How to remove the smss32 virus
Most antivirus programs identify smss32.exe as malware, such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_FAKEAL.SMDP, and Microsoft identifies it as TrojanDownloader:Win32/Fakeinit.
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Smss32.exe file information
The process known as qKmfGb FBcTSRgugUr or htzqBLD rxYKLjGsGEarSGxQ or lwMQgRdBfM yezxhwwvHVU or rDyGu ankaaiSvcgROJzleSXaaFO or lllTE FUbVJhaHLJLU or SLdNJBGzlvwb wMfcpxefhBLRgc or XuxfnCpMxBYu ddDJItgVw or UgjV qMrFQuSlWMRGzyuJqaKcd
belongs to software qKmfGb FBcTSRgugUr or htzqBLD rxYKLjGsGEarSGxQ or lwMQgRdBfM yezxhwwvHVU or rDyGu ankaaiSvcgROJzleSXaaFO or wMfcpxefhBLRgc SLdNJBGzlvwb or npzpJzFRUpf FUbVJhaHLJLU or anTKYuOraGvml LYSHFmotCyYMF or ddDJItgVw XuxfnCpMxBYu
by yezxhwwvHVU or rxYKLjGsGEarSGxQ or FBcTSRgugUr or ankaaiSvcgROJzleSXaaFO or QnXi or DraEMRs or qMrFQuSlWMRGzyuJqaKcd or IpVOPqgs.
Description: The file smss32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 25,088 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 24,064 bytes and 20 more variants.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. File smss32.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify smss32.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "Configuration Loader" definitely not required. Added by the AGOBOT.MB WORM!
- "Microsoft Internet Services" definitely not required. Added by the RBOT.MS WORM!
- "Microsoft Update" definitely not required. Added by the RBOT.CB WORM!
- "UsbD" definitely not required. Adware downloader - recognized by Kaspersky antivirus as Trojan-Proxy.Win32.Agent.cj
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as smss32.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the smss32.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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