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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 8.33% 83.33% 8.33%

Virtual Webcam


Virtual Webcam is a software program developed by SMI. The most common release is, 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 setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 6.45 MB (6,765,332 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 56% of users of Virtual Webcam come from the United States, it is also popular in MA and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.siliconmotion.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SMI\Virtual Webcam
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{FE7AD27A-62B1-44F6-B69C-25D1ECA94F5D}\IS.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.45 MB
Language: Polish

Program filesFiles installed by Virtual Webcam

  • ExecuteBatch-Win.exe (by SiliconMotion)
  • msvcm80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • SelectCamera.exe (by SiliconMotion)
  • SMIDevicePath.dll
  • SMIEncry.dll
  • SMIINI.dll
  • SMIPropertyPage.dll
  • SMIRegistryTool.exe
  • SMIScript.dll
  • SMIServiceWrapper.exe
  • SMIUtility.dll
  • vcomp.dll - Microsoft® C/C++ OpenMP Runtime DLL
  • XYNTService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • XYNTService.exe runs as a service named 'SMIRegistryTool' (SMIRegistryTool).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.14 MB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00000172%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,233
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:19 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Virtual Webcam?

You can uninstall Virtual Webcam 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 Virtual Webcam, 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 Virtual Webcam.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 41.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 10 Pro 8.33%
Windows 8 Pro 8.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  MA 6.25%
  Belgium 6.25%
  VI 6.25%
  IQ 6.25%
  Poland 6.25%
  Italy 6.25%
  Guatemala 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 90.91%
Hewlett-Packard 9.09%
Common models
Dell Latitude ST 63.64%
HP Slate 2 9.09%
Dell Latitude E6410 9.09%
Dell Inspiron N5050 9.09%
Dell Latitude E6420 9.09%


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