What is SSCMntr.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 SSCMntr.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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SSCMntr.exe file information

The process known as Device driver monitor service belongs to software SuperSpeed MSW5.x device monitor service or SuperSpeed software MSWXP device monitor service by SuperSpeed Software (

Description: SSCMntr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SSCMntr.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 102,400 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify SSCMntr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as SSCMntr.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SSCMntr.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

This is a RAM device monitor, There's a program call RAMDISK , I wouldn't advise closing it. you system may blue screen
  Bishop   (further information)
This program came up after I installed RamDisk XP to store my browser cache.
  Tom Hatfield   (further information)
As Bishop said .. is Ramdisk XP Pro From SuperSpeed
  Knight   (further information)
Ramdisk is very usefull and benign program
  Josef.Makower   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of SSCMntr.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think SSCMntr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving SSCMntr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SSCMntr. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SSCMntr.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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