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What is smss.exe?

Part of Windows NT munkamenet-kezelő 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 program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


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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.
0.00193% CPU19347.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
 169.6 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: Windows NT munkamenet-kezelő
Description: Microsoft® Windows® operációs rendszer
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: 0.0024268024%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004920545%
User CPU: 0.00193474792275%
Privileged CPU time: 15875 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 28 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 3.73 MB
Peak committed memory: 14.33 MB
Paged memory: 169.6 KB
Peak paged memory: 1.63 MB
Paged system memory: 5.14 KB
Non-paged system memory: 640 Bytes
Working set memory: 268.8 KB
Peak working set memory: 674.4 KB
Min working set memory: 268.8 KB
Private memory: 169.6 KB
Page faults: 288
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: 8 Bytes
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 106 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 154
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 10.86 KB
Other Transfer /min: 22 Bytes
Handle count average: 17
Thread count average: 3

Process details

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

Image hashes

MD5: a03c3bf7e45ecc9775d3ce653086faa1
SHA-1: 12585929f82945b1fc4a2d8e17cd4b6907834d2d
SHA-256: cdf0f19eab1a75c8b0b0ec25b742faac83ababbd54168a92a957bb57d61cc648

PE image details

Subsystem: Native (none required)
File packed: No
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