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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%


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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
PathIsRelativeW, PathRemoveFileSpecW
MsgWaitForMultipleObjectsEx, FindWindowExW, TranslateMessage, DispatchMessageW, PeekMessageW, GetPropW, SendMessageW


McAfee Security Scanner by McAfee (Signed)

Remove SSScheduler.exe
Version:   2,1,119,0
MD5:   0930656e3154516e19e9a5c5309023e6
SHA1:   5c3d894d7d78932858850313b4084d249b1b66f3
SHA256:   1ec4ca6a8cb76ee6cdaadb4372cc1b9d32c0477cf62fce97e2cd49cc5ccdf5d9

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


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:2,1,119,0
Product version:2,1,0,0
Size:249.55 KB (255,536 bytes)
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Monday, October 10, 2011
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
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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.
McAfee, Inc.
5% remove
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. Fee...


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)
Total CPU:0.00084584%
Kernel CPU:0.00070940%
User CPU:0.00013644%
Kernel CPU time:427 ms/min
CPU cycles:30,177/sec
Private memory:1.47 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.5 MB
Private (minimum):1.33 MB
Non-paged memory:1.47 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:53.8 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):58.84 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.1 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):4.84 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:2,567/min
I/O read transfer:1.16 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:3/sec
I/O write transfer:0 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
I/O other transfer:10 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:6/sec
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:6
GUI GDI peak:6
GUI USER count:1
GUI USER peak:2

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Command lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\mcafee security scan\2.1.121\ssscheduler.exe"
  • "C:\Program Files\mcafee security scan\2.1.119\ssscheduler.exe"
Parent process:explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation)

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%
Sahara 1.22%
Samsung 1.22%
American Megatrends 1.22%
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