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How does osppsvc.exe run?

Service - OSPPSVC.EXE runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\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.


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About 0.5% of all Boost users have the osppsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of osppsvc.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is OSPPSVC.EXE?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.09828% CPU982801.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.2 MB RAM10.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
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 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows Seven Black Edition (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: 15.0.0149.500 (win7sp1_gdr_oob_osppv2(oobla).120427-1605)
Product version: 15.0.0149.500
Size: 4.62 MB
Original file name: osppsvc.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 7/13/2009
Expiration date: 10/13/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1073746757%
Privileged CPU: 0.0090945764%
User CPU: 0.09828009937574%
Privileged CPU time: 62.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,128,821,312
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 27.79 MB
Peak committed memory: 28.04 MB
Paged memory: 2.2 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.2 MB
Paged system memory: 29.7 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.71 KB
Working set memory: 8.86 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.87 MB
Min working set memory: 7.97 MB
Private memory: 2.2 MB
Page faults: 3,631
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 3
Total read transfer: 99.35 KB
Total other operations: 699
Total other transfer: 1.4 KB
Handle count average: 122
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Network Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-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: “Office Software Protection Platform Service (unlocalized description)”

Image hashes

MD5: eb7467c63290f868991fbe15a7c97e5d
SHA-1: 504512b9edba08a2106b8f2b7f85100b549c9dc6

PE image details

Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 7.49199
File packed: No
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