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I suspect that both are legimate, but why would there be TWO installed smss.exe ? Starts the kernel and user modes of the Win32 subsystem. It is a mass-sending spam messages. Description: The original smss.exe from Microsoft is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems.

Mametov Alexander it CAN be a virus, just check if there is just ONE smss.exe in your process list, if more: VIRUS ALERT! :) If it's smss.exe then safe if SMSS.exe/EXE Please post a reply on this site In Need of Help I've been using smss.exe with SP1 for many years now, with no adverse effects! quick solution quick solution Reimage is a tool to detect malware.You need to purchase full version to remove infections. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command.

Plus on my pop up it states si in the top upper portion of the pop up for smss.exe. So if it is in system delete it, if it is system32 then compare it to original. Only seen it about a year ago (2009), usually only get this virus if the user is an novice & don't know how to delete the temp files after surfing the Reply Bogdan Bele December 23, 2013 at 9:00 am # Hi Don, Try showing processes from all users.

Recommended: Identify smss .exe related errors Important: Some malware camouflages itself as smss .exe. smss.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because antivirus programs flag Flood.F Trojan as a trojan, but also because other sites consider it a Trojan as well. However, if Winlogon or Csrss end unexpectedly, the smss.exe process makes the system hang and stop responding. Greg seems to be trojan.

it's located in \%windir%\system32 and ..\dllcache. Many antiviruses couldn't clean any infections that do infect this file Hossam If it's located in the "C:\WINDOWS\Fonts" directory, then it's a virus, it could cause booting problems, destroying other programs Try also to search the killer. it also had services.exe and other malware programs in there Baloney My AVG anti virus detects this file as a VIRUS, but for some reason will not get rid of it.

Vulnerability Since we’re talking about a Windows system process, and a critical one at that, it’s normal for smss.exe to be targeted by malware. vinod May or may not be a virus, it depends if it has been attacked or not. smss.exe is a process which is a part of the Microsoft Windows Operating System. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan.

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This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. http://www.file.net/process/smss%20.exe.html How to recognize suspicious variants? but they make system slow.... virus Not dangerous, its an important file.

Taking the advice of 'if its not in System32 file delete it' I deleted the whole folder. El verdadero esta en win32. If you find a file of this name in anywhere other than the "windows/system32" folder, it is in all likelyhood malware. It is executed during the startup process of Windows NT, Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003 and Vista.

Flood.F Trojan is likely a Trojan and as such, presents a serious vulnerability which should be fixed immediately! A Backdoor install a different file in the %windows%\system directory. the smss.exe is only using 52k or memory so that makes me believe that it is not a trojan. Check if windows is running more than one smss.exe, if it is then you have a virus.

Only seen it about a year ago (2009), usually only get this virus if the user is an novice & don't know how to delete the temp files after surfing the Look its properties by clicking right properties. CBB It shows up as a nero image file and is hidden adn accompanied bu other files too .

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When I open task manager and other programs, it is minimized. It closes the window from wherever i accessed it. zee I found smssxp loading in taskmanager. See also: Link Danh system file daniel The smss.exe is trying to connect to the internet and as a system file it should not.

Omkar i do have smss.exe virus from a rogue flashstick in "c:\windows\system32 " - yes there is a space. It sttempts to load and access the internet using lsass.exe from your local IP assigned address to a remote server IP address (like :389) using UDP (outbound) protocol. Use the Advice below: Advice: If your Computer seems Sluggish, or you see some unwanted Advertisements, redirects to the strange websites, then we recommend you to scan the system with reputable Also, it closes the task manager automatically when it is one of the processes.

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