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Smart Guardian

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Smart Guardian is a software program developed by ITE. 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 ITESMART.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1.63 MB (1,707,722 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 49% of users of Smart Guardian come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ITE\Smart Guardian
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{417E7710-C77B-4CB9-839A-D586A12C64E2}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.63 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Guardian

Program executable:ITESMART.EXE
Name:ITE Smart Guardian
Path:C:\Program Files\ITE\Smart Guardian\ITESMART.EXE
Additional files:
  • ITESMART.EXE (by ITE Tech) - ITE Smart Guardian
  • msvbvm60.dll (by Microsoft) - Visual Basic (Visual Basic Virtual Machine)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ITESMART.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartGuardian' which loads as C:\Program Files\ITE\Smart Guardian\ITESMART.exe.

How do I remove Smart Guardian?

Quickly and completely remove Smart Guardian 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 Guardian 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 Guardian, 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 Guardian.

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 XP 47.22%
Windows 7 36.11%
Windows 10 11.11%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 47.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%
Windows 10 Home 5.56%
Windows 10 Pro 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.02%
  Germany 7.84%
  United Kingdom 7.84%
  RS 7.84%
  France 3.92%
  Croatia 3.92%
  Poland 3.92%
  Chile 1.96%
  Honduras 1.96%
  Indonesia 1.96%
  Italy 1.96%
  Malaysia 1.96%
  Portugal 1.96%
  Singapore 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 56.52%
Acer 21.74%
Dell 8.70%
Lenovo 4.35%
Hewlett-Packard 4.35%
Common models
Unknow Unknow 23.81%
BIOSTAR Group P4M89-M7B 9.52%
BIOSTAR Group NF61S-M2A 9.52%
BIOSTAR Group G31D-M7 4.76%


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