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Smss.exe is the execution file Session Management Subsystem, which is a part of the Windows Operating system and is responsible for starting and handling the user session, lauching the Winlogon and Win32(Csrss.exe) process, as well as setting system variables. After it has launched these processes, it waits for either Winlogon or Csrss to end. If this happens normally, the system shuts down; if it happens unexpectedly, Smss.exe causes the system to stop responding (hang). Smss.exe is an essential part of windows and is very important for the stable and secure running of computer. The smss.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, smss.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm.

Other instance of smss.exe:

Many malware programs try to look like legitimate computer processes and the smss.exe trojan is one of them.
Many times malware in the form of smss.exe is a trojan called Flood.F. Flood.F is considered to be a serious security risk. Like most trojans, Flood.F can steal or reveal sensitive data or documents. Many computer users that are infiltrated by a trojan horse can be subjected to their personal and financial information being stolen and used for credit card fraud or identity theft.

Recommendation:

smss.exe is an essential part of Windows and required for Windows to work properly. It should never be disabled. But if he smss.exe file is not located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, it must be a virus, spyware or trojan and you should remove it immediately.

Users Opinions

Freemy
nem ?rt?dik ki
popularity 2 negativ 38 report Report Abuse
sandroultimo
smss.exe is a process that is a part of the Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is called the Session Manager Subsystem and is responsible for processing the sessions on your system. This program is important for the stable and secure functioning of your computer and should not be terminated. smss.exe is a process necessary because the Windows system functions properly. It should not be removed.
popularity 7 negativ 21 report Report Abuse
Bill Phelps
no problems a neccessary process
popularity 6 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
Darren
Window's Session Manager Sub-System.
popularity 118 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
stulena
virus?
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porky pine
i cannot believe the idiots that put their stupid 2 cents in.
popularity 14 negativ 28 report Report Abuse
Nolanenberg
C'est un PROCESSUS CRITIQUE! C'est fiable. Il ne faut PAS le désactiver!
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Benney
This is the session manager subsystem, which is responsible for starting the user session. This process is initiated by the main system thread and is responsible for various activities, including launching the Winlogon and Win32 (Csrss.exe) processes, and setting system variables. After it has launched these processes, it waits for either Winlogon or Csrss to end. If this happens normally, the system shuts down; if it happens unexpectedly, Smss.exe causes the system to stop responding (hang). Note: The smss.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, smss.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! Check this with Security Task Manager.
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w gallacher
is this dangerous
popularity 1 negativ 14 report Report Abuse
D
trust it
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max2478
smss.exe è un processo che è una parte del Microsoft Windows Operating System. È chiamato il Session Manager Subsystem ed è responsabile del trattamento delle sessioni sul vostro system. Questo programma è importante per il funzionamento stabile e sicuro del vostro calcolatore e non dovrebbe essere terminato
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Arturo
este archivo es bueno o malo ?? ultimamnete mi lap ha estado algo rara se pasama se bloquea etc
popularity 1 negativ 2 report Report Abuse
KIKO
iS A TROJAN iF NOT GIVE YOU ANY COMPANY'S NAME, IS A VIRUS.
popularity 6 negativ 58 report Report Abuse
KIKO
fOR ME, THIS IS A VIRUS: THE FIRTS TIME THAT i SAW THAT, IT WAS WHEN AVAST SHOW ME THOSE LETTERS
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ANONIMOUS (This is a trojan/Use super antispyware)
Hay un archivo de windows con un nombre parecido, pero este es un espia. Es muy peligroso (y malicioso) y debe ser erradicado lo mas pronto posible. Es un troyano, el cual infecto mi otra PC (con windowa XP) y fue un caos total. Burlo el antivirus gratuito que tenia en aquella PC (avast de icono anaranjado). Es detectable con "SuperAnti Spyware". En aquella ocacion, tube que formatear el disco duro... pero ahora, mi pericia le gana a este maligno.
popularity 2 negativ 24 report Report Abuse
ANONIMOUS (This is a trojan/Use super antispyware)
Don´t you see that not give you any information when you go to propieties? is a trojan. i had to "formatear" my other PC. This trojan is dangerous. Take action, BUT NOW!
popularity 12 negativ 2 report Report Abuse
Nick
Absolutely Neccesary! Do not disable
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mallik
Seems Used by Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008. When I close MSSQLSMS This will not be there in process list.
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CO
This is the session manager subsystem, which is responsible for starting the user session. This process is initiated by the system thread and is responsible for various activities, including launching the Winlogon and Win32 (Csrss.exe) processes and setting system variables. After it has launched these processes, it waits for either Winlogon or Csrss to end. If this happens "normally," the system shuts down; if it happens unexpectedly, Smss.exe causes the system to stop responding (hang). The SMSS.exe file MUST always be located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. If you find that there is an smss.exe located in another folder, then be aware that it is probably malware.
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Franklyn
How to down or close this socket  More information
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