If you are using Dell computers or Laptops, you may have heard about the term called Smartbyte. According to many users, Smartbyte is the reason for slow internet speed. Recently many Dell users have reported this issue in Windows 10 that they are experiencing slow internet due to this Smartbyte utility.
This article will share everything you need to know about this Smartbyte tool and why it is running on your PC. Also, you will learn how you can remove Smartbyte from your PC or Laptop.
To remove other unnecessary tools or software from Windows 10, you can follow our how-to guides.
What is Smartbyte?
Smartbyte is a small utility tool, running in the background on Dell computers. Whenever you start an online video or movie on your laptop, Smartbyte automatically detects it and provides the best internet connection for that stream. Now, it seems like you will get a high-speed internet connection with Smartbyte, but you won’t, and this is the problem.
SmartByte prioritizes data packets to accelerate services like video streaming, online gaming, internet browsing, and video conferencing. SmartByte identifies sensitive incoming data packets and orders them for faster web browsing and smoother video streaming.
Why You Should Remove Smartbyte?
We have very high-speed internet, like 100 Mbps and 802.11AC wifi. Now when we check my speed on a Dell laptop, it shows only 40 Mbps. We checked with three different speed test sites.
Later we found that SmartByte is the reason for low internet speed. We removed SmartByte from Dell, and everything goes back to normal. We are now getting full internet speed.
SmartByte is enabled by default in all Dell laptops and PCs. If you are facing the same issue as we explained above, then you can remove SmartByte.
Should I disable Smartbyte?
Yes, you can remove or disable Smartbyte from your laptop or PC. It is completely safe.
How to Disable Smartbyte
1. Open Task Manager with Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
2. Now click on startup and then find Smartbyte.
3. Now select it and then click on disable.
How to Uninstall Smartbyte Utility
1. Open the start menu and search for Apps and Features.
2. Search for SmartByte and click on it.
3. Choose Uninstall.
4. Repeat the process to remove all SmartByte related apps.
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