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What is SSScheduler.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 SSScheduler.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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SSScheduler.exe file information

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

The process known as McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler belongs to software McAfee Security Scanner or McAfee Security Scan Plus or McAfee Security Scan or McAfee Free Tools by McAfee (www.mcafee.com) or SSScheduler.

Description: SSScheduler.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SSScheduler.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 255,536 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 272,248 bytes and 13 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ssscheduler.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The SSScheduler.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The SSScheduler.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run). The SSScheduler.exe file is not a Windows system file. SSScheduler.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Mcafee provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->McAfee Security Scan Plus or McAfee Security Scan).

Recommended: Identify SSScheduler.exe related errors

If SSScheduler.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 65,024 bytes. The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run). SSScheduler.exe is not a Windows core file. SSScheduler.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name SSScheduler.exe, for example Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec), and TROJ_GEN.R011C0FC215 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the SSScheduler.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

it's a virus
  nagmus  
Installs itself when you update Adobe Flash. Doesn't seem dangerous, just wants to sell you McAfee products. Remove via Control Panel.
  DP  
Consumes a lot of cpu - I didn't ask for it, I don't want it
  Warren  
uses mem and resources!
  lthomas447  
(Jan. 2014)-Installs itself when you update Adobe Flash. Doesn't seem dangerous, just wants to sell you McAfee products. Remove via Control Panel.---- My experience exactly... Does nothing except link you to McAfee Online purchase page.
  -  
It is one of the new school of antivirus products that acts like a virus itself. It is the devil to get rid of if you decide you don't want it, and given how much of your computer's resources it will appropriate for itself, sooner or later you will not want it.
  yep  
causes stutters when on.
   
' comes free - requested OR NOT! - from Adobe Flash Player installation. I noticed it amongst running processes but have no clue as to whether any unwanted files were installed during FP update. Yet another download INSTALLER rather than the file itself - WHY? !!
   
' comes free - requested OR NOT! - from Adobe Flash Player installation. I noticed it amongst running processes but have no clue as to whether any unwanted files were installed during FP update. Yet another download INSTALLER rather than the file itself
   
Is McAfee installed by Adobe Flash - be VERY careful to look for the option to install when updating and un-check it - REALLY careful.
   
Belongs to McAfee
  Grig  
It's McAfee software that acts like a virus. You can get rid of it in the Control Panel and that scheduler will STILL try to load itself on boot. I'll be damned if I know where the scheduler is hiding, it's very annoying to see that popup telling me Windows can't find the thing whenever I log in.
  Blah  
It actually enable my built-in monitor camera! It is good it has an LED when it is ON, I have noticed it only recently.
  Danius  
You can get rid of it by running the uninstall program at :\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan \ uninstall.exe. It appears to get rid of the file itself and the "\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan" directory and removes the program image that is presently running in memory.
   

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Summary: Average user rating of SSScheduler.exe: based on 15 votes with 14 user comments. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 6 users think SSScheduler.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving SSScheduler issues

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