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What is smss.exe?

Part of Operativsystemet Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

(smss.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does smss.exe run?

Process - smss.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the smss.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of smss.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is smss.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00005% CPU534.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
 176 KB RAM0.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: smss.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Operativsystemet Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Sessionshanteraren i Windows NT
Version: 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)
Product version: 5.1.2600.5512
Size: 49.5 KB
Original file name: smss.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001040223%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000506036%
User CPU: 0.00005341870492%
Privileged CPU time: 23750 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 18 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 3.73 MB
Peak committed memory: 14.33 MB
Paged memory: 176 KB
Peak paged memory: 1.64 MB
Paged system memory: 6.04 KB
Non-paged system memory: 640 Bytes
Working set memory: 164 KB
Peak working set memory: 634 KB
Min working set memory: 158 KB
Private memory: 176 KB
Page faults: 264
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 9
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 4.03 KB
Read transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 4 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 514
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 4.69 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4 Bytes
Handle count average: 19
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Child Processes
Process Command

Image hashes

MD5: e1288d47864e5788b4e04f0fe580f5ce
SHA-1: 6aadc77a0c46a242812af3d6c568994eabbfd555
SHA-256: 19de05e8a4cc01f32d7f0745a41409071a69134e50ba879d87fdce7c645d5a57

PE image details

Subsystem: Native (none required)
File packed: No
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