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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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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 Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 File Info Last Seen Signed Day Week Month Threat info
1 Status 0x1911a3356fa3f77ccc825ccbac038c2a More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 13 126 508 Not Applicable
2 Status 0xb24bf638652522bb5e14ab7993fd4a5d More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 3 39 188 Not Applicable
3 Status 0xcaa75757bb3695478c23cb0624342a61 More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 7 33 217 Not Applicable
4 Status 0x6701ddaf68bede6bbeea9d514d73a35b More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 5 138 295 Not Applicable
5 Status 0x814a887abd18de3f8d4571d3075d9ce4 More File Information 4/21/2014 Signed 28 244 1376 Not Applicable
6 Status 0x16742790895960690237a5143cedec8b More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 2 24 84 Not Applicable
7 Status 0x8e5870b864c38a3b766f9f0a23fb70c4 More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 33 200 739 Not Applicable
8 Status 0xbe7480c91e89eb82fc080f772c220ae4 More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 138 1063 11303 Not Applicable
9 Status 0xde91dcc7bc55e940979097e98f743205 More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 62 481 5173 Not Applicable
10 Status 0x98af15a94cd6ac37248e72e5fe789b35 More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 9 48 227 Not Applicable
11 Status 0x1c8cdf81449bf9ea8fd88eab3a2ccd1e More File Information 4/21/2014 Signed 35 230 316 Not Applicable
12 Status 0xd8564418bac13776e43db5f6b4fa775e More File Information 4/21/2014 Signed 480 2639 3610 Not Applicable
13 Status 0x89b91aeee4c0c5d3708c0f177c97b630 More File Information 4/21/2014 Signed 937 6698 31884 Not Applicable
14 Status 0x08f850febdbde7c89017b6b0ca0d1cd2 More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 997 5206 22337 Not Applicable
15 Status 0xf0970a4bc8395659c22bf53d0fadf16f More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 22911 211906 564376 Not Applicable
16 Status 0x34b7b826716b166778ed454b7628ef5e More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 292 4720 18802 Not Applicable
17 Status 0x9fc8e8c0f344eae043740b72794da3cc More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 4 17 118 Not Applicable
18 Status 0xf0371de302ffff8f086661611be60848 More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 7 35 124 Not Applicable
19 Status 0xfa64733bd65f52712f0545f56fdb4be6 More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 13 1397 4369 Not Applicable
20 Status 0xc17704ea5b0f83d78f1377075ffe1c89 More File Information 4/21/2014 Unsigned 6 15 86 Not Applicable
21 Status 0x43b972c0208f5a4f0bac861395233e94 More File Information 4/16/2014 Unsigned 0 1 1 Not Applicable
22 Status 0xb2b31d4c79efd883097fa24d02e79c12 More File Information 4/8/2014 Unsigned 0 0 4 Not Applicable
23 Status 0x18ce0d0dcb7af0d3e67ecf12bde1382d More File Information 3/30/2014 Unsigned 0 0 3 Not Applicable
24 Status 0xd2a72c71cd6c18a99e920ec5761f0c7d More File Information 3/24/2014 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
25 Status 0x5f816c1f539266d2d4c78694239da0b5 More File Information 3/4/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
26 Status 0x731772ad357cbcee7b560a44aa7ead47 More File Information 2/17/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
27 Status 0x02947901e82a07aee2390cdb4ee6352f More File Information 12/30/2013 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
28 Status 0x634e0b45780f502304592c5615a31089 More File Information 10/4/2013 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
29 Status 0x8f6b4fc8015f8b0281e5239836585af6 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
30 Status 0x696e39bed49ee11361798bf7cce17197 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
31 Status 0xc37f36d08f06a7b0caf8c1ee9e4079a3 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
32 Status 0x3c3393c92a73a3006c7b706dac54a812 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
33 Status 0x1ec8fd151e5d2ee6fdafca67690188d1 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
34 Status 0xf2b9fd8c6a8726d91a2c8969f0384389 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
35 Status 0x224a6e86250714fab69901a81296fdfd More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Powp.gen (v)
36 Status 0xe037f4c0b8cd2e4cc28adaf0ffd310ea More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
37 Status 0x00ab6ce0652758d3809c681a3690adf9 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
38 Status 0x9a98937a980831729d21343754ff9d59 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
39 Status 0x2ec74882452b6f8608c5142aac7b7fd4 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Realtime-Spy (fs)
40 Status 0x4c37cd5c55af9f887696e90adbcdd53e More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Realtime-Spy (fs)
41 Status 0x195f953e6cf18d2c6bd8efd9f54fecb6 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# 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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