What is SSScheduler.exe?

SSScheduler.exe is part of McAfee Free Tools and developed by McAfee, Inc. according to the SSScheduler.exe version information.

SSScheduler.exe's description is "McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler"

SSScheduler.exe is digitally signed by McAfee, Inc..

SSScheduler.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\1.0.150\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about SSScheduler.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on SSScheduler.exe:

Product nameMcAfee Free Tools
Company nameMcAfee, Inc.
File descriptionMcAfee Security Scanner Scheduler
Internal nameSSScheduler
Original filenameSSScheduler.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2008 McAfee, Inc.
Product version1,0,0,0
File version1,0,150,0

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMcAfee Free Tools
Company nameMcAfee, Inc.
File descriptionMcAfee Security Scanner Scheduler
Internal nameSSScheduler
Original filenameSSScheduler.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2008 McAfee, Inc.
Product version1,0,0,0
File version1,0,150,0

Digital signatures [?]

SSScheduler.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameMcAfee, Inc.
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA
Certificate serial number564a361e168a81a8f3efaada332508e1

VirusTotal report

None of the 52 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the SSScheduler.exe file.

None of the 52 anti-virus programs detected the SSScheduler.exe file.

Folder name variants

SSScheduler.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\1.0.150\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to ssscheduler.exe:

ssscheduler.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

ssscheduler.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

McAfee Security Scanner Scheduler has stopped working.

End Program - ssscheduler.exe. This program is not responding.

ssscheduler.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

ssscheduler.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with the file?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 77% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 734 users.

User vote results: There were 564 votes to remove and 170 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with the file.

Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Roger Karlsson writes

3 thumbs

The file is signed by McAfee, so it should be legit. However, many has chosen to remove the file according to the poll above. Is there a problem with SSScheduler.exe?

# 28 Sep 2009, 12:41

Max writes

4 thumbs

This thing near forcibly installed while I updated my flash player.

What it does it runs a program on windows boot and when you open it, if you dont have an antivirus or firewall program running it shows a warning and tells you to install some McAfee stuff.

Useless, no point keeping it on your PC. Good thing it comes with an uninstaller

# 19 Oct 2009, 7:18

Roger Karlsson writes

3 thumbs

Here's a screenshot showing the Adobe Flash Player bundling McAfee Security Scan:

SSScheduler.exe is also bundled with Adobe Reader 9.

Here's a screenshot of the message that SSScheduler displays:

# 3 Nov 2009, 1:57

Trevor G writes

2 thumbs

This was installed when updating Adobe Flash via Firefox. I find it disgusting that it was installed without my knowledge and permission, and that it is eating system resources...

In my opinion it is spyware, as it is waiting to see if you have a certain software or not, and if it doesn't will then tell you to buy from McAfee.

Another reason to use Avast.

# 11 Nov 2009, 7:06

PE spa writes

1 thumb

Agree totally with the Trevor. Disgusting policy of McAfee/Adobe.
Almost nobody reads license with the belief that such thing as a Flash player won't be made to have any undesired and unwanted behaviour. What will be next? Commercials in Windows Start menu?

# 22 Nov 2009, 22:54

+chris+ writes

0 thumbs

I call bull on this ssscheduler, and McAfee period.. My daughters machne was infected with it. I or she never installed McAfee period.. When I tried to open up my anti virus program AVG, it would just block it. Not only that any type of scan I tried to use it would just not let me.. It would automatically open itself up and start scanning.. I had to go into safe mode and run the regit, as I was not able to do it via windows desktop.. Like I said every program I try ot open via desktop would be blocked by this McAfee Security too.. Once I got some of it removed via regeit, under safe mode command prompt, I'm still in the process of trying to remove the rest of the program, but am having a hard time.. When I'm done it will be gone, and plane of contacting McAfee in the morning about this crap..

# 30 Dec 2009, 19:32

+chris+ writes

0 thumbs

I tried your freefixer program. I find it funny how it list all legit programs, and the option to delete them. But it list McAfee Security Program and that ssscheduler, and I do not have the option to remove it ?????????

# 30 Dec 2009, 19:41

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Chris: McAfee Security Scan (ssscheduler.exe) is bundled with many of Adobe's products, such as the Adobe Flash Player and Adobe PDF Reader. I've posted some screenshots in my comment from 3 Nov 2009 which shows the bundling. Maybe that's how it was installed on your computer?

If you want to remove ssscheduler.exe, you can uninstall it from the Add/Remove Programs dialog which you can access from the Windows Control Panel.

Did that remove the ssscheduler.exe program?

# 31 Dec 2009, 1:00

Logan writes

0 thumbs

I uninstalled because I have AVG. You don't want more than 1 anti-virus nor should you have extra running in the background.

# 16 Mar 2010, 3:26

+ Fred + writes

0 thumbs

its basically malware designed to make people buy antivirus crap. I didnt download it intentionally, it was attached to a flash update, thus, it was not downloaded willfully and is considered spyware/malware

# 4 Apr 2010, 22:27

+ Fred + writes

1 thumb

and note: use a real uninstaller to remove the SSSccheduler.exe. mcafee likes to hide registry entries and other little goodies on your pc. I suggest Revo uninstaller for the best results

# 4 Apr 2010, 22:34

=Bill= writes

0 thumbs

It may not be "malicious" but I'm concerned about the resources it may be consuming. I find it rather hypocritical that a company dedicated to PC security would sneak an executable onto my system.

# 6 May 2010, 20:13

jason M writes

-2 thumbs

I found an easy way to delete it , just open it as notepad (right click open with notepad)then
erase all the writing on it.
then save it and try to delete it then.
no uninstallers needed.

# 27 May 2010, 23:54

/Sammy/ writes

1 thumb

Found it too @ ugly hostel w-net problems :-O

In ease-2-use CCleaner tool under Extras > Autostart you can disable autoloading.
under named file path, i found an uninstaller exe for MCa**** commercial shi....

# 28 Oct 2010, 16:34

Jeff Perry writes

1 thumb

NIce info. I'm new at this stuff but agree, I don't like anyone piggy backing unwanted stuff and then not leaving a complete removal tool. I went into program files and could not remove SSScheduler:exe. access is denied (Mcafee Security Scanner Scheduler) but was able to remove all the other - my system restore won't work - anyone have a solution

# 26 Dec 2010, 18:25

Roger Karlsson writes

0 thumbs

@Jeff Perry: If you want to remove ssscheduler.exe, you can uninstall it from the "Add/Remove Programs" dialog which you can find in the Windows Control Panel.

# 1 Jan 2011, 14:18

John Knotabuc writes

2 thumbs

Until recently I was an Assistive Technology consultant for the NC Dept of Services for the Blind McAfee is the most incompatible antivirus program with assistive programs for the visually impaired that I have ever encountered. In one case, I was unable to ZoomText screen magnification program at all due to McAfee. Neither I or the top Tech Rep at AI Squared(the makers of ZoomText) were able to find a solution. That is, other than having to download a removal program from MaCafee's web site, because if you just use the Windows 7 add/remove, it's really not gone. Now when you do a download from Adobe there is the opt out check box for McAfee, but it's deceptive, so most users would end up downloading it anyway. At worst, a program that piggy backs in uninvited on another download, takes control of your registry, and needs other software to be removed is a Trojan. And, McAfee at best, is a security tool virus, because it's going to, at some point, try to scare you into buying a full version. I was checking my start up programs today, and guess what I found? 'C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\1.0.150\' Imagine that?

# 6 Apr 2011, 11:20

mayur writes

0 thumbs

mcfee ssscheduler has becom a headche fr me nw.....plzzz help me find solution to remove this ssscheduler file....

# 31 Dec 2011, 23:43

Roger Karlsson writes

1 thumb

@mayur: You can uninstall the McAfee ssscheduler from the Add/Remove program dialog in the Windows Control Panel. Did that solve the problem?

# 2 Jan 2012, 0:19

shahin writes

0 thumbs

I am very new into this community , got a problem:
when I do open my laptop it shows a sign --- "acrobat reader could not open SSScheduler.exe because it is either not a supported file type or file has been damaged" ---------- what I am supposed to do exactly to avoid this sign.

# 18 Jun 2012, 3:21

Elizabeth A. Brazeau writes

-1 thumb

My Microsoft 207 Word is not working right I'm getting these square boxes and other symbols. And is pointing back to my McAFee anti viruses. It has a box that said: File Coversion-wordicon.exe. Please fix this for me.

# 2 Jan 2013, 13:10

全鑫 writes

0 thumbs

他妈的这东西删不了 操

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