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45%
45% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
Performance resource utilization

VersionsAdditional versions

3,0,287,0 4.35%
3,0,285,0 51.69%
3,0,271,0 1.45%
3,0,229,0 4.35%
3,0,207,0 14.98%
3,0,188,0 0.48%
2,1,119,0 14.49%
2,0,181,0 8.21%

Relationships

Parent process
Related files

PE structurePE file structure

Show functions
Import table
kernel32.dll
CreateFileA, ReleaseMutex, GetVersionExW, GetFileSize, FindFirstFileW, DeleteFileW, WritePrivateProfileStructA, WritePrivateProfileStringA, GetACP, InterlockedIncrement, DeleteCriticalSection, GetWindowsDirectoryA, LocalFree, GetCurrentProcessId, GetLocaleInfoA, GetFileAttributesW, MultiByteToWideChar, MoveFileExW, LeaveCriticalSection, CreateFileW, GetShortPathNameW, WaitForSingleObject, GetPrivateProfileStructA, GetCurrentThreadId, CreateMutexW, SetFileAttributesW, SetFilePointer, EnterCriticalSection, GetPrivateProfileSectionW, GetLastError, CloseHandle, FindClose, InterlockedDecrement, InterlockedCompareExchange, CreateEventW, GetCurrentDirectoryW, GetPrivateProfileStringA, LocalAlloc, Sleep, GlobalGetAtomNameW, InitializeCriticalSection, WideCharToMultiByte, ResetEvent, VirtualQuery, RemoveDirectoryW, WriteFile, ReadFile, CreateWaitableTimerW, GetModuleFileNameW, GetThreadLocale, SetWaitableTimer, CreateDirectoryW, FindNextFileW, OutputDebugStringW, GetLocalTime, CompareStringW, CompareStringA, FlushFileBuffers, WriteConsoleW, GetConsoleOutputCP, WriteConsoleA, SetStdHandle, GetConsoleMode, GetConsoleCP, GetLocaleInfoW, GetProcAddress, FreeLibrary, InterlockedExchange, LoadLibraryA, RaiseException, GetVersionExA, HeapAlloc, TerminateProcess, GetCurrentProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, IsDebuggerPresent, HeapFree, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, VirtualProtect, VirtualAlloc, GetModuleHandleA, GetSystemInfo, GetProcessHeap, GetStartupInfoW, LCMapStringA, LCMapStringW, RtlUnwind, GetCPInfo, GetStringTypeA, GetStringTypeW, TlsGetValue, TlsAlloc, TlsSetValue, TlsFree, SetLastError, GetStdHandle, GetModuleFileNameA, HeapSize, ExitProcess, VirtualFree, HeapReAlloc, HeapDestroy, HeapCreate, GetTimeZoneInformation, GetOEMCP, IsValidCodePage, FreeEnvironmentStringsA, GetEnvironmentStrings, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, GetEnvironmentStringsW, GetCommandLineA, GetCommandLineW, SetHandleCount, GetFileType, GetStartupInfoA, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetTickCount, GetUserDefaultLCID, EnumSystemLocalesA, IsValidLocale, SetEnvironmentVariableA, SystemTimeToFileTime, IsBadReadPtr, GetSystemDirectoryW, LoadLibraryW, EncodePointer, DecodePointer, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, GetModuleHandleW, HeapSetInformation, IsProcessorFeaturePresent
shlwapi.dll
PathIsRelativeW, PathRemoveFileSpecW
user32.dll
MsgWaitForMultipleObjectsEx, FindWindowExW, TranslateMessage, DispatchMessageW, PeekMessageW, GetPropW, SendMessageW

SSScheduler.exe

McAfee Security Scanner by McAfee (Signed)

Remove SSScheduler.exe
Version:   3,0,285,0
MD5:   a2c1288bd3dede03b2327e5972678c2e
SHA1:   3ddec6de72f54d452cebf6879915f28307d3b3dd
SHA256:   c507fd2746d4003faa3cd7395b05a5ea2ef50e5a1550f18b86c5ec8d62ee5189

What is SSScheduler.exe?

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.

About 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

DetailsDetails

File name:SSScheduler.exe
Publisher:McAfee, Inc.
Product name:McAfee Security Scanner
Description:McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\mcafee security scan\2.0.181\ssscheduler.exe
File version:3,0,285,0
Product version:3,0,0,0
Size:265.44 KB (271,808 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Monday, October 10, 2011
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
McAfee, Inc.
5% remove
McAfee Security Scan Plus is a free diagnostic tool that ensures you are protected from threats by actively checking your computer for up-to-date anti-virus, firewall, and web security software. It also scans for threats in any open programs.

BehaviorsBehaviors

User start menu folder
Shortcut pointer placed in '%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu'
  • Shortcut to 'ssscheduler.exe'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\3.0.285\SSScheduler.exe'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00424503%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00241536%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00182967%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:253,830 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:15,504/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:204/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.46 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):4.66 MB
Private (minimum):2.04 MB
Non-paged memory:1.46 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:51.42 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):55.13 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:3.16 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):5.05 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:3,911/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:882 Bytes/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:2/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:22 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:5/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:2
12
Handles:97
600
GUI GDI count:5
103
GUI GDI peak:5
142
GUI USER count:1
49
GUI USER peak:1
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:32-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\mcafee security scan\3.0.285\ssscheduler.exe"
Owner:User
Parent process:explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
npggNT.des
Total CPU:0.04233700%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.04233700%
0.165382%
Memory:284 KB
1.16 MB
SSScheduler.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00285153%
Kernel CPU:0.00191894%
User CPU:0.00093259%
CPU cycles:43,878/sec
Memory:272 KB
rlls.dll (Relevant-Knowledge by TMRG)
Total CPU:0.00070794%
Kernel CPU:0.00035397%
User CPU:0.00035397%
Context switches:1/sec
Memory:576 KB

Common loaded modules

These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 8 Pro 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 4.50%
Windows 7 Starter 2.00%
Windows 8 2.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8 Release Preview 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 38.89% of McAfee Security Scanner.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Sony 19.51%
Dell 17.07%
ASUS 17.07%
Toshiba 9.76%
Hewlett-Packard 9.76%
Lenovo 7.32%
Intel 7.32%
Acer 6.10%
GIGABYTE 2.44%
Sahara 1.22%
Samsung 1.22%
American Megatrends 1.22%
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