How to Remove “SMAgentX.exe”

What is SMAgentX.exe?

Originally developed by Analog Device, Inc., SMAgentX.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as SoundMAX Service Extension Agent Component and it belongs to SoundMAX Service Extension Agent Component. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
SMAgentX.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SMAgentX.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with SMAgentX.exe malware?

If your system is affected by SMAgentX.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • SMAgentX.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SMAgentX.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SMAgentX.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 October 2009 at 1:18 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable 034d72610d12493d
57d63c62c06fb1c2
66dbd059
c1152fcd44bbb46b
263b061cfe93c2cc
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 Brazil N/A
2 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable c4d50cfe8ec492f9
40dc59027f18b73a
d5c91915
28321101b4cf679b
12a18dbb0a5f3d1e
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 Russian Federation N/A
3 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable 2b4a77236589223b
b04fa341c7008853
340ed949
8b98719fcf137e8e
3dd875d464cf66e3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 India N/A
4 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable 5a115955e6fd53f8
91c42f5df8d2224a
385c6436
d4e9aebbe9459d17
21dfb49ec044e881
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 Indonesia N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
16

Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 July 2008 at 3:21 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable f956da9b08015421
38a58d6cfe7f7ac2
bcbfdc9d
c938765ed5e8e500
23ff492a500dd689
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 10.224.1.22/32
2 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable f956da9b08015421
38a58d6cfe7f7ac2
bcbfdc9d
c938765ed5e8e500
23ff492a500dd689
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 10.224.1.117/32
3 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable f956da9b08015421
38a58d6cfe7f7ac2
bcbfdc9d
c938765ed5e8e500
23ff492a500dd689
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 Internal Submission
4 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable f956da9b08015421
38a58d6cfe7f7ac2
bcbfdc9d
c938765ed5e8e500
23ff492a500dd689
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 

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