What does the IObit SmartDefrag.exe file do?
The IObit SmartDefrag.exe process is also known as Smart Defrag or, as the case may be, Defrag disk fragments and is a part of Smart Defrag or, as the case may be, IObit SmartDefrag. This software is produced by IObit (www.iobit.com). An obsolete or defective version of IObit SmartDefrag.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Smart Defrag has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Smart Defrag has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IObit SmartDefrag.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module IObit SmartDefrag.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about IObit SmartDefrag.exe Smart Defrag
IObit SmartDefrag.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. IObit SmartDefrag.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,870,592 bytes (37% of all these files), 2,453,264 bytes, 1,968,880 bytes, 2,235,720 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,965,296 bytes.
The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This IObit SmartDefrag program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. IObit SmartDefrag.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes, monitor other applications as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 46% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves IObit SmartDefrag.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about IObit SmartDefrag?
|faster than windows defrag,works as good if not better |
|A diskdefragmenter. |
|iobit defrag is loaded when you install the iobit defrag but does not need to be running untill you decide to defrag |
|better defragmenter |
|It was on a PC that was just infected with Smart Fortress 2012 (USPS..exe trojan) |
IT support at chemical company
|It is near impossible to remove on the computer, very disappointing. |
Summary: 3 users judge IObit SmartDefrag.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted IObit SmartDefrag.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Smart Defrag or IObit SmartDefrag
To remove Smart Defrag from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Smart Defrag or IObit SmartDefrag in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if IObit SmartDefrag.exe (Smart Defrag) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Smart Defrag. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Smart Defrag or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or IObit SmartDefrag.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.