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smss.exe

File Name: smss.exe
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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:
Foxylady559
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User process necessary to run system.
cristian
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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).
Bill Gates
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Totalmente Necessário
Bruce McLendon
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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.
claudexp
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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
c
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You have to have it.
no user
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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).
Michel Hugeat
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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).
cddaugherty
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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
bill gates
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very dangerous when infected with brontok
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