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: 18 March 2016 at 12:06 pm
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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 N/A Executable 012ee044bafaa00a
9ca05dc42f4acb6c
e7492d6d
99d1e5ed842dc555
6d798e4947aabad2
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 620db3ffc1775381
f4040c33c5dc7dc8
aa193c29
4897429805b903c0
b6a0cb9b2faf554c
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.Banke
r.Gen
No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 8fac57263a3b63a8
df12cb98f746afb1
03f34979
ddfca64a22482130
31fea414b062d21f
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.Banke
r.Gen
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 Light Star Information Executable 94c5b3479917934a
666ccd57f25ec916
98733c6a
abded8eb17ac7d81
2060ddec24dc3835
Yes 0, 0, 0,
104
0, 0, 0,
104
United States
2 ServiceEx Executable 9e98d45dfcc51a84
6ca550be9732daf7
3d529a85
e49786f0bdd83376
3b57c447d1379335
No 0, 2, 0, 1 0, 2, 0, 1 United States
3 ReactOS Development Team Executable 5978c48c69f1dc54
3645df31eeea2c83
4cd89528
4fa465bd968272e8
79b4e72faf60e065
No 0.4.7 0.4.7 10.108.51.194/32
4 ReactOS Development Team Executable f909c59210789d0c
bbc2f2c6a1c16273
c803c3d2
6b8e9ef11a098735
1c7556d0d133974f
No 0.4.7 0.4.7 10.108.51.194/32
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