82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove Smart Advisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
42% remove it58% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,673
United States Rank #9,099
Reach 0.0174%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.28 days
244.37 days >
Average installed length: 128.40 days


2.0.675.700 1.23%
2.0.607.700 57.79%
2.0.607.7 20.08%
2.0.603.7 1.64%
2.0.569.7 19.26%

Typically installed together

Smart Advisor

What is Smart Advisor?

Smart Advisor from Digital Delivery Networks, Inc. is installed with various OEM notebooks and is a help center utility.

About  (from DDNi)

The Smart Advisor Help Center is your customer service resource for Smart Advisor software applications powered by DDNI technology. Within these pages you can download help and support-related documents, view answers to commonly asked questions, and submit help and returns requests.


Smart Advisor is a software program developed by DDNi. The most common release is 2.0.607.700, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The primary executable is named DDNiStartup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 8.57 MB (8,983,491 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows XP. While about 89% of users of Smart Advisor come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ddni.com/SAsupport
Help link: www.ddni.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DDNi\Smart Advisor
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{D131BE06-7EC5-415C-B672-6260DB5D9B06}\Smart Advisor Setup 2.0.607.7.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 8.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Advisor

Program executable:DDNiStartup.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\DDNi\Smart Advisor\DDNiStartup.exe
Additional files:
  • Oasis2Service_Setup.exe - Oasis2Service (Oasis2Service Installation)
  • OasisCloudClient.dll - OasisCloudClient
  • OasisCloudModel.dll - OasisCloudModel
  • CenterStage.exe (by Digital Delivery Networks) - Smart Advisor
  • SamsungSplash.dll (by Digital Delivery Networks) - SamsungSplash
  • DDNiStartup.exe - DDNiStartup
  • PowerShell.dll - PowerShell
  • TWS.dll - TWS
  • AspX2.dll - AspX2
  • CryptoDll.dll
  • DDNiAddIns.dll - Add-Ins
  • DDNiUtility.dll - DDNi Utilities
  • Resources.dll - Resources
  • SetupUtility.dll - DDNi Setup Utilities

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • CenterStage.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Samsung Desktop Smart Advisor (Goosey).
  • DDNiStartup.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DDNi Startup (Smart Advisor).

How do I remove Smart Advisor?

Quickly and completely remove Smart Advisor from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Smart Advisor 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 Smart Advisor, 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 Smart Advisor.

Win 8 100%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 42%
Keep it 58%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 99.59%
Windows XP 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 75.00%
Windows 8 9.02%
Windows 10 Home 5.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.69%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.69%
Windows 8 Pro 1.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.17%
  Canada 1.42%
  Australia 0.85%
  HT 0.57%
  Netherlands 0.57%
  United Arab Emirates 0.57%
  Kuwait 0.57%
  Portugal 0.57%
  Philippines 0.57%
  India 0.57%
  IQ 0.28%
  New Zealand 0.28%
  Israel 0.28%
  Sri Lanka 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 97.82%
Intel 1.75%
Gateway 0.44%
Common models
Samsung 940X3G/930X3G 15.57%
Samsung 3570R/370R/470R/4... 7.79%
Samsung 940X3G 6.56%
Samsung 270E5J 5.33%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 4.92%
Samsung 355V4C/356V4C/344... 4.92%

comments2 comments

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Kris Lover a year ago
Totally agree. I never meant to install it. Uninstalled.
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Jonathan Harfordover a year ago
This suddenly appeared on my Samsung ATIV 700T after an update, and it appears to be the worst kind of crapware: A Bing search bar with buttons to take you to websites where you can buy (more) Samsung products. Its clunky UI even looks like software from the early 2000s. Almost forgot -- it includes a link for downloading RealPlayer. RealPlayer! UNINSTALLING.