ssk.exe - Is ssk.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is ssk.exe?
Purpose of ssk.exe:

Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: ssk.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
The name of this program is known by "Adware.SurfSideKick". The main purpose of this file is do display pop-up advertisements to you, and it will also communicate with an external server to download popup program information. This file is considered adware or spywaer and should be removed or deleted if you do not want this annoying ads. Visit ssk.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the ssk.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This is located on your hard drive at C:\Program Files\SurfSideKick 2\Ssk.exe

  • Is ssk.exe spyware?
        Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

  • Is ssk.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove ssk.exe?
        Yes, I would remove ssk.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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