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 March 2018 at 9:51 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 boy Executable 827aef0a17b1e5f0
d5206963cab75fa0
0a2bba37
537ac7541497d073
f071f492a1305228
Worm.Win32.D
ropper.RA
No 2.5.1.7 2.5.1.7 31.8.40.152/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 63182c1698320b7b
994414337d239b5b
a9ab99ee
4649168b8f6571be
654b6e6fea0f69db
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.3.9600.1
7031
(winblue_g
dr.140221-
1952)
6.3.9600.1
7031
United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 297d23d4bf259221
9059a38aad61a4a8
181ae136
eebcc4b397e0bc9b
4d115c1457485413
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United Kingdom N/A
4 N/A Executable a0e039c4de36df00
bcd29fac800ca011
8ee835ef
613be5f04e08d989
e5137427c897652b
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 11:24 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Light Star Information Executable 94c5b3479917934a
666ccd57f25ec916
98733c6a
abded8eb17ac7d81
2060ddec24dc3835
Yes 0, 0, 0,
104
0, 0, 0,
104
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1c737ed5d5abf801
fb6a2c7d35ab0b8e
2c9bf72b
780cf4817aff0aa2
82aef468bbd79e63
No 4.00 4.00 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6cfdcf6a224a06a6
33666adbb39af9a6
ecf9b322
79a9614e6076867f
8f7a6251cbb336a4
No 4.00 4.00 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable d6f56cbf9d3ef411
760ad68f9fce9b5e
b52d55c0
89b91aeee4c0c5d3
708c0f177c97b630
Yes 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
10.108.51.116/32
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