The ssvagent.exe process belongs to Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U11 from Sun Microsystems, Inc. By default, the file is located in C:\ProgramFiles\Java\jre6\bin folder.
In this article, we will discuss a few instances of the ssvagent.exe error and their solutions.
When you start Internet Explorer, you may receive the following error:
Perform the following steps to fix the issue:
- Click Start, select All Programs, and right-click Internet Explorer.
- Here, select Run as Administrator.
- Next, click Allow in the User Account Dialog box.
- In Internet Explorer, go to Tools, select Manage Add-ons, and then select Enable or Disable Add-ons.
- Here, click SSVHelper Class and select Disable under settings, and click OK.
When you open a new window in Internet Explorer, you may receive error messages similar to the ones listed below:
?ssvagent.exe – entry point not found?
?ssvagent.exe – Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item."
Perform the following two tasks to fix the ssvagent.exe error:
Run a registry scan
You may receive the above error if your system registry is corrupt. Perform a registry scan using reliable and advanced registry cleaning software, such as RegServe, to identify and fix the detected errors.
Uninstall and Install Java
If running a registry scan does not fix the error, uninstall Java and then install the latest version of Java from http://www.java.com.
Ssvagent.exe ? Consuming 90% of CPU resources
After installing Java Run Time on Windows 2007 PC, Internet Explorer may take 8-10 seconds to load. Also, new web pages may take a considerable amount of time to load. Upon opening the Task Manager, you may find ssvagent.exe is consuming 85%-90% of CPU resources.
This is a known issue with Java Run Time. If you do not require Java, you can uninstall it and your Internet Explorer will work as it did before.
Alternatively, you can disable the SSVHelper to fix the issue.
Note: To know about the steps for disabling SSVHelper Class, please see our section, Error 1. ?
Ssvagent.exe ? Can you trust this file?
Yes, ssvagent.exe is a safe file and until now is not known to be associated with any malware. However, many malware programs deliberately give their processes similar names as existing legitimate processes. For instance, a malware program may install a file named sssvagent.exe, svagentt.exe, or ssvaggent.exe to prevent you from manually detecting the rouge process. If you suspect one or more rouge processes are running on your PC, check your WinTask list.
To achieve this, press Ctrl+Alt+Del, and then click the Processes tab in the Windows Task Manager window. If you find unsolicited processes are running on your computer, immediately run a comprehensive malware scan using advanced security tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease.