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Should I remove Smart Copy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,073
United States Rank #14,414
Reach 0.0060%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.03 days
59.89 days >
Average installed length: 31.47 days


1.2.17 100.00%

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Smart Copy is a program developed by IOI. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 programs's main executable is ButtonMonitor.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.31 MB of memory. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 851.16 KB (871,591 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 96% 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\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{17068829-10EE-4581-BDC8-C53C483694A3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 851.16 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Copy

Program executable:ButtonMonitor.exe
Name:ButtonMonitor Application
Path:C:\Program Files\IOI\ButtonMonitor.exe
Additional files:
  • ButtonMonitor.exe - ButtonMonitor Application (ButtonMonitor)
  • MetaDataExtractor.dll (by None) - MetaDataExtractor
  • saveFlash.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ButtonMonitor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6FCB98DC-9313-4DA5-80C6-DA3CAF590D3A}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ButtonMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ButtonMonitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\IOI\ButtonMonitor.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010850299%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00080589%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00027914%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Smart Copy?

Quickly and completely remove Smart Copy from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 74%
Win Vista 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 84.62%
Windows 7 12.82%
Windows 10 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 84.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.56%
Windows 10 Pro 1.71%
Windows 8 Pro 0.85%
Windows 7 Professional 0.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.50%
  Canada 2.50%
  Mexico 1.50%
  PR 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Gateway 96.55%
Acer 2.59%
American Megatrends 0.86%
Common models
Gateway GT5692 17.86%
Gateway GT5694 14.29%
Gateway GT5670 8.04%
Gateway GT5668E 5.36%
Gateway GT5676 5.36%
Gateway FX7026 5.36%


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