smss.exe question

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by TomAZ, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. TomAZ

    TomAZ Registered Member

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    I'm not sure I totally understand just what the process smss.exe does on my XP system, but I have noticed that at times, it is very CPU intensive and almost brings everything to a halt.

    Any suggestions on how to control this? Or, would create a lot of problems if I just changed the process priority level to "Idle"? I currently have it set to 'Below Normal'.
     
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  3. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    It's a Windows system process, and shouldn't be using a lot of CPU time. So there must be something wrong on your system. Also make sure that it's not malware trying to impersonate this process.
     
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