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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 0x5f816c1f539266d2d4c78694239da0b5 11/27/2014 8:44:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
2 Status 0x3d0f7d67af801c313be733b2f05bfa0e 11/26/2014 9:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
3 Status 0xbd7fb0957c716f1a60333aee04de2178 11/26/2014 6:48:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
4 Status 0x2bd9c20af61f90905d3f1997a5bb5f9a 11/25/2014 3:41:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
5 Status 0x0958e61bf4f184029ae528b589cff176 11/24/2014 10:22:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
6 Status 0xe1288d47864e5788b4e04f0fe580f5ce 11/23/2014 9:25:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
7 Status 0x4a3baa168ad14f39e599772e8e020a6c 11/23/2014 6:36:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
8 Status 0x48e430297da757f5cc2793ccfacad5e7 11/22/2014 6:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
9 Status 0xbe7480c91e89eb82fc080f772c220ae4 11/20/2014 11:56:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 62 KB
10 Status 0xb3efde4b2cc3ac949bcde7a89712afcf 11/19/2014 12:57:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
11 Status 0xcaa75757bb3695478c23cb0624342a61 11/18/2014 8:18:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 61 KB
12 Status 0xde91dcc7bc55e940979097e98f743205 11/18/2014 10:44:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
13 Status 0xaf701625e4506f5bd6aab609e825ed90 11/14/2014 8:56:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
14 Status 0x97e9b4a202e645e7826be7597b335c47 11/13/2014 5:40:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 52 KB
15 Status 0xddd9bd9c8d7dc5c765c852b24448327b 11/9/2014 8:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
16 Status 0xf07c69367770a1c129a22f9158afaa2b 11/4/2014 5:04:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 44 KB
17 Status 0x2786e578607b08d5f756eac3b7d966ac 11/3/2014 2:17:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
18 Status 0xdeea6e1dbf7b2576a967d778c47a5ded 10/29/2014 7:17:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
19 Status 0xbddac60bdebbf51e71b2b65ebf80ed90 10/24/2014 4:24:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 44 KB
20 Status 0x47aa35c22def2b265449b7ccdf4251ae 10/19/2014 8:31:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
21 Status 0x94a7f93ec216d25bddfec60448784597 10/18/2014 11:42:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
22 Status 0x50f869c638e7892699734816d423236f 10/15/2014 4:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
23 Status 0xe3983e1d8659741c5fed623146d213ec 10/13/2014 2:05:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
24 Status 0x381dd3291f3af0c1f1e2a7f42dd21b61 10/7/2014 7:43:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
25 Status 0x70a9bcea4d3b3b4773f9a871f5feef57 10/3/2014 8:16:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB



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