Is sscrun.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of sscrun.exe:









File purpose and description:

SSCRun.exe is a program file which may have arrived on your computer if you have installed the AOL software. AOL is a worldwide ISP service, among many other things and website portal. This file may appear in your program startup. The actual proper disk location is also shown below, so always verify the location to make sure your file is not spyware or adware related. This is called the SSC install helper, and it appears to be a firewall related plugin for AOL. AOL installs this with their 9.0 software version, although with mine I removed this file from the startup as I don't need any other firewall related items running. This file is considered safe and is not considered spyware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
sscrun.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This file will be found on your disk drive at C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1121868872\ee\services\sscFirewallPlugin\ver1_10_3_1\SSCRun.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, sscrun.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of sscrun.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!