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.


This process name was also misused as a cover name for some viruses
(in such case, the running process is a security risk and should be removed immediately)

Ports opened by this process:

It seems that this process opens no ports.


Key attributes

Is part of operating system:
Records keyboard or mouse events:
Is adware:
Can be deleted:

Typical errors: File not found, An error occurred in file, Not responding, Application Error 0x, Howto delete, stop, run, remove and find the file.

Operating system distribution

smss.exe was seen on this operating systems:


This process was seen in 0 directories. See all smss.exe locations

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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 - Unknown -
N/A 3DB959B1 5.10.0294 52224 - Unknown -
N/A 44877933 5.10.0431 51712 - Unknown -
N/A FFFFFFFF - Unknown -
N/A 26f13d7c - Unknown -
N/A ff76bca2 - 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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