"smss.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "smss.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "smss.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "smss.exe" process?

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A

"smss.exe - Windows Session Manager" process is responsible for handling sessions of Windows 8 operating system.

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "smss.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name  PID  User Name   Memory  Description

smss.exe    308  SYSTEM      252 K   Windows Session Manager

Additional information about "System" process:

Program file location:
   C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe

Command line:
   \SystemRoot\System32\smss.exe

Started by: System

Files used:
  C:\Windows

"smss.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "smss.exe" process.

 

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