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Should I remove SmartByte?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,180
United States Rank #18,101
Reach 0.0045%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 71.67 days
468.74 days >
Average installed length: 246.29 days


1.1.511 94.25%
1.0.438 5.75%


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SmartByte is a program developed by Rivet Networks. The most used version is 1.1.511, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 62 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. While about 89% of users of SmartByte come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Rivet Networks\SmartByte\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C5C94041-0EE5-44CE-A664-3F702A171F66}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by SmartByte

  • KillerNetworkServicePS.dll - Killer Network Service PS
  • SmartByteNetworkService.exe - SmartByte Network Service
  • RNService.dll - Killer Control Center (Killer Control Center Service)
  • RNUserControls.dll - Killer Control Center User Controls
  • RNUtils.dll - Killer Control Center Utils
  • RNUX.dll - Killer Control Center User Interface
  • speedtest.exe - Speedtest utility
  • SmartByte.exe - SmartByte
  • DevExpress.RichEdit.v15.2.Core.dll (by Developer Express) - XtraRichEdit(tm) SUITE SOFTWARE COMPONENT PRODUCT (DevExpress.RichEdit.Core)
  • DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.v15.2.dll (by Developer Express) - DevExpress.XtraRichEdit
  • DevExpress.XtraCharts.v15.2.dll - XtraCharts(tm) SUITE SOFTWARE COMPONENT PRODUCT (DevExpress.XtraCharts)
  • DevExpress.XtraCharts.v15.2.UI.dll - DevExpress.XtraCharts.UI
  • DevExpress.XtraCharts.v15.2.Wizard.dll - DevExpress.XtraCharts.Wizard
  • DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.v15.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v15.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraBars.Design (DevExpress.XtraBars)
  • DevExpress.XtraGauges.v15.2.Core.dll - DevExpress.XtraGauges.Core
  • DevExpress.Sparkline.v15.2.Core.dll - DevExpress.Sparkline.Core
  • Common.Logging.Core.dll (by http://netcommon.sourceforge.net/) - Common Logging Framework
  • Common.Logging.dll (by http://netcommon.sourceforge.net/)
  • DevExpress.Printing.v15.2.Core.dll - DevExpress.Printing.Core
  • DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v15.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraPrinting
  • DevExpress.XtraTreeList.v15.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraTreeList
  • DevExpress.Charts.v15.2.Core.dll - DevExpress.Charts.Core
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v15.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraEditors
  • DevExpress.BonusSkins.v15.2.dll - DevExpress.BonusSkins
  • DevExpress.XtraLayout.v15.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraLayout
  • DevExpress.XtraNavBar.v15.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraNavBar
  • DevExpress.Utils.v15.2.UI.dll - DevExpress.Utils.UI
  • DevExpress.XtraGauges.v15.2.Win.dll - DevExpress WinForms (DevExpress.XtraGauges.Win)
  • DevExpress.XtraGrid.v15.2.dll - DevExpress.XtraGrid
  • DevExpress.Utils.v15.2.dll - DevExpress.Utils
  • DevExpress.Data.v15.2.dll - DevExpress.Data
  • RNDBWM.exe - Rivet Networks Dynamic Bandwidth Manager
  • KillerNetworkServiceLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SmartByteNetworkService.exe runs as a service named 'SmartByte Network Service' (SmartByte Network Service).

How do I remove SmartByte?

Quickly and completely remove SmartByte from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SmartByte 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 SmartByte, 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 SmartByte.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.73%
  United Kingdom 3.52%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  United Arab Emirates 0.70%
  Australia 0.70%
  Germany 0.70%
  Spain 0.70%
  France 0.70%
  Italy 0.70%
  KE 0.70%
  Singapore 0.70%


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