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: 27 July 2008 at 4:30 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable 89536d2c589e0a79
249d822a64c0a938
2f12ad2f
3f2ad07c7d609d3d
dc642cc03087abe5
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 Thailand N/A
2 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable 6e7a1f5fa8e14760
18ade8c7b6ce13d4
2a2b2452
9bc2963b656829ab
b1c78afd52b61d8a
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 Puerto Rico N/A
3 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable 3e90c9b636f42e29
eabb83efbe2b3ab4
fc5d2262
e373ac563ac9d6d8
2b73d376872c8715
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 Philippines N/A
4 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable 5895f1aeda7aa625
b6bb6f2fb33777eb
643eb5f0
9bcd10a582b65301
8e15585d2a752db5
Worm.Win32.M
abezat.b1
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 Kuwait N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
15

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 10.224.1.53/32
2 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable f956da9b08015421
38a58d6cfe7f7ac2
bcbfdc9d
c938765ed5e8e500
23ff492a500dd689
No 3, 2, 2, 0 3, 2, 2, 0 Internal Submission
3 Analog Devices, Inc. Executable b7b0c15c91df5ab1
332aff921d44bb6c
16db8a1a
f1668da9340e9ab5
23148d0d571d97aa
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 10.100.130.251/32
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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