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7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #6,463
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Average installed length: 312.50 days

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Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem

What is Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem?

This package contains the driver for the Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem in the supported notebook models and operating systems.


Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem is a software program developed by Motorola. 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 sm56unst.exe. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 1.24 MB (1,300,030 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 34% of users of Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.motorola.com
Installation folder: C:\windows\motorola\smserial
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe sm56co6a.dll,SM56UnInstaller
Estimated size: 1.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem

Program executable:sm56unst.exe
Name:Motorola SM56 Uninstall Application
Motorola SM56 Uninstall Utility

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • sm56unst.exe runs as a service named 'VAIO Care Performance Service' (SampleCollector) "Checks the systems performance for VAIO Care.".

How do I remove Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem?

You can uninstall Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem 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 Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem, 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 Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem.

Win XP 38%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 47.49%
Windows XP 40.88%
Windows 7 9.50%
Windows 10 2.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 41.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 40.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.28%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.96%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.48%
  Germany 10.09%
  Italy 5.75%
  Brazil 5.19%
  United Kingdom 4.25%
  France 3.92%
  Canada 2.78%
  Spain 2.59%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  Poland 2.08%
  Belgium 1.89%
  Hungary 1.75%
  Austria 1.13%
  Israel 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.23%
Sahara 17.95%
American Megatrends 11.75%
ASUS 4.71%
Dell 4.55%
Medion 3.56%
Gateway 3.23%
Compaq 2.65%
Lenovo 2.15%
Acer 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 20.38%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 9.17%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 6.14%
ASUSTeK X51RL 4.09%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 3.52%
Positivo Positivo Mobile 3.36%

About Motorola

Motorola is a telecommunications company divided into two companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions.
Publisher URL: www.motorola.com


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