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Should I remove System Migration Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,785
United States Rank #9,394
Reach 0.0373%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.53 days
900.50 days >
Average installed length: 473.14 days


6.00.0010 8.83%
6.00.0009 71.06%
5.20.0171 0.95%
5.20.0163 1.77%
5.20.0158 1.49%
5.20.0039 1.09%
5.20.0037 1.36%
5.20.0033 6.25%
5.20.0032 0.14%
5.20.0031 0.14%
5.20.0026 0.54%
5.10.0043 2.85%
5.10.0032 1.63%
5.04.0020 0.14%
5.03.0015 1.09%
5.02.0014 0.54%
5.01.0052 0.14%

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System Migration Assistant

What is System Migration Assistant?  (from Lenovo)

The ThinkVantage System Migration Assistant (SMA) application is a system manageability tool that runs on ThinkPad and ThinkCentre computers. System Migration Assistant reduces the time and effort that is needed to migrate end users to a new system by capturing settings and data files from the source computer so that t...  Read more


System Migration Assistant is a software program developed by Lenovo. The most common release is 6.00.0009, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named sma.exe. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 64.06 MB (67,169,317 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 46% of users of System Migration Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lenovo.com/us
Help link: www.lenovo.com/think/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\SMA\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9EA84FDD-CCC0-47FD-A993-923165BEA47A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 64.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by System Migration Assistant

Program executable:sma.exe
Name:System Migration Assistant
Path:C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\SMA\sma.exe
Additional files:
  • smabat.exe - SMA5BAT Application
  • SmaSeed.exe - SmaSeed Application (SmaSeed MFC Application)
  • p2pc.dll (by IBM Global Services) - Peer to Peer TCP/IP Dynamic Library (OSP Windows 32-bit Peer to Peer DLL)
  • guiResource.dll - guiResource Dynamic Link Library (guiResource DLL)
  • UnZip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • netfwcfg.exe (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider) - Windows (R) 2000 DDK driver (network config sample)
  • SMAUTIL.exe - ThinkVantage SMA Utility
  • SeedLink.exe - SeedLink Application
  • Zip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's WiZ (Info-ZIP's Zip dll)
  • DEVMAN.DLL - Device Management DLL for Win32
  • zlib.dll - zlib data compression library
  • ACUtil.exe
  • AppFileTransfer.exe
  • Archiver.exe
  • CSSCertificates.exe
  • ExportPackage.dll
  • IniFix.exe
  • OEfix.exe
  • PdList.exe
  • RegFix.exe
  • SMA5.dll
  • SMAMigrMgr.dll
  • TVTSMA.dll
  • TvtTxtMigr8.exe
  • util.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • sma.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\SMA\sma.exe'.

How do I remove System Migration Assistant?

You can uninstall System Migration Assistant 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 System Migration Assistant, 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 System Migration Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.50%
Windows XP 24.29%
Windows Vista 7.06%
Windows 10 5.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.64%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.45%
Windows Vista Business 3.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.00%
  Germany 10.50%
  Israel 3.20%
  Canada 2.85%
  United Kingdom 2.40%
  Japan 2.28%
  Australia 2.05%
  France 2.05%
  Taiwan 1.71%
  Indonesia 1.60%
  DK 1.48%
  Singapore 1.37%
  Sweden 1.26%
  Finland 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 95.43%
Dell 2.88%
Sahara 1.68%
Common models
LENOVO 7244A34 2.81%
LENOVO 7673WHP 2.81%
LENOVO 7659AB7 2.81%
LENOVO 7668CTO 2.41%
LENOVO 9181A2U 2.41%
LENOVO 2242CTO 2.41%

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a PC hardware and electronics company whose products include personal computers, tablet computers, mobile phones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices and IT management software.
Publisher URL: www.lenovo.com


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