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 Scan Plus or McAfee Security Scanner or McAfee Security Scan or McAfee Free Tools by McAfee (

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 8/7/XP are 255,536 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 272,248 bytes and 6 more variants. 
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). The SSScheduler.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ McAfee Security Scan Plus or McAfee Security Scan.

Recommended: Identify SSScheduler.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SSScheduler.exe. 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.


User Comments

it's a virus
Installs itself when you update Adobe Flash. Doesn't seem dangerous, just wants to sell you McAfee products. Remove via Control Panel.
Consumes a lot of cpu - I didn't ask for it, I don't want it
uses mem and resources!

Summary: Average user rating of SSScheduler.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think SSScheduler.exe is dangerous and recommend removing 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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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