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What is smax4pnp.exe? SoundMax controls?

Vendor:      Analog Devices
Product:     SMax4PNP
Vendor Website:     
Last Seen by PC Matic:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: smax4pnp.exe is a process installed for Analog Devices audio products. You can disable this unless you are using the advanced features of the sound system (e.g., surround sound).
If you need change any settings, you can use control panel / Sound. There you also can set the Speakers.

smax4pnp.exe is a user invoked program and a normal part of PC operations. No action required.


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smax4pnp.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 2.24%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 4 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
smax4pnp.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x10247c15d999cc116c87da36bd0ad64d 7/1/2022 4:45:00 AM Unknown 5, 2, 0, 5 SoundMax controls 1372 KB
2 Status 0x0c5f9d4d8ea3f2abc0fe916fe43ce2bb 2/23/2022 6:57:00 PM Unknown 6,0,32,141 SoundMax controls 1012 KB
3 Status 0x115332a83ac2726fa974d30db4bfd8de 8/8/2021 1:40:00 AM Unknown 6, 0, 0, 20 SoundMax controls 904 KB
4 Status 0x04f0aed2093bb5e1f9ecedab7b255565 5/5/2021 7:16:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
5 Status 0xec87fe6fc28c21ab9f41112234008522 6/23/2020 9:32:00 AM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1284 KB
6 Status 0xe8ef46e036a0a01f175b013da4537e15 6/8/2020 6:37:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1284 KB
7 Status 0x20ffcfc9d896da49d5f542e76f3dc0f1 6/15/2019 11:07:00 AM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1280 KB
8 Status 0x271da5c7ce933936a886bfe272f35dc2 6/6/2019 2:12:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
9 Status 0x3082b680cb69a54a50bd9c8585c4d850 5/29/2019 10:28:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1272 KB
10 Status 0x5616e23703ddbb615d41923d0768be84 5/29/2019 2:14:00 AM Unknown 6,1,0,102 SoundMax controls 1156 KB
11 Status 0x1a4847cc028356563814db495dbd1bbb 5/21/2019 8:40:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1284 KB
12 Status 0xafd15f701b550037ffdde6b18171479d 5/15/2019 9:54:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1284 KB
13 Status 0xc06f1a3ff958a10f828eee828623e193 3/11/2019 1:02:00 AM Unknown 5, 0, 2, 2 SoundMax controls 1356 KB
14 Status 0xcfc11251c8cac28de01a5685541fc87a 3/2/2019 4:27:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1280 KB
15 Status 0x81ac5268574856c96d83c4519446864a 1/13/2019 7:22:00 PM Unknown 6,1,32,141 SoundMax controls 1252 KB
16 Status 0xe8b4ef3bfb110355c2f18e33f8388a77 11/4/2018 11:23:00 AM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1016 KB
17 Status 0x79858e0abad22cee51a814ac064a88d1 7/9/2018 10:57:00 PM Unknown 6,0,6000,82 SoundMax controls 848 KB
18 Status 0xd89c45258843d4ec886b62688390a7c2 6/18/2018 1:34:00 AM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1280 KB
19 Status 0x54e16d89eefb951f23cb16e18331b6f5 5/13/2018 12:01:00 AM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1284 KB
20 Status 0xafe7fdc46053cce2483f3becaad24242 5/4/2018 7:25:00 PM Unknown 6,0,32,138 SoundMax controls 1012 KB
21 Status 0x42cd386f16d943e1f89a3d7891f8ad24 2/16/2018 7:42:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1284 KB
22 Status 0x90fda07d2843e2cb479be882e8aed728 1/12/2018 7:36:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
23 Status 0xb90d8120f987cd518945c3f1334f9c2c 12/29/2017 3:00:00 AM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
24 Status 0x8a6ef2d20da01fc5934f63de43752c1b 12/12/2017 3:36:00 AM Unknown 4, 0, 4, 11 SoundMax controls 772 KB
25 Status 0xcc6efddf6b4cfe1e70ea6cb79815b698 11/26/2017 7:43:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB


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