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What is ssu.exe?

Part of Spy Sweeper SDK by Webroot Software (www.webroot.com)

What is it?

Spy Sweeper SSU for Spy Sweeper is a software product that detects and removes spyware and viruses on personal computers that run Microsoft Windows. Spy Sweeper examines files on a computer's hard disk drive, as well as objects in memory, the Windows registry and cookies, and quarantines any suspicious objects it finds. Some broadband services, such as MSN Premium, also offer rebranded versions of Spy Sweeper as part of their subscription.
Description of ssu.exe from Webroot Software (www.webroot.com)
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How does ssu.exe run?

Process - ssu.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. ssu.exe is executed by the process aei.exe (Spy Sweeper SDK by Webroot Software).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the ssu.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of ssu.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ssu.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00005% CPU490.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
35.48 MB RAM164.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\webroot\security\current\plugins\antimalware\ssu.exe

Are there other versions of Spy Sweeper SDK?

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 Spy Sweeper SDK.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Webroot Software, Inc. (www.webroot.com)

Webroot is a leading provider of Internet security for consumers and businesses worldwide. Founded in 1997, Webroot is headquartered in Colorado and is the larg More...
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File details

File name: ssu.exe
Name: Spy Sweeper SDK
Description: Spy Sweeper SSU
Size: 154.34 KB
Original file name: SSU.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Webroot Software
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 12/7/2009
Expiration date: 1/20/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000793052%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000302802%
User CPU: 0.00004902500941%
Privileged CPU time: 5210.43 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 172,320,888
CPU cycle count /min: 7,669,742
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 1.26 GB
Peak committed memory: 1.28 GB
Paged memory: 35.48 MB
Peak paged memory: 37.52 MB
Paged system memory: 2.52 MB
Non-paged system memory: 4.28 KB
Working set memory: 5.2 MB
Peak working set memory: 25.04 MB
Min working set memory: 5.13 MB
Private memory: 35.48 MB
Page faults: 431,733
Page faults /min: 153
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 14,966
Read operations /min: 5
Total read transfer: 628.93 KB
Read transfer /min: 228 Bytes
Total write operations: 14,168
Write operations /min: 5
Total write transfer: 172.95 KB
Write transfer /min: 63 Bytes
Total other operations: 203,355
Other operations /min: 72
Total other transfer: 26.04 MB
Other Transfer /min: 9.45 KB
Handle count average: 17
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Webroot\Security\current\plugins\antimalware\SSU.EXE" 3072558116

Image hashes

MD5: c6513e112dc167c99f989fd6c55a36f1
SHA-1: 43e831d634bf7f03b9b73166cdf22d1d0783937d
SHA-256: d6c2cd050024d925795f29eeebb4d91452f041e4dbe052d10a3f560a7c2b6a82

PE image details

File packed: No
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