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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Windows Process Information: smss.exe

Process name: Session Manager Subsystem

smss.exe is a process which is a part of the Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is called the Session Manager Subsystem and is responsible for handling sessions on your system. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

Other instances of SMSS.EXE:
  • smss.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.
Warning: Multiple instances of SMSS may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.

Recommendation

smss.exe should not be disabled as it is required for essential applications to function properly.

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