How to Remove “smss.exe”

What is smss.exe?


smss.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Session Manager Subsystem. This is responsible for handling sessions on your system and belongs to Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32 The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as smss.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

How to check if your computer is infected with smss.exe  malware?       


Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with smss.exe  malware
  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the smss.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites the other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private information
When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the smss.exe file and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Windows\System32 then the system is not affected by smss.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by smss.exe malware.
 
How to remove the smss.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the smss.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 April 2008 at 1:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5a85f9cbb7194a31
bb00b9c0d7fd1aa1
ae67aea4
32248fa111afb478
c1e524481d4ab759
Unclassified
Malware
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 37dcba75a2802fc5
38daf877de145a55
51ff2af7
12cdf18093bf1304
1ad1c26d342c18bf
Unclassified
Malware
No 5.3.4.1337
3413
5.3.4.1337
3413
United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 023bf375bd38cfdc
c08ae61929939fd3
b4042943
25c2951c94855b25
070753f495c28731
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.09 1.09 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 7a3b8cf3d1bad14c
d928ce6dec94563e
ddc655d8
6979d5f94b45f057
07e6d89003a8fe0b
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDow
nloader.VB.a
nr
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 2:43 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 14e6244247149562
05baa8dee6c484da
e71a0a1f
7be6a8f73865a41b
7b6383b184e0016a
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable a81b48a5d6a06543
ed36b7e6ea75c5e5
2b79dd37
1674279089596069
0237a5143cedec8b
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable bfce23c94c5df031
45ece390328daf67
659ef789
a66e7ca9ca482131
f03eaa0782479477
No 5.1.2600.2
149
(xpsp_sp2_
rc2.040610
-1520)
5.1.2600.2
149
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 406503e95e8bf9b3
87b201aac141520e
5f266ff4
5f816c1f539266d2
d4c78694239da0b5
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
 
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