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Program info

Estimated safety rating

 smss.exe

smss.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus. So, if smss.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against threats.

Executable file path

 C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe

The default filename and directory where the application is stored is
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file

 c2c989b9ec32183a7baf5c0d59a57042

The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is c2c989b9ec32183a7baf5c0d59a57042.

Is running as a service

 No

This program does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Belongs to the operating system

 Yes

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

Is a 64 bit executable file

 Yes

This is a x64 executable. It runs using the full capacity of modern computer processors.

Digitally signed

 Yes

smss.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most clean software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature

 Yes

The digital signature extracted from smss.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

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

 No

This application does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.