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What is osppsvc.exe?

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How does osppsvc.exe run?

Service - osppsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'osppsvc' (Office Software Protection Platform). This service runs as the NETWORK SERVICE account with minimum privileges on the local computer and acts as the computer on the network. Office Software Protection Platform runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the osppsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of osppsvc.exe users, 24.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is osppsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.81244% CPU8124422.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.44 MB RAM16.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     9 context switches/sec9.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\officesoftwareprotectionplatform\osppsvc.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft® Office?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: osppsvc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft® Office
Description: Microsoft Office Software Protection Platform Service
Version: 15.0.0169.500 (win7sp1_gdr_oob_osppv2(oobla).120705-1649)
Product version: 15.0.0169.500
Size: 4.9 MB
Original file name: osppsvc.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date: 10/1/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.8263524480%
Privileged CPU: 0.0139101712%
User CPU: 0.81244227672429%
Privileged CPU time: 15.6 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,889,218,554
Context switches /sec: 9
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 39.57 MB
Peak committed memory: 40.65 MB
Paged memory: 3.44 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.11 MB
Paged system memory: 74.7 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.63 KB
Working set memory: 10.9 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.03 MB
Min working set memory: 10.88 MB
Private memory: 3.44 MB
Page faults: 3,831
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 70
Total read transfer: 1.35 MB
Total write operations: 1
Total write transfer: 26.1 KB
Total other operations: 368
Total other transfer: 1.5 KB
Handle count average: 130
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\OSPPSVC.EXE"

Service details

Name: Office Software Protection Platform
Service name: osppsvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Enables the download, installation, and enforcement of digital licenses for Microsoft Office applications. These applications require this service for proper operation. It is strongly recommended that you keep this service enabled.”

Image hashes

MD5: fe9c0029e1af26350d9985d00520e5c8
SHA-1: 9a94a35de6543d9b63bf051654f87d0efc3616be
SHA-256: 967079ccf7b2cbd4b48c9f076675c26af93a1cec26c96811f279414e34004ee6

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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