Some users have contacted us with questions after finding that ss3svc64.exe constantly uses many system resources and runs several instances simultaneously. Some users say that their third-party antivirus marks ss3svc64.exe on startup when they suspect it is a virus, while others say they see a popup every time they start it by asking them to allow SS3Svc64.exe to make a change on the computer.
The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the SS3Svc64.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
What is SS3svc64.exe and should you remove it?
SS3svc64.exe is a software component belonging to Sonic Suite 3 which comes along with the ProductDaemonSetup Software developed by AsusTek Computer, Inc.
The software allows the end-user to modify the computer’s audio effects from a GUI interface. In addition to this, it can be used to troubleshoot issues related to the sound output. The tool is available exclusively on the Windows platform.
The genuine ss3svc64.exe file is in no way a security threat to the operating system. But for that, you have to be sure that the file is indeed genuine and safe. Most malware of today have camouflaging capabilities and ss3svc64.exe is kind of the perfect target for them to avoid detection.
The easiest way to verify if it’s a legit file is to check if you have the parent application installed. If the Sonic Suite 3 application is not installed on your computer, then there’s no reason why the ss3svc64.exe process should be using system resources. In that case, it’s highly recommended that you use powerful anti-malware software and remove any infected files.
Even if it’s a legit file, the ss3svc64.exe plays no important role in the functioning of your operating system, so removing it will not make any system-wide difference to your computer. This executable would be relevant only if you’re using the Sonic Suite service, otherwise, you can safely remove it without reverting the changes to the default sound values of your PC.
How to Fix the “Ss3svc32.exe on startup” Issue
Method 1: Uninstall Sonic Studio 3
The first method for you to fix the “ss3svc32.exe on startup” pop-up is by uninstalling Sonic Studio 3. The following are the detailed steps:
- Right-click the Start button. Then select Apps and Features.
- Find the Sonic Studio 3 software and click it to choose Uninstall. Then, you can check to see if the “ss3svc32.exe on startup” pop-up has gone.
Method 2: Run Sonic Studio 3 as Administrator
If the last method is not working, you can try to run Sonic Studio 3 as an administrator to fix the ss3svc32.exe issue. This method might be suitable for you. Now, let’s see how to do that.
- Open Internet Explorer. Then, go to C:\Program Files\ASUSTeKcomputer.Inc\Sonic Suite 3\Foundation\.
- Find the Ss3svc32.exe file in the folder. Right-click the file and choose Properties.
- Select the Compatibility tab. Click the Change settings for all users option.
- Select Run this program as administrator. Click Apply and then OK.
Now, you can check to see if the “ss3svc32.exe on startup” the pop-up has been fixed. If not, try the next method.