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Should I remove SmartShare?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,830
United States Rank #8,269
Reach 0.0808%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.99 days
235.61 days >
Average installed length: 123.79 days


2.3.1511.1201 21.03%
2.3.1507.2802 5.52%
2.3.1502.401 7.28%
2.2.1408.401 0.44%
2.2.1407.401 0.50%
2.2.1406.2301 0.38%
2.2.1405.1601 22.28%
2.2.1404.801 0.31%
2.2.1312.1201 2.89%
2.1.1309.3001 0.13%
2.1.1309.1101 25.55%
2.1.1307.901 5.96%
2.1.1307.801 0.50%
2.1.1306.2102 0.06%
2.1.1305.1603 0.69%
2.1.1304.2301 0.06%
2.1.1301.201 0.69%
2.1.1211.2702 2.01%
2.1.1211.1501 0.13%
2.1.1211.701 0.56%
2.1.1211.201 0.13%
2.1.1209.2703 2.13%
2.01.1208.2401 0.19%
2.01.1207.1603 0.06%
1.00.0000 0.50%

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What is SmartShare?  (from LG Electronics)

LG Smart Share is a great way to access all of your music, videos and photos
from the comfort of your own sofa.It sends all of your favourite multimedia
from your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone directly to your TV, and, best of all,
it’s wireless!


SmartShare is a software program developed by LG Electronics. The most common release is 2.1.1309.1101, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 SmartShareStartXP.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 102.56 MB (107,539,336 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 28% of users of SmartShare come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lg.com/us/support/smart-share
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LG Software\LG Smart Share
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BAB337AE-DD9E-45C3-BED6-0EE4732AEC60}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 102.56 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SmartShare

Program executable:SmartShareStartXP.exe
SmartShare™ Start XP
Path:C:\Program Files\LG Software\LG Smart Share\SmartShareStartXP.exe
Additional files:
  • SmartShareStartXP.exe - LG Smart Share (LG Smart Share Start XP)
  • libSSMessage.dll - SmartShare (libSSMessage)
  • SmartShareStart.exe - SmartShare Start
  • Interop.NetFwTypeLib.dll
  • Interop.NETWORKLIST.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SmartShareStart.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SmartShare' (runs on boot).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SmartShareStart.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SmartShare.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SmartShareStart.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SmartShare' and executes as "C:\Program Files\LG Software\LG Smart Share\SmartShareStart.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SmartShareStart.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartShare' which loads as C:\Program Files\LG Software\LG Smart Share\SmartShareStart.exe.
  • SmartShareStartXP.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LG Smart Share' which loads as "C:\Program Files\LG Software\LG Smart Share\SmartShareStartXP.exe" tray.

How do I remove SmartShare?

You can uninstall SmartShare 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 SmartShare, 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 SmartShare.

Win 10 64%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 63.85%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 1.69%
Windows Vista 1.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 18.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.07%
Windows 10 Pro 10.74%
Windows 8.1 10.30%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.18%
  Brazil 10.47%
  Italy 8.17%
  Germany 7.19%
  United Kingdom 4.49%
  Spain 3.68%
  Korea 2.99%
  France 2.82%
  Canada 2.76%
  Russia 2.24%
  Australia 1.90%
  Sweden 1.61%
  Czech Republic 1.50%
  Netherlands 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.86%
Acer 20.10%
ASUS 15.45%
Dell 14.32%
Lenovo 9.42%
Samsung 4.02%
Toshiba 3.27%
Intel 1.63%
Medion 1.38%
Alienware 1.01%
MSI 1.01%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.84%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.29%
LG Electronics 15U340... 3.29%
LG Electronics V320-M... 3.29%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.29%

About LG Electronics

LG Electronics operates business divisions including Mobile Communications, Home Entertainment and Home Appliances.
Publisher URL: www.lg.com


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