Windows Process Description:
The process smax4pnp.exe is part of the SMaxPNP application developed by Analog Devices Incorporated for SoundMax-compatible audio devices in most ASUS Motherboards.
The file smax4pnp.exe is usually located under C:/Program Files/Analog Devices/SoundMAX/. Depending on your operating system used, there are instances the file is located under C:/Program Files/Analog Devices/Core/once it is installed in your system. The process smax4pnp.exe is included in your startup group and would initialize upon boot.
It also has a startup registry value of SoundMAXPnP under the registry location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/ Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/.
Once active, the process will have a total RAM and virtual memory allocation of 764KB, and has no visible when running in the background. The control center for the process is also included in the SoundMAX Control Panel.
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