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Should I remove SMSC Core Graphics Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,661
United States Rank #12,470
Reach 0.0253%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.41 days
159.49 days >
Average installed length: 83.80 days


VersionDistribution 0.61% 31.77% 9.78% 20.57% 2.24% 1.63% 7.74% 0.20% 1.02% 16.09% 2.65% 0.20% 1.02% 3.87% 0.61%

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SMSC Core Graphics Software

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What is SMSC Core Graphics Software?  (from SMSC)

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SMSC Core Graphics Software is a software program developed by SMSC. 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 shell32_1.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 18.57 MB (19,476,627 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 45% of users of SMSC Core Graphics Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smsc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SGFX\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /x {10B18484-52BF-4CEC-B214-5D23AF7756B0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SMSC Core Graphics Software

Program executable:shell32_1.exe
Additional files:
  • sgfxagt.exe - SMSC Graphics Adapter Software (SMSC Graphics Adapter Agent)
  • sgfxam64.dll - SMSC Graphics Adapter AutoMap Plugin
  • sgfxmgr.exe - SMSC Graphics Adapter Service
  • SgfxSetup.exe - SMSC Core Graphics Software (This installer database contains the logic and data required to install SMSC Core Graphics Software.)
  • ViewSpanConfigLib.dll - ViewSpan (ViewSpan Configuration Library)
  • SgfxConfig.exe - ViewSpan System Tray Application (ViewSpan System Tray application)
  • UninstallGraphics.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • sgfxmgr.exe runs as a service named 'SGFX Manager' (SGFXMgr) "Manages SMSC Graphics Devices".
  • UninstallGraphics.exe runs as a service named 'Hi-Rez Studios Authenticate and Update Service' (HiPatchService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SgfxConfig.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SgfxConfig' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SGFX\sgfxconfig.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.95 MB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00000625%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove SMSC Core Graphics Software?

Quickly and completely remove SMSC Core Graphics Software from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SMSC Core Graphics Software 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SMSC Core Graphics Software, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 SMSC Core Graphics Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.38%
Windows 10 33.20%
Windows XP 0.81%
Windows Vista 0.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 24.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.60%
Windows 8 Pro 6.76%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.12%
Windows 8.1 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.58%
  United Kingdom 4.69%
  Germany 3.79%
  Italy 3.61%
  Netherlands 3.07%
  France 2.89%
  Australia 2.17%
  Sweden 2.17%
  India 1.81%
  Saudi Arabia 1.81%
  Canada 1.62%
  South Africa 1.26%
  Mexico 1.08%
  Israel 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 72.57%
Dell 10.47%
Acer 5.49%
ASUS 3.49%
Samsung 2.00%
Lenovo 1.75%
Toshiba 1.25%
Sony 0.50%
Intel 0.50%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 10.68%
HP ProBook 4540s 7.77%
HP ProBook 4530s 7.44%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.56%
HP EliteBook 8460p 3.24%
HP EliteBook 8560p 2.91%


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