Most antivirus programs identify ssh.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as WS.Reputation.1, and Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Rebhip.A.
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There is no information about the producer in the ssh.exe process.
Description: Ssh.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ssh.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 69,632 bytes.
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The ssh.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 90% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If ssh.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 244,224 bytes. Ssh.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The ssh.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Ssh.exe is able to hide itself.
If ssh.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 958,679 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. Ssh.exe is not a Windows core file. Ssh.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: You should check the ssh.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.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ssh process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ssh.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.