What is SSMMgr.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 SSMMgr.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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SSMMgr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SSMMgr
SSMMgr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as LaserSMMgr or Samsung Status Monitor Manager or Status Monitor Manager belongs to software LaserSMMgr or LaserSMMgr Application by Samsung Electronics ( or Dell (

Description: SSMMgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SSMMgr.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 618,496 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 614,400 bytes and 23 more variants. 
SSMMgr.exe is not a Windows core file. SSMMgr.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). SSMMgr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Samsung Laser Printer status monitor - probably not required to use the printer
printer status monitor. comes with samsung printer installation software. not dangerous
I run Windows 2000 - file size is 520192 bytes - just installed Samsungs ML-1630
  John R  
Management tool for Samsung Laser Printers not needed to use printer.
It is connected to my Samsung printer. I have stopped it from loading using msconfig. Vista O/S
I agree with the other comments: this is Samsung's printer status monitor and it's required to use the printer.
It stops my laptop shutting down or restarting - annoying
I KNOW it is the Smart Panel Printer Manager for Samsung printers. I didn't find an accurate solution to this question, so I had to figure it out myself. Go to Add Remove programs and select your Samsung printer, it will give you the option to uninstall seperate components. Smart Panel is the one to check in this case. It will remove only the items you check. You can uninstall the Smart Panel, without uninstalling the printer drivers for your Samsung printer.
  Richard - Installed Support  
Ssmmgr monitors ink levels and status of Samsung printers. It is neither essential nor dangerous. It does provide some information about the printer, so disabling it is up to user discretion.
Comes also with some xerox printers
After loading Nokia E65 PC suite, I have error with SSMMgr.exe file, I have a Samsun Laser Printer too, I have had the message for over 2 years, I open & close my pc and all if fine, apart from the annoying message !
  Fay Fisher  
I dont have ANY samsung aps loaded on any of my pc's and lo and behjold the file exists on all pc's. all running vista ultimate sp2
  L Schelfe  
Problems under XP Pro SP3
Samsung Laser Printer status monitor - probably not required to use the printer
Seems to be installed with Samsung Printer, seems to be called up when used as network printer
Still a pain if I happen to print to my CLP510. Followed Richard's advice... works like a dream. Add/Remove Samsung xxx printer Remove select print monitor Job done!
  Steve H.  
It is samsung laser printer panel manager
Samsung Printer Taskbar App
I have this installed in 2 locations, C:\windows\samsung\panelmgr, and also C:\programfiles\samsung\samsungCLP-300series\instal\applicationSPANEL\Panelmgr. Why would it be in 2 places. Maybe this is why the computer won;t shut down??
SSMMgr.exe appeared as part of the Xerox printer install
We have a Dell office printer. SSMGr is found at: C:/Windows/dell/PanelMgr/SSMGr.exe. You must stop the process SSMGr.exe using Task Manager to delete the file.
Found in Samsung Folder, found in two "Samsung" installed folders. when reboot is needed it often 'fails to respond'

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SSMMgr.exe: based on 21 votes with 22 user comments. 8 users think SSMMgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks SSMMgr.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 6 users don't grade SSMMgr.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving SSMMgr issues

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