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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.
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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 0xcfc11251c8cac28de01a5685541fc87a 3/2/2019 4:27:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1280 KB
2 Status 0xe8b4ef3bfb110355c2f18e33f8388a77 11/4/2018 11:23:00 AM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1016 KB
3 Status 0x90fda07d2843e2cb479be882e8aed728 1/12/2018 7:36:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
4 Status 0xb90d8120f987cd518945c3f1334f9c2c 12/29/2017 3:00:00 AM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
5 Status 0x8a6ef2d20da01fc5934f63de43752c1b 12/12/2017 3:36:00 AM Unknown 4, 0, 4, 11 SoundMax controls 772 KB
6 Status 0xcc6efddf6b4cfe1e70ea6cb79815b698 11/26/2017 7:43:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
7 Status 0x487b51b57b12d25695ae027d1d7262ef 6/11/2017 2:32:00 AM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
8 Status 0x0c5f9d4d8ea3f2abc0fe916fe43ce2bb 3/13/2017 8:53:00 PM Unknown 6,0,32,141 SoundMax controls 1012 KB
9 Status 0x50efc94102fa43a2a744371be4443709 12/24/2016 7:36:00 AM Unknown 5, 0, 2, 1 SoundMax controls 1356 KB
10 Status 0xf73ab6bfd2abb671192622520ffbc5ee 12/20/2016 6:47:00 PM Unknown 4, 0, 3, 9 SoundMax controls 756 KB
11 Status 0x6dee6998782da6d47769ef2033dbd278 12/9/2016 8:42:00 PM Unknown 6,1,6000,91 SoundMax controls 1272 KB
12 Status 0x14981fddac587e47697d8cd351b5f4b3 7/18/2016 4:21:00 PM Unknown 6,0,32,122 SoundMax controls 992 KB
13 Status 0x23f44e9f050a1672b4f4401849348440 7/1/2016 7:41:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
14 Status 0x6438ff6f59d64e97e862f90ab66b7996 4/26/2016 8:32:00 AM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1284 KB
15 Status 0xe28afbd43982ddda0a23ca73220cd7ba 4/17/2016 3:51:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1016 KB
16 Status 0x0716ba009985ce3b88679004f34446f1 10/2/2015 8:58:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1280 KB
17 Status 0xd3333768300f462f6b309ab53f75bb25 9/29/2015 4:41:00 PM Unknown 5, 0, 1, 57 SoundMax controls 1336 KB
18 Status 0xd95924a87ee5acf033ba832aa03f0875 9/4/2015 9:53:00 PM Unknown 6,1,32,130 SoundMax controls 1232 KB
19 Status 0x1983a11f702bdc5db65b4b0f376ff6fd 7/26/2015 2:01:00 AM Unknown 6,0,6000,81 SoundMax controls 848 KB
20 Status 0x56afff1111e318e17907d9381b4acae6 7/1/2015 9:47:00 PM Unknown 6,XPVISTA,OS3264,106 SoundMax controls 1232 KB
21 Status 0xfd791f6f9fca87ae9111bbc7e8bad29f 5/24/2015 12:22:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
22 Status 0xecac3ebcb8971e6734b703c2394c95c7 5/11/2015 8:33:00 AM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1284 KB
23 Status 0x2614de11e5a58a3298ba889d417213fb 4/14/2015 6:44:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
24 Status 0xc31a4cc24a58969e9a75225bf950fcb6 2/5/2015 4:52:00 PM Unknown Unknown SoundMax controls 1020 KB
25 Status 0xf17d3630cf4e4c0cc51abd7098ffbdfd 1/29/2015 4:03:00 AM Unknown 5, 2, 0, 5 SoundMax controls 1372 KB


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