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- System Process: No
- Background Process: Yes
- Application Process:Yes
- Common Path:
C:\ Windows\ System32\ smc.exe
- Uses Network:Yes
- Uses Internet:Yes
The process smc.exe is a component of Sygate Secure Enterprise, specifically the firewall product. This software thwarts attacks from viruses and hackers. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.
The file smc.exe has a digital Signature. The sSmc.exe process is able to record inputs, hide itself, and monitor applications.
The smc.exe file is a background application that runs silently and detects when attempts to get unauthorized access are made. Stopping this process will disable the firewall capability to protect the system. Therefore, it is not wise to terminate this process unless there is an alternate firewall solution around.
The application smc.exe is observed to enable the following functions:
The Process Creates various other in disk Processes.
This process embeds code into other processes which may allow the process to control the system while recording mouse activity, keyboard input or screen content.
Executes a Process
The process registers a Dynamic Link Library module
The Process uses a software packing method in order to pack and encrypt itself.
The Process erases Other Processes off the Hard Disk
The smc.exe file has been the subject of the following behavior(s):
Executed from Temporary Folders
Created as a process on disk
Executed as a Process
Created as a new Background Service on the machine
Additional smc.exe Info:
Part of: Sygate Agent Firewall, Author URL: http://www.sygate.com, File Created by: Sygate Technologies, Inc.
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