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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

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
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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 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x5f816c1f539266d2d4c78694239da0b5 4/20/2019 5:15:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
2 Status 0xbd7fb0957c716f1a60333aee04de2178 2/26/2019 11:11:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
3 Status 0x47aa35c22def2b265449b7ccdf4251ae 1/1/2019 5:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
4 Status 0x861851d80ea8b9545b72cb8319f6448c 10/29/2018 8:12:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
5 Status 0x48e430297da757f5cc2793ccfacad5e7 6/17/2018 3:23:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
6 Status 0x1c51b0658c30da05a8b9f195dbe82418 6/5/2018 4:39:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
7 Status 0x4a3baa168ad14f39e599772e8e020a6c 5/15/2018 3:20:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
8 Status 0x059568113b0940bcdfd5f17b698ce9e9 4/28/2018 3:45:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
9 Status 0x7dc9b3d9736f803bf2716979a419db27 3/20/2018 8:15:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
10 Status 0x8e5870b864c38a3b766f9f0a23fb70c4 12/31/2017 10:32:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 86 KB
11 Status 0xdeea6e1dbf7b2576a967d778c47a5ded 11/15/2017 12:53:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
12 Status 0x3d951be0c2a665d04a23151511493c90 10/7/2017 3:13:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
13 Status 0x2bd9c20af61f90905d3f1997a5bb5f9a 9/1/2017 7:59:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
14 Status 0xd1431b9881646ca9597cb965557dd84e 8/20/2017 4:30:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
15 Status 0xb3efde4b2cc3ac949bcde7a89712afcf 6/19/2017 5:43:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
16 Status 0x1b30e9af06cd2d24a8e781907d5cbeee 4/12/2017 1:15:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
17 Status 0xe3983e1d8659741c5fed623146d213ec 2/18/2017 10:02:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
18 Status 0x53dddfb553f4fa2d7e463f7faf7e2f4a 2/11/2017 7:13:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
19 Status 0xaf701625e4506f5bd6aab609e825ed90 12/30/2016 1:58:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
20 Status 0xa6a6e04496e41962384acdd9d026f20c 11/20/2016 9:42:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
21 Status 0x9b08a8c6331c2da9c30377bcb4262721 11/7/2016 2:49:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
22 Status 0xde91dcc7bc55e940979097e98f743205 10/27/2016 3:23:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
23 Status 0x16742790895960690237a5143cedec8b 10/17/2016 12:08:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
24 Status 0x6701ddaf68bede6bbeea9d514d73a35b 8/24/2016 7:33:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 62 KB
25 Status 0x697e132d09d06a4d201aaa3fec6c760a 8/13/2016 6:30:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB


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