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.
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 8/7/XP are 255,536 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 272,248 bytes and 10 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, Run). The SSScheduler.exe file is not a Windows system file. SSScheduler.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% 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.
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If SSScheduler.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 65,024 bytes. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run). It is not a Windows system 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.
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.