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Should I remove SmartControl?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,586
United States Rank #28,879
Reach 0.0386%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.56 days
429.41 days >
Average installed length: 225.62 days


2.26.012 0.92%
2.25.007 0.53%
2.23.002 29.87%
2.22.003 5.53%
2.21.005 0.26%
2.20.026 10.53%
2.20.024 13.82%
2.10.016 7.63%
2.04.003 0.13%
2.02.005 18.42%
2.00.021 12.37%


What is SmartControl?  (from Portrait Displays)

This application is intended for qualified Network Managers only. SmartManage Lite is used to control and monitor SmartControl II-enabled displays across a network. SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) or SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) is the recommended installation environment. SmartManage Lite is NOT intended for your...  Read more


SmartControl is a software program developed by Portrait Displays. The most common release is 2.23.002, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named dthtml.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 11.12 MB (11,660,072 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 20% of users of SmartControl come from Germany, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.portrait.com
Help link: www.portrait.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Philips Display\SmartControl
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F4EF231A-7218-41B1-AB84-F5B48B74C50A}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0019 -removeonly
Estimated size: 11.12 MB
Language: Russian (Russia)

Program filesFiles installed by SmartControl

Program executable:dthtml.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\philips display\smartcontrol\dthtml.exe
Additional files:
  • mfc80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dthtml.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4A9A39F8-17A3-4BE4-B046-A16E9CE46B2D}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000591793%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000380%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005538%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove SmartControl?

You can uninstall SmartControl 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 SmartControl, 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 SmartControl.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows 10 29.87%
Windows XP 7.37%
Windows Vista 3.82%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.08%
Windows 7 Professional 13.74%
Windows 10 Pro 7.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.40%
Windows 10 Home 7.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.52% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 19.52%
  Italy 10.09%
  France 8.48%
  Netherlands 7.13%
  United States 6.59%
  United Kingdom 4.58%
  Belgium 3.50%
  Spain 2.83%
  Australia 2.56%
  Switzerland 2.56%
  Sweden 2.29%
  Romania 2.29%
  Israel 1.88%
  Brazil 1.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.38%
Dell 15.63%
Acer 15.31%
ASUS 12.50%
Medion 9.69%
Intel 5.94%
American Megatrends 3.13%
MSI 1.25%
Lenovo 0.94%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.75%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.74%
Acer Aspire M5800/M3800 3.27%
MEDION MS-7800 2.80%
MSI MS-7808 1.87%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.87%

About (from Portrait Displays, Inc.)

Portrait Displays' software provides an extensible platform supporting embedded control of all display technologies and monitors.
Publisher URL: www.portrait.com


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