smss.exe Windows process description

Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows 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 immediatelly.

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.

Clean and speed up your computer

You know it: the longer you own your computer, the slower it runs and the more often it stucks.
EUROBYTE TOOLS speeds up more than 1 million computers around the world. Try it now:

Download and install EUROBYTE TOOLS

Related posts for smss.exe

See Related Forum Messages: Follow the Links Below to View Complete Thread

Can't list all process on windows 7 64 bit
C# Kill all processes not essential to running Windows
Geting the file size of a system application on windows in C++
how to compile to reduce memory /STACK doesn't seem to change anything?
custom search bar on my custom homepage
Strange character in textoutput when piping from tasklist command WIN7
Replacing winlogon.exe in windows embedded
Can a wmic processes table (within the command prompt window) be sorted by a value?
Subprocess.Popen() : hide the cmd shell

Latest user reviews

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

Average user rating of smss.exe: 5 5 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

Related: Users searching for smss.exe also searched for those from our Windows process DB:
sptd.sys cfp.exe ntkrnlpa.exe hidfind.exe consent.exe switchboard.exe werfault.exe trustedinstaller.exe grpconv.exe funshioninstall.exe bservice.exe driver.exe df.exe conhost.exe cli.exe cfpupdat.exe ccsvchst.exe avp.exe avastsvc.exe atiedxx.exe runit.exe lnkstash.exe neoscheduler.exe igateway.exe taskman.exe tekras.exe james.exe svnservice.exe svnserve.exe miranda32.exe

New: Windows dynamic link library DB: cmdscope.dll, ver. , cmdstat.dll, ver. , cmdtrust.dll, ver. , cmdupdps.dll, cmdurlflt.dll, cmdvrt64.dll, CMedia.dll, CMFFld80.dll, CMFFnd80.dll, cmfrtcsp.dll, cmgr32.dll, cmids3d.dll, CMIRmDriver.dll, cmirmdrv.dll, cmiwcnfg.dll, dllhost etc...

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 variants of smss.exe using so called "checksum". Checksum is unique number identifying particular version of smss.exe:

Checksum (MD5) Version Size (in bytes) Manufacturer
f0371de302ffff8f086661611be60848 6.1.7601.18113 112640

Microsoft Corporation

1911a3356fa3f77ccc825ccbac038c2a 6.1.7600.16385 112640

Microsoft Corporation

b2b31d4c79efd883097fa24d02e79c12 6.1.7601.22436 112640

Microsoft Corporation

< unknown >
3DB959B1 5.10.0294 52224
44877933 5.10.0431 51712

Retypes: wxe, rxe, eze, ece, exw, exr, eexe, exxe, exee, amss, dmss, snss, s,ss, smas, smds, smsa, smsd, ssmss, smmss, smsss, smsss, mss, sss, sms, sms, zmzz,

Help us: where is located on your harddisk?

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

Clean and speed up your computer

You know it: the longer you own your computer, the slower it runs and the more often it stucks.
Can it be changed? Of course yes.

EUROBYTE TOOLS fixed to date 2.6 billions bugs on more than 1 million computers around the world.

It's quick, automatic and easy to use. Try it now:
Download and install EUROBYTE TOOLS

This web site and all information written here is for information purposes only, WITHOUT ANY VARANTY. YOU ARE USING THIS PAGES ON YOU OWN RISK. You should always verify the accuracy of information provided on this page. We pay a big attention to provide you with the correct information. However, many spyware and malware programs use filenames of usual, non-malware processes and DLLs. If we have included information about smss.exe that is inaccurate, we would appreciate your help by getting us know about your user review. Also, web links to software and DLL vendors are provided just for your conform, and we cannot guarantee its accuracy nor relevance with DLL or process listed on this page. We are not affiliated with this pages. We are not responsible for misprints on this site or changes occured since this page was published. The product, software and operating system names mentioned on this web site, can be copyrighted and registered trademarks of their owners.