What does the SmsCompanionClient.EXE file do?
The SmsCompanionClient.EXE process is also known as SMS Companion Client Service or, as the case may be, Adaptiva Companion Client Service and is a part of SMS Companion Client or, as the case may be, Adaptiva Companion (Version v5). This software is produced by Novaprise or, as the case may be, Adaptiva. An obsolete or defective version of SmsCompanionClient.EXE can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SMS Companion Client service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SMS Companion Client service 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)
- SmsCompanionClient.EXE has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SmsCompanionClient.EXE. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SmsCompanionClient.EXE SMS Companion Client service
SmsCompanionClient.EXE is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SmsCompanionClient.EXE is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 229,376 bytes (50% of all these files), 348,160 bytes or, as the case may be, 704,512 bytes.
It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This SmsCompanionClient program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The SmsCompanionClient file is not part of the Windows operating system. SmsCompanionClient.EXE is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 68% 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 SmsCompanionClient.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 SmsCompanionClient?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall SMS Companion Client or Adaptiva Companion
To remove SMS Companion Client service 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 SMS Companion Client or Adaptiva Companion in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if SmsCompanionClient.EXE (SMS Companion Client service) 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 SMS Companion Client service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SMS Companion Client service 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 SmsCompanionClient.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.