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.
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.
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.
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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.
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 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 SSM.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.