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Should I remove SmartView for IE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,393
United States Rank #16,145
Reach 0.0258%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.88 days
468.35 days >
Average installed length: 246.08 days


VersionDistribution 2.36% 93.32% 4.32%

SmartView for IE

What is SmartView for IE?

SmartView for IE is a web browser extension that changes the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.


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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is SmartViewClientService.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 9.28 MB (9,733,067 bytes).
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • May modify the web browser's home page

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: DeviceVM, Inc.
URL: www.getsmartview.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\SmartView\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C448EA30-BB7F-4D42-83BC-385EBA140AF2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SmartView for IE

Program executable:SmartViewClientService.exe
Name:SmartView for IE Extension
Path:C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\SmartView\SmartViewClientService.exe
Additional files:
  • SmartViewMsg.exe - Browser Configuration Utility (Browser Configuration Utility Message Boxes)
  • AddressBarSearch.dll - SmartView for IE Extension
  • ISHelper.dll
  • SmartView.dll
  • SmartViewActivate.exe - Activate SmartView For IE
  • SmartViewClientService.exe
  • SVRes.dll
  • SmartViewService.exe - SmartView (SmartView Auto-recovery Service)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • SmartView.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SmartView VisualBookmark' with the class of {0E5680D1-BF44-4929-94AF-FD30D784AD1D}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • SmartView.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called 'SmartView SideBar' with a class of {42262EC6-50E2-43B1-B0EF-A07DEEF7E241}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • AddressBarSearch.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'SearchHook Class' with a class of {0F3DC9E0-C459-4a40-BCF8-747BD9322E10} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • SmartViewService.exe runs as a service named 'SmartView service' (SmartViewService) "This service performs auto-recovery for SmartView.".

How do I remove SmartView for IE?

You can uninstall SmartView for IE 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 for IE, 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 for IE.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SmartView for IE you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.93%
Windows 10 4.91%
Windows Vista 1.57%
Windows XP 0.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 49.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.63%
Windows 7 Professional 13.41%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.38%
Windows 10 Home 1.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.29%
  Germany 11.44%
  New Zealand 4.40%
  Iran 3.52%
  United Kingdom 3.17%
  Italy 2.99%
  DZ 2.46%
  Poland 2.46%
  Australia 2.29%
  India 2.11%
  Taiwan 1.76%
  France 1.76%
  Romania 1.76%
  Brazil 1.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 46.11%
ASUS 15.00%
Dell 13.33%
Hewlett-Packard 13.33%
American Megatrends 1.11%
Common models
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 18.33%
Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 6.67%
MSI MS-7680 5.00%
O.E.M O.E.M 5.00%
BIOSTAR Group A960D+ 3.33%

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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