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Windows 7: Very Slow Boot and multiple smss.exe

29 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Very Slow Boot and multiple smss.exe

Hey Guys!
I recently got the problem where my PC boots about 3-5 min to the login screen.
I did a performance analysis where I can see that multiple smss.exe processes are running and one of them takes about 100 seconds of the boot time.
I added a download link of the performance analysis (the 7z-file is 198.5 MB and the extracted file is ~5GB):!dA0zUTzS!FdQTkHoGf...yOKSiJMrosmTvQ

I dont know how to get rid of the second smss.exe process and I don't know what this process is actually doing.

The System I am talking about is a Windows 7 Professional x64 installation.
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
Corsair Vengeance LPX schwarz DIMM Kit 16GB, DDR4-2666
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC, 4GB GDDR5
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB

I hope someone can help me :)

Greets Greg

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07 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

hrmm... I'd be a bit careful here as we could be dealing with malware, first run a scan with your antivirus and see what happens. also, where is the secind one located? smss.exe should be in C:/Windows/System32, if the second one is anywhere else on your PC, you've got a virus.
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