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What is smss.exe?

Part of Windows NT-sessionsstyring 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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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.
0.00016% CPU1595.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
 178 KB RAM0.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe

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-sessionsstyring
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operativsystem
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: 0.0002528726%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000933425%
User CPU: 0.00015953009785%
Privileged CPU time: 1578.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 3.73 MB
Peak committed memory: 14.33 MB
Paged memory: 178 KB
Peak paged memory: 1.64 MB
Paged system memory: 6.04 KB
Non-paged system memory: 640 Bytes
Working set memory: 238 KB
Peak working set memory: 622 KB
Min working set memory: 236 KB
Private memory: 178 KB
Page faults: 290
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 10
Total read transfer: 4.04 KB
Total write operations: 6
Total write transfer: 3.44 KB
Total other operations: 365
Total other transfer: 3.48 KB
Resources
Handle count average: 19
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Child Processes
Process Command
\SystemRoot\System32\smss.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 3d0f7d67af801c313be733b2f05bfa0e
SHA-1: 1425e49cc8c14135bdd4113784c9e3a2aea710d0
SHA-256: bed849c7a344217a94d94de705924d70e9c307d184609d9bb2ebc3ab6561a98c

PE image details

Subsystem: Native (none required)
File packed: No
Import Table
ntdll.dll
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