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Should I remove SmartView Software Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,784
United States Rank #15,616
Reach 0.0246%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.00 days
206.41 days >
Average installed length: 108.45 days


VersionDistribution 97.93% 2.07%

SmartView Software Updater

What is SmartView Software Updater?

SmartView Software Updater is the software update program that runs with Windows in the background and checks for updates, and automatically downloads and installs them if found based on the user's settings. The program can be configured by the user for maintaining a schedule for when to check the remote server for periodic software updates. If it finds an item to download, it will download and install the new update.


The most used version is, 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 main program executable is WCUService.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.72 MB (1,806,880 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.getsmartview.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\SmartView Software Updater\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5B0CE14A-B9B6-4E25-A1BE-3EEC1998AC2C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.72 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SmartView Software Updater

Program executable:WCUService.exe
Name:SmartView Software Updater
SmartView Software Updater Service
Path:C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\SmartView Software Updater\WCUService.exe
Additional files:
  • WCUAgent.exe - SmartView Software Updater (SmartView Software Updater Agent)
  • WCUService.exe - SmartView Software Updater Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WCUService.exe runs as a service named 'SmartView Software Updater Service' (WCUService) "SmartView software updater enables updates and enhancements to the SmartView browser extension.".

How do I remove SmartView Software Updater?

You can uninstall SmartView Software Updater 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 SmartView Software Updater, 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 SmartView Software Updater.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.98%
Windows 10 5.58%
Windows Vista 1.03%
Windows XP 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 49.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.71%
Windows 7 Professional 13.66%
Windows 10 Home 1.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.45%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.87%
  Germany 13.48%
  New Zealand 4.37%
  Australia 3.46%
  Iran 3.10%
  United Kingdom 3.10%
  DZ 2.73%
  Italy 2.73%
  France 2.37%
  Poland 2.19%
  Taiwan 1.82%
  Romania 1.82%
  Russia 1.46%
  Sweden 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 45.45%
ASUS 17.53%
Hewlett-Packard 14.94%
Dell 10.39%
American Megatrends 1.30%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 21.28%
BIOSTAR Group A960D+ 4.26%
BIOSTAR Group A780LB 4.26%
BIOSTAR Group TA970 4.26%
BIOSTAR Group H61MLV2 4.26%

About DeviceVM

Splashtop's (used to be known as DeviceVM) first product, named Splashtop OS, is an ‘instant-on’ Linux-based computing platform designed for fast, efficient computing.
Publisher URL: www.splashtop.com


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