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Should I remove SmartByte Drivers and Services?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,314
United States Rank #4,671
Reach 0.0402%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.51 days
44.62 days >
Average installed length: 23.44 days


2.5.730 2.52%
2.5.719 2.27%
2.5.713 2.65%
2.0.643 2.27%
2.0.637 0.38%
2.0.613 0.76%
1.2.600 34.93%
1.2.586 0.50%
1.2.558 3.28%
1.2.557 6.43%
1.1.511 16.14%
1.1.502 18.28%
1.1.466 9.58%

SmartByte Drivers and Services


SmartByte Drivers and Services is a software program developed by Rivet Networks. The most common release is 1.2.600, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 55 files and is usually about 20.51 MB (21,509,239 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 90% of users of SmartByte Drivers and Services come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Rivet Networks\SmartByte\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5EEAAB90-D722-48E9-ABF4-877B82A085CA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SmartByte Drivers and Services

  • KillerNetworkServicePS.dll - Killer Network Service PS
  • SmartByteNetworkService.exe - SmartByte Network Service
  • RNService.dll - Killer Control Center (Killer Control Center Service)
  • RNUtils.dll - Killer Control Center Utils
  • speedtest.exe - Speedtest utility
  • Quartz.dll (by http://www.quartz-scheduler.net/) - Quarz.NET 2.3.3 for .NET 4.0
  • Common.Logging.Core.dll (by http://netcommon.sourceforge.net/) - Common Logging Framework
  • Common.Logging.dll (by http://netcommon.sourceforge.net/)
  • Dell.Pla.Azure.MessageClient.dll (by DELL) - Platimum Telemtry Client (Dell.Pla.Azure.MessageClient)
  • Dell.Pla.Azure.MessageClient.Marshal.dll (by DELL) - Dell.Pla.Azure.MessageClient.Marshal
  • Dell.Pla.Common.dll - Dell.Pla.Common
  • RNDBWMService.exe (by CloudBees) - Windows Service Wrapper
  • SmartByteTelemetry.exe - SmartByteTelemetry
  • RNDBWM.exe - SmartByte (Rivet Networks Dynamic Bandwidth Manager)
  • KillerNetworkServiceLib.dll
  • SpeedTestDLL.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SmartByteTelemetry.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SmartByte Telemetry.
2 Services
  • SmartByteNetworkService.exe runs as a service named 'SmartByte Network Service' (SmartByte Network Service x64).
  • RNDBWMService.exe runs as a service named 'Rivet Dynamic Bandwidth Management' (RNDBWM) "This service dynamically manages bandwidth settings based on detection of internet traffic congestion.".

How do I remove SmartByte Drivers and Services?

You can uninstall SmartByte Drivers and Services 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 SmartByte Drivers and Services, 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 SmartByte Drivers and Services.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.95%
  United Kingdom 4.87%
  Italy 0.76%
  Netherlands 0.61%
  Singapore 0.61%
  Spain 0.53%
  Brazil 0.38%
  France 0.38%
  Australia 0.30%
  Canada 0.23%
  Germany 0.23%
  South Africa 0.23%
  Belgium 0.15%
  Ireland 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.61%
Lenovo 0.26%
Intel 0.13%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 15-3567 12.82%
Dell Inspiron 7577 7.64%
Dell Inspiron 5570 7.35%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gam... 7.06%
Dell Inspiron 5577 6.20%
Dell Inspiron 3668 4.90%


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