What is ssc.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 ssc.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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Ssc.exe file information

The process belongs to software IE Security by unknown.

Description: Ssc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ssc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 460,800 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 349,696 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Ssc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, connect to the Internet, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove IE Security (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If ssc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 70,581 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 299 bytes. The ssc.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Ssc.exe is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet.

If ssc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 59% dangerous. The file size is 60,386 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The ssc.exe file is not a Windows core file. Ssc.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ssc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ssc.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

Spec# Compiler von Microsoft und Teil des Singularity Projektes
  darthBane   (further information)
didn't copy when reinstalling windows xp home sp3

Summary: Average user rating of ssc.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks ssc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ssc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ssc. 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 ssc.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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