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Should I remove SmartAudio?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,950
United States Rank #11,913
Reach 0.0187%


1.3.7 6.78%
1.3.6 0.81%
1.3.5 0.81%
1.3.12 0.54%
1.1.6 0.81%

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What is SmartAudio?  (from Conexant Systems, Inc)

This package contains the Conexant High-Definition SmartAudio driver and a user interface for the Conexant High-Definition audio chip in the supported notebook models and operating systems.


SmartAudio is a program developed by Conexant Systems, Inc. The most used version is 1.3.7, with over 7% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is SmartAudio.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 6.15 MB (6,446,158 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows Vista . While about 56% of users of SmartAudio come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.conexant.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\conexant\smartaudio
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Conexant\SmartAudio\SETUP.EXE -U -ISmartAudio -SM=SMAUDIO.EXE,1801
Estimated size: 6.15 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by SmartAudio

Program executable:SmartAudio.exe
Name:Conexant SmartAudio
Path:C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SmartAudio\SmartAudio.exe
Additional files:
  • setup.exe - Conexant Universal Device Install/Uninstall x86 Application
  • setup64.exe - Conexant Universal Device Install/Uninstall x64 Application
  • SmartAudio.exe - Conexant SmartAudio (SmartAudio)
  • SmAudio.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • SmAudio.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SmAudio' and executes as C:\Program Files\Conexant\SmartAudio\SmAudio.exe -c.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SMAUDIO.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmAudio' which loads as C:\Program Files\Conexant\SmartAudio\SmAudio.exe -c.
  • SmartAudio.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartAudio' which loads as C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SmartAudio\SmartAudio.exe -c.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024697203%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00183502%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00063471%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove SmartAudio?

You can uninstall SmartAudio 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 SmartAudio, 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 SmartAudio.

Win Vista (SP2) 55%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 71.89%
Windows XP 13.24%
Windows 7 12.43%
Windows 10 2.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 67.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.70%
Windows Vista Business 2.49%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.36%
  United Kingdom 6.78%
  Germany 5.51%
  France 3.60%
  Canada 3.18%
  Italy 2.97%
  Sweden 2.12%
  Finland 1.48%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Australia 1.06%
  Belgium 0.85%
  Norway 0.85%
  Spain 0.85%
  DK 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 81.38%
Toshiba 6.91%
Sahara 4.80%
Lenovo 3.00%
Dell 1.80%
ASUS 0.90%
Acer 0.90%
Gateway 0.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 38.68%
HP Pavilion dv9500 Notebo... 21.20%
Hewlett-Packard MCP67 3.44%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.58%

About Conexant Systems, Inc

Conexant is a semiconductor manufacturer and as many of semiconductor companies develops solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications.
Publisher URL: www.conexant.com


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