files and is usually about 5.72 MB (5,995,482 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 69% of users of Active SMART come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ariolic.com/activesmart/index.html
Help link: www.ariolic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\active smart
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Active SMART\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Active SMART

  • ActiveSMART.dll - Active SMART (Active SMART Agent)
  • ActiveSMART.exe
  • ASmartCore.exe - Active SMART Core Routines
  • ASmartService.exe - ActiveSMART (ActiveSMART Service)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • messages.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ASmartService.exe runs as a service named 'ActiveSMART Service' (ActiveSMART Service) "ActiveSMART - Collects failure prediction information from hard drives.".

How do I remove Active SMART?

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

Win XP 71%
Win 7 (SP1) 14%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 85.71%
Windows 7 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 85.71%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.23%
  Belgium 7.69%
  France 7.69%
  Greece 7.69%
  Italy 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 75.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Common models
Gateway T3302 25.00%
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 25.00%
Dell Computer XPS-Z ... 25.00%
Dell Vostro 400 25.00%


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