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Should I remove SmartWi Connection Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,943
United States Rank #3,732
Reach 0.0786%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.16 days
93.14 days >
Average installed length: 48.94 days


VersionDistribution 0.52% 53.97% 16.91% 28.47% 0.06%
1.0.0 0.06%

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SmartWi Connection Utility

What is SmartWi Connection Utility?  (from Sony)

The SmartWi Connection Utility functions largely as a switch manager between the various forms of wireless connectivity: Bluetooth®, WLAN, and WWAN using Cingular Wireless software. At initial statup, a pop-up prompt appears from the Task Tray. Selecting Yes on the prompt launches the SmartWi Connection Utility, and th...  Read more


SmartWi Connection Utility is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The programs's main executable is SmartWi.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 28.8 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 101 files and is usually about 27.48 MB (28,818,467 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 73% of users of SmartWi Connection Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: esupport.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9
Estimated size: 27.48 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by SmartWi Connection Utility

Program executable:SmartWi.exe
Name:SmartWi Connection Utility
SmartWi Connection Utility
Signed by:Sony Corporation of America
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\SmartWi.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • ShowBT.exe - BTMgr.exe (Show BT Device)
  • VWLASU.exe - VAIO (VAIO Wireless Wizard)
  • SmartWi.exe - SmartWi Connection Utility
  • Interop.NetFwTypeLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NetFwTypeLib'.
  • Interop.NATUPNPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NATUPNPLib'.
  • Interop.WiFiManLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WiFiManLib'.
  • ChilkatDotNet2.dll (by Chilkat Software) - Chilkat .NET Class Library, V2.0 .NET Framework (Chilkat .NET 2.0 Framework Assembly)
  • Interop.HelpPane.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'HelpPane'.
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.NativeWifiThirdPartyApp.dll - Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.NativeWifiThirdPartyApp
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.PluginManager.ThirdPartyApp.dll - Kinoubi.Plugins.PluginManager.ThirdPartyApp
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.TosBtThirdPartyApp.dll - Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.TosBtThirdPartyApp
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.GobiThirdPartyApp.dll (by Sony Electronics) - Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.GobiThirdPartyApp
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.PluginManager.Activation.dll - Kinoubi.Plugins.PluginManager.Activation
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.SprintActivation.dll - Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.SprintActivation
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.PluginManager.Power.dll - Kinoubi.Plugins.PluginManager.Power
  • DebugLogDLL.dll (by Sprint Spectrum, L.L.P) - DebugLogDLL Dynamic Link Library (DebugLogDLL DLL)
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.WlanPower.dll - Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.WlanPower
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.BtPower.dll - Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.BtPower
  • ModuleCmd.dll - ModuleCmd Dynamic Link Library (ModuleCmd DLL)
  • GenUtil.dll - GenUtil Dynamic Link Library (GenUtil DLL)
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.WwanPower.dll - Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.Wwan
  • ActivationWrap.dll
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.PluginManager.Generic.dll - KinoubiPluginManager
  • ActivationManager.exe - ActivationManager
  • DictionaryLookup.dll - DictionaryLookup
  • SnyUtilsWrapper.dll (by Sony Electronics) - SnyUtilsWrapper (SnyUtils)
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.Generic.dll - KinoubiPlugin
  • LaunchProcess.exe - LaunchProcess
  • KnbiUIRes.dll - UI Resources
  • SonyKBHook.dll - Sony KB Hook
  • DevicePanel.dll - DevicePanel
  • AutoLaunch.exe - AutoLaunch
  • BTPowerDLL.dll - BTPowerDLL
  • DebugMsg.dll - DebugMsg
  • CCP.exe - CCP
  • DevicePanel.XmlSerializers.dll
  • InstallUtils.exe
  • MessageXML.dll

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:28.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005806829%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00033226%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00024843%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:60,387
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:104 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:21.48 MB
Total CPU:0.0003616940%
Kernel CPU:0.00015843%
User CPU:0.00020327%
CPU cycles/sec:52,373
I/O reads/min:42 Bytes
I/O writes/min:5 Bytes

How do I remove SmartWi Connection Utility?

You can uninstall SmartWi Connection Utility 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 SmartWi Connection Utility, 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 SmartWi Connection Utility.

Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.39%
Windows 10 7.35%
Windows XP 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 72.85%
Windows 7 Professional 10.76%
Windows 10 Home 4.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.89%
Windows 7 Starter 2.85%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.78%
  Iran 4.95%
  Canada 4.86%
  Brazil 4.28%
  Mexico 2.01%
  Argentina 0.98%
  Chile 0.62%
  Turkey 0.54%
  Colombia 0.40%
  Germany 0.40%
  United Arab Emirates 0.40%
  India 0.36%
  United Kingdom 0.36%
  Peru 0.36%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com

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brokenman•over a year ago
When I removed this utility, now the built in connection manager for windows says I am not connected to a wireless network anymore, even though I really am.... How do I fix that?