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Program info

Estimated safety rating


smss.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus. So, if smss.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against threats.

Executable file path


The default filename and directory where this application is stored is

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is 5e06bdf5f57d4fc240c2d05e3f0d9729.

Is running as a service


This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.

Belongs to the operating system


smss.exe seems to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This application can use the full power of a modern computer processor.

Digitally signed


smss.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to smss.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows Publisher

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows Publisher

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.