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Should I remove Symantec Smart Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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1.5.1 66.67%
1.5.0 33.33%

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Symantec Smart Connect

What is Symantec Smart Connect?  (from Symantec)

Symantec Smart Connect is a web protection and policy managementapplication for mobile users and is available on a casual, month tomonth basis. You must buy, or have already purchased, a SymantecWeb Safeguard service to take up Symantec Smart Connect.


Symantec Smart Connect is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is 1.5.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named SmartConnect.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 16.97 MB (17,795,555 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 64% of users of Symantec Smart Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com/web-security-cloud
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec.cloud\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E3112BFC-BB4D-4169-AC6C-A907BB58CFE3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.97 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec Smart Connect

Program executable:SmartConnect.exe
Name:Symantec MessageLabs Web Security.cloud Smart Connect
Symantec Smart Connect
Path:C:\Program Files\Symantec.cloud\Smart Connect\SmartConnect.exe
Additional files:
  • SmartConnect.exe - Symantec MessageLabs Web Security.cloud Smart Connect (Symantec Smart Connect)
  • RoamingAgentLang.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SmartConnect.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec MessageLabs Web Security.cloud Smart Connect' (SmartConnectService) "Symantec MessageLabs Web Security.cloud Smart Connect dynamically discovers the endpoint machine's Internet connection environment. It then connects the user to the optimal Symantec MessageLabs Web Security.cloud infrastructure access point. This ensures that mobile users can still safely browse the Internet through Symantec MessageLabs Web Security.".

How do I remove Symantec Smart Connect?

Quickly and completely remove Symantec Smart Connect from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Symantec Smart Connect 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Symantec Smart Connect, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Symantec Smart Connect.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 17%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 66.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.64%
  South Africa 9.09%
  Australia 9.09%
  Portugal 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Lenovo 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
LENOVO 2349G7U 16.67%
LENOVO 10BC000JUK 16.67%
HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G... 16.67%
HP Compaq 6000 Pro Small ... 16.67%
Dell Vostro 3500 16.67%
Dell Latitude E6530 16.67%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


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