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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 9/5/2014 6:53:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
2 Status 0xb3efde4b2cc3ac949bcde7a89712afcf 9/5/2014 5:04:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
3 Status 0xbd7fb0957c716f1a60333aee04de2178 9/5/2014 3:41:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
4 Status 0xf07c69367770a1c129a22f9158afaa2b 9/5/2014 5:04:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 44 KB
5 Status 0x4a3baa168ad14f39e599772e8e020a6c 9/5/2014 2:09:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
6 Status 0xde91dcc7bc55e940979097e98f743205 9/4/2014 8:14:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
7 Status 0x16742790895960690237a5143cedec8b 9/4/2014 7:20:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
8 Status 0x48e430297da757f5cc2793ccfacad5e7 9/4/2014 3:43:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
9 Status 0x2bd9c20af61f90905d3f1997a5bb5f9a 9/4/2014 8:24:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
10 Status 0xe1288d47864e5788b4e04f0fe580f5ce 9/3/2014 8:31:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
11 Status 0x47aa35c22def2b265449b7ccdf4251ae 9/3/2014 4:18:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
12 Status 0x2786e578607b08d5f756eac3b7d966ac 9/3/2014 12:02:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
13 Status 0x4a0c10d2dda60af3fede2d54a524fe7e 9/1/2014 12:57:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
14 Status 0xbddac60bdebbf51e71b2b65ebf80ed90 9/1/2014 11:32:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 44 KB
15 Status 0xf7d4aabdfdb4a0db9cc2cfec9b04ae1e 8/30/2014 4:56:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
16 Status 0xa6a6e04496e41962384acdd9d026f20c 8/29/2014 5:20:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
17 Status 0x6701ddaf68bede6bbeea9d514d73a35b 8/26/2014 6:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 62 KB
18 Status 0xcaa75757bb3695478c23cb0624342a61 8/24/2014 1:01:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 61 KB
19 Status 0x3d0f7d67af801c313be733b2f05bfa0e 8/21/2014 9:07:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
20 Status 0xbe7480c91e89eb82fc080f772c220ae4 8/18/2014 3:12:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 62 KB
21 Status 0x11dd2b00d520543e627d8a94e0f8d727 8/16/2014 9:21:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
22 Status 0x94a7f93ec216d25bddfec60448784597 8/13/2014 10:42:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
23 Status 0xdeea6e1dbf7b2576a967d778c47a5ded 8/13/2014 1:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
24 Status 0x9b08a8c6331c2da9c30377bcb4262721 8/12/2014 6:56:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
25 Status 0xd9ab90b6547481c93e40af206d10f90f 8/11/2014 6:55:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB



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