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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.

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Han Solo
Don't know if it's Microsoft
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Setanta
my ssms.exe shows up via Glary Utilities as file type 0e*@* IS THIS A VIRUS...Help appreciated.
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no user
confiavel
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Moacir Júnior
Essencial para o funcionamento do windows
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clebert dos santos
essencial para o windons
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aa26668
This is a component of the Microsoft Windows NT operating system. Refer to Wikipedia for definition and description of \"smss.exe\".  More information
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Matt
people on this forum in general need to start giving info other than good/bad - is it possible, for instance, to change the priority? provided you don\'t mind waiting a bit longer when your computer hangs - putting this proess on \"low\" should be fine.
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Mocosoft
El archivo \"smss.exe\" es el cliente de IRC que se conecta a un servidor por el puerto 6667. Los demás son archivos usados por el troyano, pero no poseen código malicioso, y por lo tanto no suelen ser detectados por los antivirus. El troyano crea la siguiente entrada en el registro para autoejecutarse en próximos reinicios de Windows: HKLM\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run SMSS = c:\\windows\\system32\\catroot\\msa\\smss.exe Una vez en memoria, el troyano realiza las siguientes acciones: 1. Intenta conectarse a un servidor de IRC por el puerto 6667 y queda a la espera de comandos. 2. Intenta lanzar el archivo \"vlxd.exe\" en forma remota a través de recursos compartidos en red. Se utiliza para ello una herramienta legítima, \"psexec.exe\". Esta herramienta es conocida como \"PsExec\". Antes, el archivo \"smss.exe\" es copiado en la computadora remota. El troyano intenta una combinación de nombres de usuarios y contraseñas para acceder a las máquinas remotas.  More information
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Amber Mcartur
it\'s okay
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bill gates
very dangerous when infected with brontok
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cddaugherty
This is ok as long as it\'s in the win32 folder. the SMSS.exe file is always 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  More information
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Michel Hugeat
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).
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no user
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).
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c
You have to have it.
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claudexp
service systeme indispensable à la stabilité de windows,comme tous les fichiers .exe = (exécutable) peut être infecté. je vous envois un lien pour un site expliquant chacun des services tournants sous windows xp dans mon prochain commentaire
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Bruce McLendon
This is Window\'s Session Manager Subsystem and should not be terminated or disabled. It does NOT use the network and runs in the background. There are cases where this applet can be infected.
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Bill Gates
Totalmente Necessário
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cristian
Este é o gerenciador de sessão subsistema, que é responsável por iniciar a sessão usuário. Este processo é iniciado pelo sistema fio e é responsável por diversas atividades, incluindo o lançamento das Winlogon e Win32 (Csrss.exe) processos e sistema de fixação variáveis. Depois de ter lançado estes processos, espera - se Winlogon ou Csrss ao fim. Caso isso aconteça \"normalmente\", o sistema fecha para baixo; Se isso acontecer inesperadamente, Smss.exe faz com que o sistema parasse de responder (pendurar).
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Foxylady559
User process necessary to run system.
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