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

VersionsAdditional versions

3,8,150,0 7.79%
3,8,141,0 0.41%
3,8,141,0 0.41%
3,8,130,0 10.25%
3,8,130,0 7.79%
3,0,318,0 64.34%
3,0,313,0 9.02%

Relationships

Parent process
Child process
Related files

PE structurePE file structure

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

SSScheduler.exe

McAfee Security Scanner + by McAfee (Signed)

Remove SSScheduler.exe
Version:   3,0,318,0
MD5:   bd713579a87d698e1f2158ce10e48130
SHA1:   0c8211badc2472983a783b8a79f06499fa4a2925
SHA256:   cdeecc4faea52ae49ae0193116590eb1e4f1c547767d9e55e46f4beb377b2429

Overview

ssscheduler.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges usually within the context of Windows Explorer. During installation, it (or a shortcut) is added to the user's startup folder which is designed to automatically launch when the user logs into Windows. It is installed with a couple of know programs including McAfee Security Scan Plus published by McAfee, Inc., McAfee Security Scan Plus from McAfee, Inc. and McAfee Security Scan Plus by McAfee, Inc.. The file is digitally signed by McAfee which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).

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\3.0.313\ssscheduler.exe
File version:3,0,318,0
Product version:3,0,0,0
Size:265.87 KB (272,248 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Friday, June 10, 2011
Expiration date:Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00082839%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00066113%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00016726%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:124,711 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:20,956/sec
17,470,203/sec
Memory
Private memory:1.53 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):4.44 MB
Private (minimum):2 MB
Non-paged memory:1.53 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:52.4 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):55.87 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:2.39 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):4.87 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:2,327/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:1.37 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:2/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:3 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:25 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:7/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:2
12
Handles:88
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 lines:
  • "C:\Program Files\mcafee security scan\3.0.318\ssscheduler.exe"
Owner:User
Parent process:explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft Corporation)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
SSScheduler.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00161065%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00129377%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00031688%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:32,310/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:272 KB
1.16 MB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00012934%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
User CPU:0.00012934%
CPU cycles:31/sec
Memory:1.4 MB

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 29.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.50%
Windows 7 Professional 10.50%
Windows 8 6.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 6.50%
Windows 8.1 2.50%
Windows 7 Starter 2.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.00%
Windows Developer Preview 1.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.00%
Windows 8 Pro 1.00%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 35.03% of McAfee Security Scanner +.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 19.92%
Hewlett-Packard 18.39%
Acer 13.03%
Toshiba 11.49%
ASUS 9.96%
Lenovo 9.20%
Intel 6.13%
GIGABYTE 3.83%
Sony 3.07%
Samsung 2.30%
Medion 1.53%
American Megatrends 1.15%
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