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What is ssdmonitor.exe?

Part of SSDMonit Application by Symantec

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How does ssdmonitor.exe run?

Process - ssdmonitor.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. ssdmonitor.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does ssdmonitor.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - ssdmonitor.exe is registered with the run identifier 'SSDMonitor' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Utilities 16\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the ssdmonitor.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of ssdmonitor.exe users, 33.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ssdmonitor.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00087% CPU8719.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.18 MB RAM5.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         14 GDI objects9.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\symantec\norton utilities 16\smonitor\ssdmonitor.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by SSDMonit Application.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: ssdmonitor.exe
Publisher: Symantec (verified)
Name: SSDMonit Application
Description: SSDMonit Application
Product version: 2, 0, 0, 3
Size: 102.03 KB
Original file name: SSDMonit.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/7/2010
Expiration date: 11/23/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0023764372%
Privileged CPU: 0.0015045290%
User CPU: 0.00087190821817%
Privileged CPU time: 31.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 109,479,673
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 60.35 MB
Peak committed memory: 65.12 MB
Paged memory: 1.18 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.28 MB
Paged system memory: 117.31 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.19 KB
Working set memory: 3.27 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.37 MB
Min working set memory: 3.24 MB
Private memory: 1.18 MB
Page faults: 2,738
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4
Total read transfer: 8.79 KB
Total other operations: 210
Total other transfer: 915 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 14
Peak GDI objects: 17
USER objects: 9
Peak USER objects: 9
Handle count average: 73
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Utilities 16\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Utilities 16\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Utilities 16\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: SSDMonitor
Command: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Utilities 16\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 579dd3adcb220c0932bf9f7f4a27f447
SHA-1: 204b2f6c5fea920c018ee633741b3d966419e385
SHA-256: 59c5f3efd2b163c94ab10096bbac19715cb05ab0caa33dec0776f9276d0247e1

PE image details

File packed: No
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