What is gss.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the gss.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Gss.exe file information

The process known as Ghost Security Suite - Contains a suite of security programs designed to protect your computer belongs to software Ghost Security Suite by Ghost Security.

Description: Gss.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The gss.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,392,640 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,241,088 bytes or 25,510 bytes. 
The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Gss.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with gss.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Ghost Security Suite (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify gss.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as gss.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the gss.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Summary: Average user rating of gss.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks gss.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving gss issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with gss. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the gss.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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