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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,547
United States Rank #2,955
Reach 0.1158%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.97 days
146.54 days >
Average installed length: 77.00 days


VersionDistribution 5.08% 0.22% 0.26% 0.09% 7.40% 0.70% 0.61% 1.01% 48.93% 0.26% 0.31% 33.86%
4.1.0 0.61%
4.0.1 0.48%
4.0.0 0.18%

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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 main program executable is SmartWi.exe. The software installer includes 90 files and is usually about 27.62 MB (28,962,208 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 71% of users of SmartWi Connection Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Iran.

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: 27.62 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by SmartWi Connection Utility

Program executable:SmartWi.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\SmartWi.exe
Additional files:
  • 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.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
  • GenUtil.dll - GenUtil Dynamic Link Library (GenUtil DLL)
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.WwanPower.dll - Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.Wwan
  • ActivationWrap.dll
  • EthernetPluginDLL.dll
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.PluginManager.Generic.dll - KinoubiPluginManager
  • ActivationManager.exe - ActivationManager
  • DictionaryLookup.dll - DictionaryLookup
  • Kinoubi.Plugins.Plugin.Generic.dll - KinoubiPlugin
  • KnbiUIRes.dll (by Sony Electronics) - UI Resources
  • BTPowerDLL.dll - BTPowerDLL
  • DebugMsg.dll - DebugMsg
  • CCP.exe - CCP
  • InstallUtils.exe
  • MessageXML.dll
  • mfcm80.dll

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:23.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0012512496%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00086967%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00038158%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:624,860
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:13.2 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:985 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.76%
Windows Vista 13.69%
Windows 10 6.43%
Windows XP 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.57%
Windows 7 Professional 10.21%
Windows 10 Home 4.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.64%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.88%
  Canada 7.34%
  Iran 4.98%
  Brazil 4.08%
  Mexico 2.27%
  Argentina 1.07%
  Chile 0.74%
  United Kingdom 0.49%
  PR 0.43%
  Germany 0.43%
  Vietnam 0.40%
  India 0.37%
  Spain 0.37%
  Saudi Arabia 0.34%

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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