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8% remove it92% keep it
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VersionDistribution 96.08%
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SMART Ideas 5


SMART Ideas 5 is a program developed by SMART Technologies ULC. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Ideas.exe. The software installer includes 64 files and is usually about 38.09 MB (39,936,000 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 52% of users of SMART Ideas 5 come from Canada, it is also popular in the United States and New Zealand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smarttech.com
Help link: www.smarttech.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\smart ideas 5\lib\zi\america
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1C8CE195-F105-44B4-9F59-4AA1ECF403E4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 38.09 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SMART Ideas 5

Program executable:Ideas.exe
Name:SMART Ideas Application
SMART Ideas MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\SMART Ideas 5\bin\Ideas.exe
Additional files:
  • ccalligj.dll
  • getjpegfile.dll
  • mapisvc.dll
  • agent.dll
  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 U13 (Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition binary)
  • callig.dll (by ParaGraph) - CalliGrapher (ParaGraph CalliGrapher main application module.)
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • dcpr.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • fontmanager.dll
  • hpi.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • ideas.exe - SMART Ideas Application (SMART Ideas MFC Application)
  • instrument.dll
  • ioser12.dll
  • j2pkcs11.dll - Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0
  • jaas_nt.dll
  • java.dll
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • jawt.dll
  • jdbcodbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jsound.dll
  • jsoundds.dll
  • management.dll
  • nativeutils.dll - NativeUtils Dynamic Link Library (NativeUtils DLL)
  • net.dll
  • nio.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ideas.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SMART Ideas 5\bin\Ideas.exC:*:enableC:Smart Ideas'.

How do I remove SMART Ideas 5?

You can uninstall SMART Ideas 5 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 SMART Ideas 5, 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 SMART Ideas 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows 10 27.45%
Windows XP 7.84%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 7 Professional 18.37%
Windows 8.1 12.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.38% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 52.38%
  United States 31.75%
  New Zealand 3.17%
  Italy 3.17%
  Taiwan 1.59%
  Switzerland 1.59%
  India 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  Germany 1.59%
  United Kingdom 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.39%
Dell 21.95%
Lenovo 21.95%
Acer 9.76%
Toshiba 9.76%
Sony 7.32%
ASUS 2.44%
Compaq 2.44%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 545 4.44%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.44%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 4.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L50... 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite L850D 2.22%

About (from SMART Technologies ULC)

SMART is defined by innovation and our desire to improve the way the world works and learns.
Publisher URL: www.smarttech.com


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