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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Windows Process Information: sshd.exe

Process name: Cygwin OpenSSH Secure Shell Daemon

sshd.exe is a process belonging to the Cygwin OpenSSH Secure Shell Daemon which offers a encrypted and secure shell across the Internet. f you don't know why OpenSSH is on your system, you almost certainly do NOT want it. It is not installed by anything as default, and by its nature it can be used to bypass traditional security precautions.

Recommendation

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

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