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Should I remove PC Inspector smart recovery?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,936
United States Rank #10,461
Reach 0.0786%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.10 days
268.33 days >
Average installed length: 140.99 days


4.50 98.84%
4.45 0.06%
4.43 0.19%
4.42 0.32%
4.41 0.06%
4.3 0.26%
4.1 0.19%
4.0 0.06%

PC Inspector smart recovery

What is PC Inspector smart recovery?  (from Convar)

PC Inspector Smart Recovery is a data-recovery program for Flash Card, Smart Media, Sony Memory Stick, IBM Micro Drive, Multimedia Card, and Secure Digital Card. The software will bring back deleted pictures from any digital camera media. PC INSPECTORâ„¢ smart recovery is the new data recovery program from CONVAR for Fla...  Read more


PC Inspector smart recovery is a software program developed by Convar. The most common release is 4.50, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 SMR.exe. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 1.18 MB (1,241,750 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 37% of users of PC Inspector smart recovery come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Convar\SmartRecovery
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\0701\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C9
Estimated size: 1.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Inspector smart recovery

Program executable:SMR.exe
Name:Smart Recovery
Path:C:\Program Files\Convar\SmartRecovery\SMR.exe
  • SMR.exe - Smart Recovery

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SMR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{448F5F4C-B56C-4E05-A41C-C4D67DC4E4ED}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove PC Inspector smart recovery?

You can uninstall PC Inspector smart recovery 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 PC Inspector smart recovery, 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 PC Inspector smart recovery.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.45%
Windows XP 24.24%
Windows 10 14.51%
Windows Vista 7.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.18%
Windows 7 Professional 11.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.65%
Windows 10 Home 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.64% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 36.64%
  United States 20.39%
  France 4.81%
  Italy 4.08%
  Austria 2.37%
  United Kingdom 2.31%
  Netherlands 2.19%
  Spain 2.07%
  MA 1.95%
  Belgium 1.64%
  Brazil 1.46%
  Canada 1.46%
  Finland 1.22%
  Australia 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 18.67%
Acer 17.31%
Hewlett-Packard 16.19%
ASUS 8.53%
Medion 7.29%
Intel 6.30%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Sahara 3.21%
Lenovo 2.47%
Toshiba 2.22%
Samsung 2.10%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7501 2.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.61%
MEDIONPC MS-7204 2.61%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.61%
MEDIONPC MS-7713 2.28%


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