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: 01 April 2008 at 9:32 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable e14805297259cb87
4caf4bce8c84d828
c5afb704
348d0b90486f2480
c2a6033faf0f0bb8
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 1.5.25.66 1.5.25.66 United Kingdom N/A
2 N/A Executable 659085afa2dab8ee
8abca7071e329f13
b003051b
58aa9c1c75bfd50f
e0dd98dff7934250
ApplicUnsaf.
Win32.Remote
Admin
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4c830daf95367f03
a0c405490202f1f5
54e69e59
bf4795f04579bc69
cc0864bf91c82c6a
TrojWare.Win
32.Swisyn.hg
f
No 5.00.2784 5.00.2784 Bolivia N/A
4 N/A Executable bf5fb980c321f87b
3216d4a30a4f0a8b
31485a7f
6f433b130bcce1c4
5ab18279969fa3bd
Unclassified
Malware
No 5.3.4.1337
3413
5.3.4.1337
3413
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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 92c308d21495b6e4
a4f38cbb348e658e
c56a0c9a
e6555b70cc5c9d65
e2fdf035ea479c32
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ee8b39cf815b2b77
4389b157fb6801fd
5b1bf9a4
a8ee5d47b54be46b
b51d53ab4474e6d2
No 3.51 3.51 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 40cb2b55bf19e0fb
db7cb2d2facf7c01
34f30a68
5fc1148b1c2e23df
43e2c8739f2a6708
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 64541f924cd46f27
fd482eefe00bdb04
a49e0244
32d5d8666e082f56
7923db579b5390fc
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Internal Submission
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