smss.exe Windows process description

smss.exe popularity: Unknown

Windows 10, Windows 7, XP or Vista software, task, program or application with exename smss.exe

Specific issues and troubleshooting:

What is smss.exe - purpose and description:

smss.exe, called the Session Manager SubSystem is responsible for handling sessions on your system. This program should not be terminated.
Note: This process name is also reported as a virus or trojan (PWSteal.Wowcraft.B, W32.Dalbug.Worm, Adware.DreamAd, W32.Resdoc, Adware.Advision, Backdoor.IRC.Flood.F, Backdoor.IRC.Aladinz.O,...). In this case, the running process is a security risk and should be removed immediately.


Ports opened by this process:

This process opens 0 ports. See details of ports opened by smss.exe

smss.exe Security risk rating: N/A
Trojan and malware info: N/A*
Typical errors: File not found, An error occurred in file, Not responding, Application Error 0x, Howto delete, stop, run, remove and find the file.
Note: N/A means "Not available". That means that now we have no information if this process is harmful or not.

Operating system distribution

smss.exe was seen on this operating systems:

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Latest user reviews

Summary: 1 user(s) rated this process.
Average security risk: Very low

Average user rating of smss.exe: 1 1 based on 1 votes and/or 1 reviews.

Disclaimer: this user reviews are provided "as is" without any warranty. Reviews are uncensored opinions submitted by our users. We are not responsible for the content of these User Reviews.

User (IP) Security risk
98.66.185.* Very low
basic part of microsoft windows operating system

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smss.exe version list:

The name smss.exe can be used by many programs from different vendors. Also, the same vendor can create smss.exe in more than one version. Thus, we distinguish between all such variants by so called "checksum". Checksum is unique number identifying particular version of smss.exe:

Security Checksum (MD5) Version Location Size (bytes) Manufacturer
N/A None - Unknown -
N/A 3DB959B1 5.10.0294 None 52224 - Unknown -
N/A 44877933 5.10.0431 None 51712 - Unknown -
N/A FFFFFFFF None - Unknown -
N/A 26f13d7c None - Unknown -
N/A ff76bca2 None - Unknown -
N/A f0371de302ffff8f086661611be60848 6.1.7601.18113 C:/Windows/winsxs/amd64_micro… 112640 Microsoft Corporation
Windows Session Manager
N/A 1911a3356fa3f77ccc825ccbac038c2a 6.1.7600.16385 C:/Windows/winsxs/amd64_micro… 112640 Microsoft Corporation
Windows Session Manager
N/A b2b31d4c79efd883097fa24d02e79c12 6.1.7601.22436 C:/Windows/winsxs/amd64_micro… 112640 Microsoft Corporation
Windows Session Manager

Help us: where is smss.exe located on your harddisk?

"C:\Program files\%subfolder%\"

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