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smss.exe

SOBER.K

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smss.exe. Is it a virus?


The smss.exe could be a SOBER.K. Sometimes it’s called BRONTOK-S, BRONTOK-A, KALEL-E, DLOADR-B, BOROBOT-J, BANCOS-CK, BANCOS-DD, SOBER-L, AUTORUN.DIB, KALEL-B, BANCBAN-QF, WOWCRAFT.B, 78CRACK-A, KALEL-D, MIFENG-K, BANCBAN-AN, WINSPY.AG, IRCBOT-FP, PROXYSER-R, AUTORUN-DV, SMALL-EK, DCMBOT-E, BRONTOK-CH, FLOOD.F and AGENT-TR.

It’s not absolutely clear which product this file is part of and who is its author. It’s a hidden file. This files starts on Windows startup. Smss.exe is usually located in the %WINDOWS% folder and its usual size is 4 bytes.

This file is a trojan. Trojans can steal important data from your computer. This file is a network worm. Worms can significantly decrease your Internet connection speed and download new malware onto your computer.


Recommendation


Disable and delete the smss.exe process as soon as possible. Most likely it is a virus, a trojan, or some other malware. Before disabling this file make sure it is not a legitimate file that is also called smss.exe.

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General Information


Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)

Details


Process: SOBER.KCommon path(s): %WINDOWS%
subfolder in %SYSTEM%
%PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%
%SYSTEM%
subfolder in %PROGRAM_FILES%
subfolder in %WINDOWS%
subfolder in C:
%PROGRAM_FILES%
subfolder in %PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON%
C:
Keywords(s): startup, trojan, worm, monitor, hiddenFilesize(s): 4 bytes, 578 bytes, 37,388 bytes, 52,224 bytes, 66,048 bytes, 21,118 bytes, 40,448 bytes, 44,286 bytes, 15,872 bytes, 38,400 bytes, 38,957 bytes, 1,284,419 bytes, 176,128 bytes, 3,824 bytes, 199,680 bytes, 17,484 bytes, 43,520 bytes, 62,976 bytes, 48,160 bytes, 50,761 bytes, 48,976 bytes, 36,352 bytes, 199,168 bytes, 44,470 bytes, 17,911 bytes, 74,240 bytes, 55,296 bytes, 46,150 bytes, 65,664 bytes, 17,910 bytes, 8,011 bytes, 32,768 bytes, 40,960 bytes, 51,200 bytes, 7,983 bytes, 60,928 bytes, 43,008 bytes, 1,159,680 bytes, 47,616 bytes, 69,632 bytes, 52,736 bytes, 52,294 bytes




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smss.exe has the following rating: 3.0
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by Me on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:46 AM

This smss.exe is not the legitimate one - just look at the path! The real one should be in C:\Windows\System32. This one is a virus!

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by Remy on Jul 26, 2009 at 12:48 AM

smss.exe isn't a virus... it's the Session Manager Subsystem and is responsible for handling sessions on your system. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

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