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WindowSMART 2012


WindowSMART 2012 is a software program developed by Dojo North Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 14 files and is usually about 3.1 MB (3,252,224 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 88% of users of WindowSMART 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dojo north software\windowsmart 2012
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CBA43FFF-E1BA-4A92-B98F-E8D175EF1168}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WindowSMART 2012

  • wsscontrols.dll - Dojo North Server Solutions Family (Windows Server Solutions Controls)
  • homeserversmart.utility.dll - Home Server SMART 2012 (Home Server SMART 2012 COM Interop Utility)
  • homeserversmart2012.components.dll - Home Server SMART 2012 Shared Components
  • homeserversmart2012.service.exe - Home Server SMART 2012 Windows Service Driver
  • windowsmart.exe - WindowSMART 2012
  • windowsmarttray.exe - WindowSMART 2012 Tray Applet
  • nmalib.dll - NMALib
  • prowl.dll - Prowl
  • gurock.smartinspect.dll (by Gurock Software GmbH) - SmartInspect

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • homeserversmart2012.service.exe runs as a service named 'WindowSMART 2012' (dnhsSmart) "Dojo North Software WindowSMART service for monitoring and reporting disk health in Windows.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • windowsmarttray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WindowSMART2012TrayApplet' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dojo North Software\WindowSMART 2012\WindowSMARTTray.exe.

How do I remove WindowSMART 2012?

Quickly and completely remove WindowSMART 2012 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WindowSMART 2012 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 WindowSMART 2012, 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 WindowSMART 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Canada 12.50%


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