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Should I remove Smart Copy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,494
United States Rank #11,974
Reach 0.0080%


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Typically installed together

Smart Copy


Smart Copy is a software program developed by I/O Interconnect. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named buttonmonitor.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 592.37 KB (606,588 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 97% of users of Smart Copy come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ioint.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ioi\smart copy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\IOI\Smart Copy\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 592.37 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Copy

Program executable:buttonmonitor.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ioi\smart copy\buttonmonitor.exe
Additional files:
  • saveFlash.exe (by IOI) - saveFlash
  • IOIHIDLib.dll - IOIHIDLib
  • IOIUSBLib.dll - IOIUSBLib
  • MetaDataExtractor.dll (by None) - MetaDataExtractor
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ButtonMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Smart Copy' which loads as "C:\Program Files\IOI\Smart Copy\ButtonMonitor.exe" -A.

How do I remove Smart Copy?

You can uninstall Smart Copy 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 Copy, 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 Copy.

Win Vista (SP2) 78%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 80.25%
Windows 7 19.11%
Windows XP 0.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 80.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.05%
  Canada 1.48%
  Mexico 0.74%
  Japan 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Gateway 94.87%
Acer 3.85%
Intel 0.64%
Hewlett-Packard 0.64%
Common models
Gateway DX4200-09 62.67%
Gateway DX4720-03 10.67%
Gateway DX4710-05 7.33%
Gateway RS780 3.33%
Gateway DX4800-05e 2.00%
Gateway DX4710-09 2.00%


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