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What is SSM.exe?

The genuine SSM.exe file is a software component of Gateway Systems Manager by LANDesk Software.

SSM stands for Client Manager System Space Manager

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 SSM.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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SSM.exe file information

The process known as LANDeskĀ® System Manager Component or SSM belongs to software SSM or LANDesk System Manager by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or LANDesk Software (www.landesk.com).

Description: SSM.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SSM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 28,672 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/ssm.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. SSM.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Intel Server Manager occur, you can remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify SSM.exe related errors

If SSM.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 90% dangerous. The file size is 120,832 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. SSM.exe is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. SSM.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

If SSM.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 335,224 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SSM.exe. Therefore, you should check the SSM.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.

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User Comments

SSM.exe ran amok on a 2003 Server. Pegged CPU usage at 100%. EXE was in c:\program files\Intel\servermanager. Killed the process with no adverse affect. Waiting for IT guru to assess what went wrong. (Not dangerous, but definitely a nuisance). Server in service for 8 years with no prior issue with this program.
  Isaac Davidian  

Summary: Average user rating of SSM.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving SSM issues

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