What is sss.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 sss.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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Sss.exe file information

The process known as Steganos Security Suite or ewfqversv3c belongs to software 12312312312314 or Steganos Security Suite by 4fec3q4wfc134 or Steganos GmbH (

Description: Sss.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sss.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 823,296 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Sss.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 6% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using sss.exe, you can uninstall Steganos Security Suite software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If sss.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 21,504 bytes. The program has no visible window. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. sss.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name sss.exe, for example Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec), and Trojan.MSIL.Spammer.s (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the sss.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

it goes onto thumbdrives, appears as an exe file icon, and disappears in seconds
is also an alias for a fake services.exe, which resides in a hidden subfolder of %systemroot%\system32 and seems to originate from China; Malware!

Summary: Average user rating of sss.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks sss.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving sss issues

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