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What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,502
United States Rank #10,014
Reach 0.0684%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.56 days
636.08 days >
Average installed length: 334.21 days


1.1.1 100.00%

Smart File Advisor 1.1.1

What is Smart File Advisor?  (from Filefacts.net)

Smart File Advisor will help you find appropriate programs to open your files using Filefacts.net web site database. If you are having problems to open some specific files in your system install Smart File Advisor and it will help you. Smart File Advisor will be able to identify the type of the file you want to open ev...  Read more


Smart File Advisor 1.1.1 is a program developed by Filefacts.net. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 sfa.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.52 MB (1,596,551 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 25% of users of Smart File Advisor come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.filefacts.net
Help link: www.filefacts.net/contact.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Smart File Advisor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Smart File Advisor\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Smart File Advisor 1.1.1

Program executable:sfa.exe
Name:Smart File Advisor
Signed by:Total Pc
Path:C:\Program Files\smart file advisor\sfa.exe
Additional files:
  • sfa_inst.exe - Smart File Advisor (Smart File Advisor Setup)
  • SmartFileAssistantInstall.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Slovak.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • sfa.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Smart File Advisor_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • sfa.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Smart File Advisor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Smart File Advisor\sfa.exe" /checkassoc.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • sfa.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Smart File Advisor\sfa.exe'.

How do I remove Smart File Advisor?

You can uninstall Smart File 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Smart File Advisor 1.1.1, 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 File Advisor.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.16%
Windows 10 15.64%
Windows XP 13.49%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.56%
Windows 7 Professional 11.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.95%
Windows 8.1 3.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.33%
  Germany 19.42%
  Iran 4.73%
  France 4.59%
  Italy 4.24%
  Netherlands 3.55%
  United Kingdom 3.41%
  Spain 2.37%
  Canada 2.30%
  Belgium 1.95%
  India 1.88%
  Australia 1.74%
  Austria 1.53%
  Brazil 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.76%
Dell 19.36%
Acer 18.69%
ASUS 9.88%
Medion 4.41%
Toshiba 4.14%
Lenovo 3.20%
Intel 3.20%
Samsung 3.20%
American Megatrends 2.40%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.42%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.74%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.05%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.71%


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