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What is SSScheduler.exe?

Part of McAfee Security Scanner by McAfee

What is it?

McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler is part of McAfee SecurityCenter, a security solution that allows users to monitor their computer's security status and to know instantly whether their computer's virus, spyware, e-mail, and firewall protection services are up-to-date. Most McAfee SecurityCenter builds offer trial subscriptions to McAfee’s security software.
Description of ssscheduler.exe from McAfee
McAfee Security Scan is a free tool that automatically checks and reports if your PC is protected. Your PC's security status is determined by the state of your anti-virus and firewall protection. Your security software may be switched off or become out of date without you realizing. Or, you may not have security software installed on your PC. McAfee Security Scan lets you know if your PC is at risk and what you can do to protect it.
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How does ssscheduler.exe run?

Process - SSScheduler.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. SSScheduler.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does ssscheduler.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file ssscheduler.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable SSScheduler.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the ssscheduler.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of ssscheduler.exe users, 44.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is SSScheduler.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00915% CPU91483.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.46 MB RAM6.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 15 /min0.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         5 GDI objects3.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
1,020 context switches/sec1020.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee security scan\2.0.181\ssscheduler.exe

Are there other versions of McAfee Security Scanner?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by McAfee Security Scanner.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: SSScheduler.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: McAfee Security Scanner
Description: McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler
Version: 3,0,285,0
Product version: 3,0,0,0
Size: 265.44 KB
Original file name: SSScheduler.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 10/10/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0115637122%
Privileged CPU: 0.0024153644%
User CPU: 0.00914834784028%
Privileged CPU time: 253830.27 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 32 ms
CPU cycle count: 249,872,961
CPU cycle count /min: 930,245
Context switches /sec: 1,020
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 51.42 MB
Peak committed memory: 55.13 MB
Paged memory: 1.46 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.69 MB
Paged system memory: 95.17 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.52 KB
Working set memory: 3.16 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.05 MB
Min working set memory: 2.04 MB
Private memory: 1.46 MB
Page faults: 3,911
Page faults /min: 9
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 304
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 223.58 KB
Read transfer /min: 882 Bytes
Total write operations: 5
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 10.75 KB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,446
Other operations /min: 5
Total other transfer: 25.11 KB
Other Transfer /min: 22 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 5
Peak GDI objects: 5
USER objects: 1
Peak USER objects: 1
Resources
Handle count average: 97
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages
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Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\3.0.285\SSScheduler.exe"
"C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\3.0.285\SSScheduler.exe"
"C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE SECURITY SCAN\3.0.285\SSSCHEDULER.EXE"
"C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\3.0.285\SSScheduler.exe"

User start menu folder details

Name: ssscheduler.exe

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: a2c1288bd3dede03b2327e5972678c2e
SHA-1: 3ddec6de72f54d452cebf6879915f28307d3b3dd
SHA-256: c507fd2746d4003faa3cd7395b05a5ea2ef50e5a1550f18b86c5ec8d62ee5189

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
kernel32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
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