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Should I remove Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,040
United States Rank #3,578
Reach 0.1932%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.01 days
472.25 days >
Average installed length: 248.13 days


VersionDistribution 94.80% 3.68% 1.05%
6.12.25 0.47%

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Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem

What is Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem?

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


Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem is a program developed by Motorola. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is sm56hlpr.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.9 MB of memory. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 2.71 MB (2,836,543 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 39% of users of Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.motorola.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe sm56co85.dll,SM56UnInstaller
Estimated size: 2.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem

Program executable:sm56hlpr.exe
Name:SM56 Helper Win32 Utility
Application executable file
Path:C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
Application executable file for SM56 is a helper utility for Motorola based SM56 software modems.
Additional files:
  • sm56ara.dll - SM56 Helper Win32 Utility (Arabic resources library)
  • sm56brz.dll - Brazilian resources library
  • sm56chs.dll - Chinese resources library
  • sm56cht.dll
  • sm56cro.dll - Croatian resources library
  • sm56cze.dll - Czech resources library
  • sm56dan.dll - Danish resources library
  • sm56dnk.dll - Dutch resources library
  • sm56eng.dll - English resources library
  • sm56esp.dll - Spanish resources library
  • sm56fin.dll - Finnish resources library
  • sm56fra.dll - French resources library
  • sm56ger.dll - German resources library
  • sm56gre.dll - Greek resources library
  • sm56ita.dll - Italian resources library
  • sm56jpn.dll - Japanese resources library
  • sm56kor.dll - Korean resources library
  • sm56nor.dll - Norsk resources library
  • sm56pol.dll - Polish resources library
  • sm56rus.dll - Russian resources library
  • sm56swe.dll
  • sm56tur.dll - Turkish resources library
  • sm56.dll - SM56 Helper Utility (Common specific Vista functions for SM56 Helper)
  • sm56aec.dll - AEC library for SM56 Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • sm56hlpr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SMSERIAL' which loads as C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004362019%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026059%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00017561%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:40,781
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem?

You can uninstall Motorola SM56 Speakerphone 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 Speakerphone 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 Speakerphone Modem.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.44%
Windows Vista 39.43%
Windows 10 14.43%
Windows XP 1.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.06%
Windows 7 Professional 9.76%
Windows 10 Pro 5.09%
Windows 10 Home 2.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.83%
  Germany 12.35%
  Italy 7.03%
  Brazil 5.43%
  Canada 3.64%
  France 3.59%
  United Kingdom 3.16%
  Spain 2.65%
  Australia 1.95%
  Portugal 1.64%
  Austria 1.19%
  Czech Republic 1.10%
  Greece 0.99%
  Sweden 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 58.04%
Acer 12.29%
ASUS 7.49%
Medion 5.14%
Dell 4.08%
Gateway 3.79%
Sahara 2.54%
American Megatrends 1.49%
Lenovo 1.49%
Compaq 1.25%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 18.31%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 12.38%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 7.03%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 6.05%
ASUSTeK F5SL 2.44%
Acer Aspire T180 1.96%

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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