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Program info

Estimated safety rating


smss.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if smss.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against potential security problems.

Executable file path


Usually, this application is located in C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this program is f3dc4781c85bf8cb5716d5086511802b.

Is running as a service


This program is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.

Belongs to the operating system


smss.exe appears 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 put to good use the full power of a modern computer cpu.

Digitally signed


smss.exe has a digital signature. Today most serious programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from smss.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows Publisher

Digitally signed by: 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 an uninstall command set up in registry.