What does the SmcGui.exe file do?
The SmcGui.exe process is also known as Symantec CMC SmcGui and is a part of Symantec Client Management Component. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com). An obsolete or defective version of SmcGui.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Symantec CMC SmcGui has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Symantec CMC SmcGui 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)
- SmcGui.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SmcGui.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SmcGui.exe Symantec CMC SmcGui
SmcGui.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SmcGui.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,443,144 bytes (14% of all these files), 1,439,040 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. SmcGui.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 2% 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 SmcGui.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 SmcGui?
|smcgui.exe is a Symantec Agent Firewall from Symantec Corporation. belonging to Symantec(R) Protection Agent and Personal Firewall |
|It's a shortened version of Synamtec GUI (Graphic User Interface). It's totally harmless, and if you stop the process it will probably stop your Synamtec Antivirus from working. |
|smcgui.exe is a Symantec Agent Firewall from Symantec Corporation. belonging to Symantec(R) Protection Agent and Personal Firewall Non-system processes like smcgui.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that your registry has suffered fragmentation and accumulated invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues. (further information...) |
Summary: 2 users judge SmcGui.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Symantec Client Management Component
To remove Symantec CMC SmcGui 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 Symantec Client Management Component in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SmcGui.exe (Symantec CMC SmcGui) 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 Symantec CMC SmcGui. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Symantec CMC SmcGui 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 SmcGui.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.