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What is smss.exe? Session Manager SubSystem

Vendor:      Microsoft
Product:     Microsoft
Vendor Website:      http://www.microsoft.com/
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: SMSS.EXE - The session manager subsystem is responsible for starting the user session. *CHECK THE PATH* \Windows\system32\smss.exe is the legitimate file.

smss.exe is an essential part of Windows and required for Windows to work properly. It should never be disabled.

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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 22.81%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 0 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
smss.exe

MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 File Info Last Seen Signed Day Week Month Threat info
1 Status 0x1911a3356fa3f77ccc825ccbac038c2a More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 42 549 3332 Not Applicable
2 Status 0x1c8cdf81449bf9ea8fd88eab3a2ccd1e More File Information 10/30/2014 Signed 104 660 2614 Not Applicable
3 Status 0x035a7611d3293baac5b8c0bce513529f More File Information 10/30/2014 Signed 2 6 6 Not Applicable
4 Status 0xb24bf638652522bb5e14ab7993fd4a5d More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 1 26 95 Not Applicable
5 Status 0xcaa75757bb3695478c23cb0624342a61 More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 1 7 34 Not Applicable
6 Status 0x6701ddaf68bede6bbeea9d514d73a35b More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 2 16 268 Not Applicable
7 Status 0x41817d9b14bb56e621cb4fced6f04e50 More File Information 10/30/2014 Signed 2 15 16 Not Applicable
8 Status 0x16742790895960690237a5143cedec8b More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 2378 13461 90434 Not Applicable
9 Status 0x8e5870b864c38a3b766f9f0a23fb70c4 More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 19 129 549 Not Applicable
10 Status 0xbe7480c91e89eb82fc080f772c220ae4 More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 81 11901 23593 Not Applicable
11 Status 0xde91dcc7bc55e940979097e98f743205 More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 17544 59817 223563 Not Applicable
12 Status 0x98af15a94cd6ac37248e72e5fe789b35 More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 3 23 71 Not Applicable
13 Status 0xc37f36d08f06a7b0caf8c1ee9e4079a3 More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 1 1 1 Not Applicable
14 Status 0xd8564418bac13776e43db5f6b4fa775e More File Information 10/30/2014 Signed 3391 23100 84635 Not Applicable
15 Status 0x89b91aeee4c0c5d3708c0f177c97b630 More File Information 10/30/2014 Signed 30 267 999 Not Applicable
16 Status 0x08f850febdbde7c89017b6b0ca0d1cd2 More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 422 3392 17110 Not Applicable
17 Status 0xf0970a4bc8395659c22bf53d0fadf16f More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 27109 150394 714301 Not Applicable
18 Status 0x34b7b826716b166778ed454b7628ef5e More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 546 5328 33365 Not Applicable
19 Status 0x3442a918386d4716d74c661543151746 More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 2 9 20 Not Applicable
20 Status 0xfa64733bd65f52712f0545f56fdb4be6 More File Information 10/30/2014 Unsigned 7 100 9677 Not Applicable
21 Status 0x419178fffb027633e944c9f36418ef78 More File Information 10/29/2014 Signed 0 2 57 Not Applicable
22 Status 0xc17704ea5b0f83d78f1377075ffe1c89 More File Information 10/29/2014 Unsigned 0 2 16 Not Applicable
23 Status 0xf0371de302ffff8f086661611be60848 More File Information 10/29/2014 Unsigned 0 21 230 Not Applicable
24 Status 0x9fc8e8c0f344eae043740b72794da3cc More File Information 10/28/2014 Unsigned 0 2 24 Not Applicable
25 Status 0x18ce0d0dcb7af0d3e67ecf12bde1382d More File Information 10/28/2014 Unsigned 0 1 1 Not Applicable
26 Status 0x0378baaa57fd233e7856ce2847966d51 More File Information 10/26/2014 Signed 0 8 48 Not Applicable
27 Status 0x814a887abd18de3f8d4571d3075d9ce4 More File Information 10/25/2014 Signed 0 2 47 Not Applicable
28 Status 0xd8a5e3b8eb601b897ac78b060177e460 More File Information 10/21/2014 Unsigned 0 0 5 Not Applicable
29 Status 0xd2a72c71cd6c18a99e920ec5761f0c7d More File Information 10/11/2014 Unsigned 0 0 1 Not Applicable
30 Status 0x362c49c769d938b1fb6648d240bf5c76 More File Information 8/21/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
31 Status 0x035d5f359dd790ce07613296b10b7947 More File Information 8/17/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
32 Status 0x231335b87a9450cadfeee11690a3fde3 More File Information 8/17/2014 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
33 Status 0x8db29747c0783e285c3e183866fb8710 More File Information 8/17/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
34 Status 0x1ec8fd151e5d2ee6fdafca67690188d1 More File Information 5/27/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
35 Status 0xa2416869d641a6d32f25d407be6acc1c More File Information 5/21/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
36 Status 0xb2b31d4c79efd883097fa24d02e79c12 More File Information 5/13/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
37 Status 0x43b972c0208f5a4f0bac861395233e94 More File Information 4/16/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
38 Status 0x5f816c1f539266d2d4c78694239da0b5 More File Information 3/4/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
39 Status 0x731772ad357cbcee7b560a44aa7ead47 More File Information 2/17/2014 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
40 Status 0x02947901e82a07aee2390cdb4ee6352f More File Information 12/30/2013 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
41 Status 0x634e0b45780f502304592c5615a31089 More File Information 10/4/2013 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
42 Status 0xf2b9fd8c6a8726d91a2c8969f0384389 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
43 Status 0x195f953e6cf18d2c6bd8efd9f54fecb6 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
44 Status 0x4c37cd5c55af9f887696e90adbcdd53e More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Realtime-Spy (fs)
45 Status 0x2ec74882452b6f8608c5142aac7b7fd4 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Realtime-Spy (fs)
46 Status 0x9a98937a980831729d21343754ff9d59 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
47 Status 0x00ab6ce0652758d3809c681a3690adf9 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
48 Status 0xe037f4c0b8cd2e4cc28adaf0ffd310ea More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
49 Status 0x224a6e86250714fab69901a81296fdfd More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Powp.gen (v)
50 Status 0x3c3393c92a73a3006c7b706dac54a812 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
51 Status 0x2578ebc27cf9f66db1749938daff414d More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
52 Status 0x5497ce5ba102d2d6ffaa945cfc366d4f More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
53 Status 0x1c8322641b3d3317255dfb580ca1e6f0 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
54 Status 0x3ff52d97d6755b6683fb1d9f1cabdc4d More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
55 Status 0xeeb378d89ef48e6ed5dcc3e08571a5a5 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
56 Status 0x82ecc52d772c4376b46d5d52bcfc8074 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
57 Status 0x8f6b4fc8015f8b0281e5239836585af6 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
58 Status 0x696e39bed49ee11361798bf7cce17197 More File Information No Data Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x5f816c1f539266d2d4c78694239da0b5 10/31/2014 9:45:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
2 Status 0xddd9bd9c8d7dc5c765c852b24448327b 10/30/2014 3:34:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
3 Status 0x4a3baa168ad14f39e599772e8e020a6c 10/30/2014 1:49:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
4 Status 0x48e430297da757f5cc2793ccfacad5e7 10/30/2014 1:10:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
5 Status 0xde91dcc7bc55e940979097e98f743205 10/30/2014 4:40:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
6 Status 0xdeea6e1dbf7b2576a967d778c47a5ded 10/29/2014 7:17:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
7 Status 0xbd7fb0957c716f1a60333aee04de2178 10/28/2014 5:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
8 Status 0xcaa75757bb3695478c23cb0624342a61 10/28/2014 3:05:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 61 KB
9 Status 0xbe7480c91e89eb82fc080f772c220ae4 10/25/2014 10:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 62 KB
10 Status 0x2bd9c20af61f90905d3f1997a5bb5f9a 10/25/2014 3:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
11 Status 0xbddac60bdebbf51e71b2b65ebf80ed90 10/24/2014 4:24:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 44 KB
12 Status 0x47aa35c22def2b265449b7ccdf4251ae 10/19/2014 8:31:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
13 Status 0x94a7f93ec216d25bddfec60448784597 10/18/2014 11:42:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
14 Status 0xaf701625e4506f5bd6aab609e825ed90 10/17/2014 7:52:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
15 Status 0x50f869c638e7892699734816d423236f 10/15/2014 4:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
16 Status 0xf07c69367770a1c129a22f9158afaa2b 10/13/2014 11:23:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 44 KB
17 Status 0xe3983e1d8659741c5fed623146d213ec 10/13/2014 2:05:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
18 Status 0xe1288d47864e5788b4e04f0fe580f5ce 10/10/2014 11:03:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
19 Status 0x381dd3291f3af0c1f1e2a7f42dd21b61 10/7/2014 7:43:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
20 Status 0x70a9bcea4d3b3b4773f9a871f5feef57 10/3/2014 8:16:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
21 Status 0xed12d92a7b26e99e3a5bf4b043f7314e 9/26/2014 1:23:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 44 KB
22 Status 0xb3efde4b2cc3ac949bcde7a89712afcf 9/25/2014 8:49:00 AM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
23 Status 0x16742790895960690237a5143cedec8b 9/24/2014 7:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 68 KB
24 Status 0x697e132d09d06a4d201aaa3fec6c760a 9/21/2014 3:14:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB
25 Status 0x610205ca596bb9707181479459290935 9/16/2014 6:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown Session Manager SubSystem 49 KB



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