What is AlarmClock.exe?

The genuine AlarmClock.exe file is a software component of Gigabyte Smart 6 by Gigabyte.
Gigabyte Smart 6 is a suite of utility tools that are bundled with certain Gigabyte motherboards. AlarmClock.exe runs a process that alerts users when the set time lock is due to be activated, allowing users to save files before the computer is locked. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Gigabyte Smart 6 is a collection of six freeware utilities for Microsoft Windows that speed-up system performance, shorten boot-up times, secure the system from intruders, recover previous system settings, etc. The programs included are QuickBoot, QuickBoost, Recovery, DualBIOS, Recorder, and TimeLock. Smart 6 is often preinstalled on desktops and laptops that have a GIGABYTE P55 Series motherboard manufactured by Gigabyte. Gigabyte is a Taiwanese corporation that manufactures and distributes computers and computer-related hardware products. Components manufactured by Gigabyte are used in desktops and laptops sold by Alienware, CybertronPC, Falcon Northwest, Origin, etc. The company was founded by Pei-Chen Yeh in 1986 and is currently listed at #17 in the Top Twenty Taiwanese Global Brands. Gigabyte is currently headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

AlarmClock stands for Gigabyte Smart 6 TimeLock Alarm Clock

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AlarmClock.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AlarmClock.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AlarmClock
AlarmClock.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Time Management Application belongs to software Smart TimeLock or Smart TimeLock B by Gigabyte Technology CO., LTD (

Description: AlarmClock.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AlarmClock.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—for instance C:\Program Files (x86)\GIGABYTE\smart6\timelock\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,011,712 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 4,995,368 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. AlarmClock.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with AlarmClock.exe, you can use the software publisher's support site or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSmart TimeLock B or at BIOS.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AlarmClock.exe. Therefore, you should check the AlarmClock.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Teil von Gigabytes Smart 6 time lock
  dshones   (further information)
This utility comes with gigabyte MBs and is for helping parents manage computer hours of use. Since similar control is already built into W7, this utility offers only a little added value.
  Erick   (further information)
Huge memory hog for a useless exe
Useless OEM junk, run TAKEOWN on it's files and delete them.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of AlarmClock.exe: based on 7 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving AlarmClock issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AlarmClock. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AlarmClock.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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