ssp.exe is a application which is most likely legit. So, if ssp.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against potential security problems.
Usually, the default filename and directory where the application is stored is
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos System Protection\ssp.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is c07bb5ffb85e64df1ab67e17188df22f.
This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which perform useful functions to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.
64-bit code has been detected. This program can use the full power of a current PC processor.
The description stored in the file is Sophos System Protection Service Executable.
File version stored as a property 18.104.22.168.
Producer Sophos Limited.
Intellectual property rights notice Copyright 1989-2016 Sophos Limited..
Some dangerous functions of Windows have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.
ssp.exe is digitally signed. Today most clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to ssp.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Sophos Limited
Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is good. si are uninstall.