smss.exe is a process which is a part of the Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is called the Session Manager Subsystem and is responsible for handling sessions on your system. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.
Other instances of SMSS.EXE:
1) smss.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.
Warning: Multiple instances of SMSS may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.
If you are asking yourself if it is safe to remove smss.exe from your Windows system then it is understandable that it is causing trouble. smss.exe is a system process. smss.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. System processes are processes that are run and managed by the operating system and are important to run the operating system. System processes manage different functionality of the operating system including memory management, hard disk management, network management, display, and so on. So, it is recommended that you do not remove smss.exe.
There are many reasons why you are seeing smss.exe error in your Windows system including:
Application conflicts and Missing or corrupt windows drivers can also lead to smss.exe error.
The solution to fixing smss.exe error include any one of the following
It is also recommended that you run a performance scan to automatically optimize memory and CPU settings.
Windows process requires three resource types to function properly including CPU, Memory, and Network. CPU cycles to do computational tasks, memory to store information and network to communicate with the required services. If any of the resources are not available, it will either get interrupted or stopped.
Any given process has a process identification number(PID) associated with it. A user can easily identify and track a process using its PID. Task Manager is a great way to learn how much resources smss.exe process is allocating to itself. It showcases process resource usage in CPU/Memory/Disk and Network. If you have a GPU, it will also showcase the percentage of GPU it is using to run the process.