What does the SSScheduler.exe file do?
The SSScheduler.exe process is also known as McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler and is a part of McAfee Security Scanner or, as the case may be, McAfee Security Scan Plus. This software is produced by McAfee (www.mcafee.com) or, as the case may be, SSScheduler. An obsolete or defective version of SSScheduler.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SSScheduler.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SSScheduler.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SSScheduler.exe McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler
SSScheduler.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SSScheduler.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 255,536 bytes (16% of all these files), 272,248 bytes as well as 20 other variants.
The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run). The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. SSScheduler.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 25% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A SSScheduler.exe file has a 70% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the Windows Temp directory. In this case, the file size is usually 65,024 bytes. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. SSScheduler.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves SSScheduler.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about SSScheduler?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall McAfee Security Scanner or McAfee Security Scan Plus
To remove McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate McAfee Security Scanner or McAfee Security Scan Plus in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SSScheduler.exe (McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or SSScheduler.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.