smss.exe ????????????

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by newfdog, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. newfdog

    newfdog Guest

    Hi all,

    Recently this file, smss.exe, has been attempting to access the internet
    and has been blocked by Zone Alarm. I have checked various
    sources on the internet and have gotten conflicting information. I have run
    AVG antivirus and both Ad-Aware SE and Spybot
    and nothing out of the ordinary is being reported. I understand that this in
    a normal windows file in most instances, but should it be
    attempting to access the net? A search of my harddrive shows this file in
    two locations, the windows directory and the system32
    directory. Can anyone spread some light on this for me?

    Charlie
     
    newfdog, Oct 27, 2004
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  2. newfdog

    Plato Guest

    Plato, Oct 27, 2004
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  3. newfdog

    Eric Guest

    Default Processes in Task Manager
    http://xstudio.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?p=16#16

    "newfdog" <> wrote in message
    news:ehBfd.6942$...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > Recently this file, smss.exe, has been attempting to access the internet
    > and has been blocked by Zone Alarm. I have checked various
    > sources on the internet and have gotten conflicting information. I have

    run
    > AVG antivirus and both Ad-Aware SE and Spybot
    > and nothing out of the ordinary is being reported. I understand that this

    in
    > a normal windows file in most instances, but should it be
    > attempting to access the net? A search of my harddrive shows this file in
    > two locations, the windows directory and the system32
    > directory. Can anyone spread some light on this for me?
    >
    > Charlie
    >
    >
    >
     
    Eric, Oct 29, 2004
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