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Should I remove ActiveSMART?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,249
United States Rank #36,628
Reach 0.0044%


2.98 2.33%
2.97 18.60%
2.96 10.47%
2.95 1.16%
2.94 23.26%
2.93 11.63%
2.9 22.09%
2.8 3.49%
2.7 6.98%

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ActiveSMART is a software program developed by Ariolic Software. The most common release is 2.94, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named activesmart.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 4.8 MB (5,031,883 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 31% of users of ActiveSMART come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ariolic.com
Help link: www.ariolic.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ActiveSMART 2.7\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\ActiveSMART 2.7\UninsHs.exe" /u1=ActiveSMART_2_6
Estimated size: 4.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ActiveSMART

Program executable:activesmart.exe
ActiveSMART module
Path:C:\Program Files\activesmart 2.93\activesmart.exe
Additional files:
  • ViewDebugLog.exe - ViewDebugLog Module
  • ActiveSMART.dll - Active SMART (ActiveSMART Library)
  • ASmartCore.exe - ActiveSMART (ActiveSMART (R) - Hard drive monitoring and diagnostics)
  • ASmartService.exe - ActiveSMART Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ActiveSMART.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4FA0E2BA-6A5E-4A4F-B6F2-C241975AA1D6}' (runs on registration).
  • ASmartService.exe runs as a service named 'ActiveSMART Service' (ActiveSMART Service) "ActiveSMART Hard Drive Monitoring And Diagnostic Service".

How do I remove ActiveSMART?

You can uninstall ActiveSMART 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ActiveSMART, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ActiveSMART.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.79%
Windows 10 23.26%
Windows XP 10.47%
Windows Vista 3.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.40%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.81%
Windows 7 Professional 5.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.85%
  Iran 11.70%
  Germany 5.32%
  Brazil 4.26%
  Canada 4.26%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  France 3.19%
  Russia 3.19%
  UA 2.13%
  Belgium 2.13%
  Sweden 2.13%
  India 2.13%
  DZ 2.13%
  Greece 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.83%
Acer 20.83%
Hewlett-Packard 18.75%
ASUS 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Medion 4.17%
Intel 4.17%
Sony 4.17%
Toshiba 2.08%
Common models
MSI MS-7788 3.39%
ASUSTeK K52F 3.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite P845 1.69%
Samsung 870Z5E/880Z5E/680... 1.69%
MEDION MS-7857 1.69%
LENOVO 20150 1.69%


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