What is SurveyorSession.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 SurveyorSession.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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SurveyorSession.exe file information

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

The process known as Surveyor Session Module belongs to software Verdiem Surveyor Client or Surveyor by Verdiem (

Description: SurveyorSession.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SurveyorSession.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 210,176 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 53,248 bytes, 210,248 bytes, 202,056 bytes or 206,080 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The SurveyorSession.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. SurveyorSession.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) uninstall Verdiem Surveyor Client software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) look for help from the software company Verdiem
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify SurveyorSession.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SurveyorSession.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SurveyorSession.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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Best practices for resolving SurveyorSession issues

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