How to remove the snss virus

Most antivirus programs identify snss.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R47C1KS, and Avast identifies it as Win32:Malware-gen.

The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.

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Snss.exe file information

The process known as lsass appears to belong to software snss or Project1 by unknown.

Description: Snss.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Snss.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 61,440 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. Snss.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Snss.exe is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Snss.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 96% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If snss.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 434,176 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Snss.exe is not a Windows system file. Snss.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

If snss.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 16,384 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Snss.exe is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the snss.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.


User Comments

It seems to be associated with themida
  john conner  
Estou em tela trabalhando e derepente meu cursor some, e rapidamente aparece uma pequena telinha somente com o nome snss, estou procurando ajuda no google para vr se consigo resolver meu problema.
  Ron   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of snss.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think snss.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving snss issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active snss process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the snss.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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