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smss.exe - Session Manager Subsystem

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The following Potential Threat is posed by smss.exe:

  • Because this process runs on most Windows systems and is well-known, it is often used by malware to slip into the system unnoticed.
  • If the smss.exe file is found in a directory other than C:\WINDOWS\System32, there's a possible security risk in the form of a Trojan, spyware, malware or a worm.

Information about the smss.exe process

Behind the smss.exe file hides a Microsoft Windows service called "Session Manager Subsystem", which is responsible for creation of environment variables, system start, creation of swap files and Windows user login.

The smss.exe process may cause errors! You should additionally conduct a free scan using simplifast FREE to check whether your system is compromised by active Windows services.

Other system processes, that often cause problems: