What is ssiact.386?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the ssiact.386 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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Ssiact.386 file information

The ssiact.386 process does not contain any indication of the producer (the software author) or the software with which it is associated.

Description: Ssiact.386 is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ssiact.386 is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,976 bytes (78% of all occurrences), 40,601 bytes, 37,578 bytes or 27,366 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: system.ini). Ssiact.386 is not a Windows core file. ssiact.386 appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify ssiact.386 related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ssiact.386, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ssiact.386 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

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It is the hardware dongle driver for softplan (and others) software.
  Lawrence Glaister VE7IT  
SSIACT.386 is an old dongle (UNIKEY or ACTIVATOR) driver from old age.
  Pascal Peyremorte  
Es un driver perteneciente al hardware dongle, software PcLinq2. Cable pc a pc.
  jose luis  

Summary: Average user rating of ssiact.386: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think ssiact.386 is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ssiact issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ssiact. 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 ssiact.386 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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