What is ssoftsrv.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 ssoftsrv.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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Ssoftsrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ssoftsrv
Ssoftsrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Service belongs to software Cryptainer or Cryptainer service or Cryptainer LE by Cypherix ( or Cypherix - A Business Division of Secure-Soft (India) Pvt.

Description: Ssoftsrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ssoftsrv.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 74,240 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with ssoftsrv.exe, you can remove the entire program Cryptainer LE using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as ssoftsrv.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ssoftsrv.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

software i installed for password and file encryption
software i installed for file encryption
  Paul English   (further information)
Appeared after installing Cryptainer LE
comes with cryptainer software for file privacy
software I installed for password and file encryption
file appeared after installing encryption software. I have not encountered any problems at this stage
  John Prowse  
It's part of s/w to encrypt data, I use for usb drive. Cryptainer
it is a process associated with cryptainer, a cypherix encryption tool
I wrote to Cypherix about this file. This was their response: "This is the Windows service. Windows services are not ordinary
I have to remove it from my processes as it slows my PC down badly. When I unistalled Cryptainer it took the file with it. No more problems.
Yes, it appeared after installing Cryptainer.
Part of cryptainer program
it is a process associated with cryptainer, a cypherix encryption tool
  Carlo Sebastiani  
Required for Cryptainer (at least the LE version) to run. I've tried starting manually without it and it will not work.
Part of Cryptainer, but it's a "report home" componenet which the program probably doesn't need to run.
  Terry Bull  
comes with cryptainer software for encrypted file store
when I terminated the process my cryptainer crashed so I'm assuming it's a safe process.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ssoftsrv.exe: based on 17 votes with 17 user comments. 11 users think ssoftsrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade ssoftsrv.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ssoftsrv issues

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