What does the sm56hlpr.exe file do?
The sm56hlpr.exe process is also known as SM56 Modem Helper or, as the case may be, Application executable file and is a part of Motorola (Version SM56 Speakerphone Modem, SM56 Data Fax Modem, SM56 Tray Application, SM56 Speakerphone) or, as the case may be, SM56 Helper Win32 Utility. This software is produced by Motorola (www.motorola.com) or, as the case may be, Dynex. An obsolete or defective version of sm56hlpr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SM56 Modem Helper has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SM56 Modem Helper 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)
- sm56hlpr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module sm56hlpr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about sm56hlpr.exe SM56 Modem Helper
sm56hlpr.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Sm56hlpr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,458,176 bytes (35% of all these files), 634,880 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Sm56hlpr.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as track other applications. For this reason, 34% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A sm56hlpr.exe file has a 11% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 544,768 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 548,864 bytes. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. Sm56hlpr.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes.
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 sm56hlpr.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 sm56hlpr?
|motorola sm56 Data fax modem |
|Motorola (Mobiltelefon) SM56 modem drivers |
|drives sm56hplr.exe |
|dispositivo de um modem |
Summary: 7 users judge sm56hlpr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted sm56hlpr.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Motorola or SM56 Helper Win32 Utility
To remove SM56 Modem Helper from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Motorola or SM56 Helper Win32 Utility in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if sm56hlpr.exe (SM56 Modem Helper) 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 SM56 Modem Helper. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SM56 Modem Helper 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 sm56hlpr.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.
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