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Should I remove Smart Hide IP?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0013%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.05 days
325.99 days >
Average installed length: 171.28 days


VersionDistribution 15.38% 7.69% 3.85% 3.85% 3.85% 3.85% 15.38% 3.85% 15.38% 3.85% 3.85% 3.85% 7.69% 7.69%

Smart Hide IP

What is Smart Hide IP?

During setup the installer bundles a number of potentially unwanted programs including the Ask.com Toolbar which will modify the user's web browser home and search settings.

About  (from the publisher)

Can Someone Find me with my IP Address? Yes! In most cases all that can be easily determined is who your ISP is and possibly the state and city you reside in. Cybercriminals can use it to track back to your computer's specific IP address, which means they can secretly read your emails and IM conversations, watch your s...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named smarthideip.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 4.72 MB (4,951,160 bytes).
  • Starts automatically
Smart Hide IP has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: client.smart-hide-ip.com/client/?PID=SMHI&&ACTION=?uninstall
Help link: client.smart-hide-ip.com/client/?PID=SMHI&&ACTION=?uninstallhelp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SmartHideIP
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SmartHideIP\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 4.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Smart Hide IP

Program executable:smarthideip.exe
Name:Smart Hide IP
Path:C:\Program Files\smarthideip\smarthideip.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • SmartHideIP.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Smart Hide IP' and executes as C:\Program Files\SmartHideIP\SmartHideIP.exe.

How do I remove Smart Hide IP?

You can uninstall Smart Hide IP 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 Hide IP, 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 Hide IP.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 10 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.69%
Windows 10 23.08%
Windows XP 19.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.23%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.54%
Windows 8 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.93%
  Spain 7.41%
  Iran 7.41%
  Indonesia 7.41%
  Australia 7.41%
  Germany 3.70%
  Poland 3.70%
  Brazil 3.70%
  Egypt 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  Hong Kong 3.70%
  Italy 3.70%
  United Arab Emirates 3.70%
  IQ 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.78%
Acer 21.74%
ASUS 8.70%
Samsung 4.35%
Medion 4.35%
American Megatrends 4.35%
Dell 4.35%
Sony 4.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.70%
Samsung NC208/NC108 4.35%
HP ENVY TS m6 Sleekbook 4.35%
HP Compaq nc6400 (RB516UT... 4.35%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.35%
Advent DT2410 4.35%


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