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What is smss.exe? Session Manager SubSystem

Vendor:      Microsoft
Product:     Microsoft
Vendor Website:      http://www.microsoft.com/
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

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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: SMSS.EXE - The session manager subsystem is responsible for starting the user session. *CHECK THE PATH* \Windows\system32\smss.exe is the legitimate file.

smss.exe is an essential part of Windows and required for Windows to work properly. It should never be disabled.

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smss.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: 22.81%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 0 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
smss.exe

MD5 Hashes
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0xd2a72c71cd6c18a99e920ec5761f0c7d 11/23/2013 2:42:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
2 Status 0x18ce0d0dcb7af0d3e67ecf12bde1382d 11/12/2013 3:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 63 KB
3 Status 0xec745c0949b101129ab6d39cd63808a6 7/31/2013 12:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
4 Status 0xb24bf638652522bb5e14ab7993fd4a5d 5/26/2013 12:40:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
5 Status 0xbe7480c91e89eb82fc080f772c220ae4 4/17/2013 5:03:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 62 KB
6 Status 0xde91dcc7bc55e940979097e98f743205 4/10/2013 8:44:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
7 Status 0x8e5870b864c38a3b766f9f0a23fb70c4 10/28/2012 12:51:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 86 KB
8 Status 0x2578ebc27cf9f66db1749938daff414d 9/26/2012 3:45:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 86 KB
9 Status 0x5f816c1f539266d2d4c78694239da0b5 2/8/2012 4:56:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
10 Status 0x97e9b4a202e645e7826be7597b335c47 2/8/2012 4:25:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 52 KB
11 Status 0xbd7fb0957c716f1a60333aee04de2178 2/8/2012 3:38:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
12 Status 0xa6a6e04496e41962384acdd9d026f20c 2/8/2012 2:58:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
13 Status 0x48e430297da757f5cc2793ccfacad5e7 2/8/2012 12:14:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
14 Status 0xaf701625e4506f5bd6aab609e825ed90 2/7/2012 8:12:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
15 Status 0x16742790895960690237a5143cedec8b 2/7/2012 7:29:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
16 Status 0xbddac60bdebbf51e71b2b65ebf80ed90 2/7/2012 6:42:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 44 KB
17 Status 0x2bd9c20af61f90905d3f1997a5bb5f9a 2/7/2012 4:12:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
18 Status 0xb4c08d31e8c2ea9d76f892052a6fcaeb 2/7/2012 3:21:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
19 Status 0x47aa35c22def2b265449b7ccdf4251ae 2/7/2012 2:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
20 Status 0xdeea6e1dbf7b2576a967d778c47a5ded 2/7/2012 2:17:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
21 Status 0xf07c69367770a1c129a22f9158afaa2b 2/7/2012 6:05:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 44 KB
22 Status 0xed12d92a7b26e99e3a5bf4b043f7314e 2/7/2012 4:06:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 44 KB
23 Status 0x011a3ab949478d4e060eb0cb482b42c9 2/7/2012 3:24:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
24 Status 0x3d0f7d67af801c313be733b2f05bfa0e 2/6/2012 9:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
25 Status 0x610205ca596bb9707181479459290935 2/6/2012 8:53:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB



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