Should I block it?

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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PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
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:   3,0,229,0
MD5:   1259cb3e6a137bc18590c8c6cac93cff
SHA1:   2db41c7fa8f0550e6bca8d07e69fb1dd43ec790b
SHA256:   d268722a86800826a5eb1a50ae1f018fdfa1f3950f7df4b5c497fad1b2960cdb

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:3,0,229,0
Product version:3,0,0,0
Size:266.14 KB (272,528 bytes)
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Monday, October 10, 2011
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
More details


The following program 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.


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:0.00084644%
Kernel CPU:0.00084597%
User CPU:0.00000046%
Kernel CPU time:1,057 ms/min
Private memory:962.67 KB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):1.85 MB
Private (minimum):1.52 MB
Non-paged memory:962.67 KB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:47.35 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):48.75 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:1.59 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):2.95 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
GUI GDI count:4
GUI GDI peak:4
GUI USER count:1
GUI USER peak:1

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Command line:"C:\Program Files\mcafee security scan\3.0.229\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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