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#1 Ndrameda81

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 04:47 PM

Kaspersky keeps popping up and the description says that this is trying to gain access to passwords. Help please.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 04:53 PM

If it is in System32 path It very well could need to access passwords to function properly.

This is the session manager subsystem, which is responsible for starting the user session. This process is initiated by the main system thread and is responsible for various activities, including launching the Winlogon and Win32 (Csrss.exe) processes, and setting system variables. After it has launched these processes, it waits for either Winlogon or Csrss to end. If this happens normally, the system shuts down; if it happens unexpectedly, Smss.exe causes the system to stop responding (hang).

Note: The smss.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, smss.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm!


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Posted 10 August 2011 - 05:06 PM

I presume that it is the firewall that is giving you the alerts?

Does it provide a filepath?

The filepath for the legitimate file is located here: C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe

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