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What is smss.exe?

Part of Betriebssystem 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
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.
0.00042% CPU4187.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
 177.14 KB RAM0.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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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: Betriebssystem Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Windows NT-Sitzungs-Manager
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: 0.0006702013%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002514661%
User CPU: 0.00041873527894%
Privileged CPU time: 69642.86 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 3.75 MB
Peak committed memory: 14.35 MB
Paged memory: 177.14 KB
Peak paged memory: 1.43 MB
Paged system memory: 5.69 KB
Non-paged system memory: 651 Bytes
Working set memory: 257.14 KB
Peak working set memory: 631.43 KB
Min working set memory: 252.57 KB
Private memory: 177.14 KB
Page faults: 275
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 8
Total read transfer: 4.02 KB
Total write operations: 4
Total write transfer: 4 Bytes
Total other operations: 177
Total other transfer: 8.98 KB
Handle count average: 18
Thread count average: 3

Process details

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

Image hashes

MD5: b3efde4b2cc3ac949bcde7a89712afcf
SHA-1: b786d64cb24367e1e03bbc6fd00c4d0defacc911
SHA-256: ee1a3e5f7324e0169f42683e698b74aa72459be817e5512bd7319f488e39d3b8

PE image details

Subsystem: Native (none required)
File packed: No
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