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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
The sppsvc.exe task is a file which was most likely on your computer the day you first purchased your Windows PC. The hard drive folder location for this sppsvc.exe file is also show below, always verify where its located on your hard drive. It is common for malware or virus writers to put a similiar named file in other folders hoping to fool you, so its always best double check the folder location to make sure its the right program task you are viewing. This sppsvc.exe program file is found on Windows computers, and started around Windows version 10. This program task goes by the name Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service. You may notice this startup in your tasklist throughout the day, even if it wasnt in your tasklist earlier. This file is considered safe, and is not considered malware or virus related software. Visit sppsvc.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 sppsvc.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-security-spp_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.14393.351_none_542a8562bee9175a\sppsvc.exe You may see other folders containing this with different versions.


  • Is sppsvc.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

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

  • Would you recommend that I remove sppsvc.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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