What is SSSensor.dll?

The genuine SSSensor.dll file is a software component of Sygate ScreenSaver Sensor by Sygate Technologies.
A dynamic library link file for the Sygate screensaver. Research indicates its part of Sygates firewall. When the screensaver is activated ports for incoming and outgoing traffic are blocked to prevent unauthorised traffic. Sygate Technologies is a subsidiary company of Symantec.

SSSensor stands for ScreenSaver Sensor

SSSensor.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if SSSensor.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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SSSensor.dll file information

The process known as ScreenSaver Sensor belongs to software Sygate ScreenSaver Sensor or Panda Antivirus Platinum by Sygate Technologies (

Description: SSSensor.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SSSensor.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—common is C:\WINDOWS\system32\ or C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus Platinum\Firewall\ or C:\Program Files\SYGATE\SPF\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 77,824 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 83,096 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. It is not a Windows core file. SSSensor.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 85% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall Panda Antivirus Platinum or Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If SSSensor.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 83,096 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 83,592 bytes. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. It is not a Windows core file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. SSSensor.dll is able to record keyboard inputs. SSSensor.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to ask Customer Support to assist you or uninstall Sygate Personal Firewall or Sygate Personal Firewall Pro from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SSSensor.dll. Therefore, you should check the SSSensor.dll 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

part of panda virus protection
Installed with sygate personal firewall. ScreenSaver detection
Believe it has to do with VCOM system suite firewall, senses when your screen saver is on and then blocks incoming and outgoing traffic. Not sure though
part of panda I think....
part of panda virus
part of panda virus protection
It is part of panda internet security suite.
Installed with Bullguard antivirus software: Screensaver protection
  Robin Miller   (further information)
Necessary for computer protection.
  Neal Cassady   (further information)
Installed with Bullguard anti-virsu software
Pretty sure part of v-com.
Es parte del antivirus de Panda
part of sysgate personal firewall
Sygate is a provider of personal firewall and internet security services including VCOM SystemSuite, Panda, and Bullguard
Part of V-Com SystemSuite
  d.j.p   (further information)
how do you download it
Part of Sygate Personal Firewall
Sygate Screensaver Detection, Sygate Technologies.
part of panda security suite
Part of Panda Antivirus
Temiz ve tehlikesiz! not dangerous!
  Anatolian   (further information)
Used by and installed with Sygate Firewall. Sygate Firewall options has a selection with block all traffic during screensaver being active. This is the dll that monitors the screensaver active or not event for trigger.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SSSensor.dll: based on 31 votes with 22 user comments. 23 users think SSSensor.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think SSSensor.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade SSSensor.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving SSSensor issues

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