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25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,443
United States Rank #5,348
Reach 0.0694%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.58 days
135.07 days >
Average installed length: 70.97 days


VersionDistribution 0.15% 0.29% 1.10% 0.07% 0.58% 0.66% 0.15% 3.14% 0.44% 0.73% 0.22% 0.51% 0.22% 1.46% 0.22% 0.22% 4.53% 24.56% 0.07% 0.07% 0.22% 0.15% 0.15% 0.22% 0.15% 7.75% 0.51% 0.15% 0.07% 0.07% 6.87% 0.07% 0.07% 0.37% 0.22% 0.07% 1.32% 0.37% 0.22% 33.04% 0.15% 0.07% 0.58% 0.58% 0.07% 0.73% 0.07% 0.58% 0.51% 0.22% 0.51%
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Conexant SmartAudio

What is Conexant SmartAudio?

This is the software driver package for the installed Conexant SmartAudio device. The driver package is required in order for the Conexant Audio device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device.

About  (from Conexant Systems, Inc)

This package contains the Conexant High-Definition SmartAudio driver and a user interface for the Conexant High-Definition audio chip in the supported notebook models and operating systems.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named SmartAudio.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 50.3 MB (52,745,153 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.conexant.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Conexant\SAII
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Conexant\SAII\SETUP64.EXE -U -ISAII -SM=SmartAudio.EXE,1801
Estimated size: 50.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Conexant SmartAudio

Program executable:SmartAudio.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Conexant\SAII\SmartAudio.exe
Additional files:
  • setup.exe - Conexant Universal Device Install/Uninstall x86 Application
  • setup64.exe - Conexant Universal Device Install/Uninstall x64 Application
  • SAIICpl.exe - SmartAudio Control Panel application
  • SACmd32.exe - SAII Command Line Application
  • SACmd64.exe
  • CXHDMI.dll - HDMI Audio Switch Library (Conexant HDMI Audio Switch Dynamic Link Library)
  • SACpl.exe - SmartAudio CPL (32bit)
  • CxHDAudioAPI.dll - Conexant HDAudioAPI
  • CxUtilSvc.exe - Utility Service
  • COneKeyAPI.dll - COneKeyAPI
  • COneKeyAPI64.dll
  • SmartAudio.exe - SmartAudio
  • CMaxxAPI.dll - CMaxxAPI
  • CMaxxAPI64.dll
  • Interop.CxHDAudioAPILib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'CxHDAudioAPILib'.
  • SmartAudio.Net40.dll - SmartAudio.Net40

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SACpl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SA3.
  • SAIICpl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Express DownloaderUpdate.
  • CxUtilSvc.exe runs as a service named 'CxUtilSvc' (CxUtilSvc) "Conexant utility service for audio applications".
Startup File (User Run)
  • SAIICpl.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SmartAudio' and executes as C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe /c.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SACpl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartAudio' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SACpl.exe" /t.
  • SAIICpl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartAudio' which loads as C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe /t.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:90.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002821916%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00022910%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005309%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,284,292
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:177 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.11 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Conexant SmartAudio?

You can uninstall Conexant SmartAudio 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 Conexant SmartAudio, 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 Conexant SmartAudio.

Win 10 63%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.72%
Windows 7 36.26%
Windows XP 1.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 29.48%
Windows 10 Home 28.31%
Windows 8.1 11.34%
Windows 10 Pro 8.12%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 6.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.30%
  Italy 7.46%
  United Kingdom 5.55%
  Germany 2.95%
  France 2.54%
  Brazil 2.25%
  Canada 2.02%
  India 1.62%
  Mexico 1.16%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Spain 1.04%
  Poland 1.04%
  Netherlands 1.04%
  Norway 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.54%
Dell 37.02%
ASUS 6.91%
Toshiba 2.69%
Acer 2.23%
Hewlett-Packard 0.61%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 3010 35.92%
LENOVO 20240 12.46%
LENOVO 20255 3.96%
LENOVO 20236 2.99%
LENOVO 80E3 2.91%
LENOVO 20351 2.67%

About Conexant Systems, Inc

Conexant is a semiconductor manufacturer and as many of semiconductor companies develops solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications.
Publisher URL: www.conexant.com


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