What does the srmclean.exe file do?
The srmclean process does not unfortunately include any information about the software provider or the software package to which it belongs. However, please see below for what we have been able to determine about this process. An obsolete or defective version of srmclean.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- srmclean.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- srmclean.exe 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)
- srmclean.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module srmclean.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about srmclean.exe srmclean.exe
srmclean.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Srmclean.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 36,864 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. Srmclean.exe does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Srmclean.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 36% 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 srmclean.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 srmclean?
| srmclean.exe is installed alongside SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio, and gives access to additional audio related features for this product. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. |
|Srmclean helps in the installation and execution of the SoundMax SoftPaq for Compaq/ADI SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio. According to Compaq - "If you disable the entry from loading into startup, then you will not be able to use the features of the sound card" |
|used along soundmax for additional features, not essential, but should leave alone |
Summary: 3 users judge srmclean.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove srmclean.exe 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 unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if srmclean.exe (srmclean.exe) 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 srmclean.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for srmclean.exe 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 srmclean.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.