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What is sdwinsec.exe?

Part of Spybot - Search & Destroy by Safer Networking Ltd.

What is it?

Spybot-S&D Security Center integration for Spybot Search & Destroy (S&D) is a spyware and adware removal computer program that scans the computer hard disk and/or RAM for malicious software. In addition to spyware and adware detection and disinfection, Spybot-S&D can repair the registry, winsock LSPs, ActiveX objects, browser hijackers and BHOs, PUPS, computer cookies, trackerware, heavy duty, homepage hijackers, keyloggers, LSP, tracks, trojans, spybots, revision, and other kinds of malware.
Description of sdwinsec.exe from Safer Networking Ltd.
Spybot-S&D is free for private use. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected. The creators of spyware are constantly developing new ways of invading your privacy. Team Spybot works 24/7 detecting these threats and finding ways to remove them. Spybot-S&D is maintained by a team of people very dedicated to privacy issues, many of which are working full-time on analysing masses of new threats each week, and the response time from our support team is better than that of many a commercial vendor.
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How does sdwinsec.exe run?

Service - sdwinsec.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SBSDWSCService' (SBSD Security Center Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. SBSD Security Center Service 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 sdwinsec.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of sdwinsec.exe users, 31.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sdwinsec.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00072% CPU7167.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
12.13 MB RAM56.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\spybot - search & destroy\sdwinsec.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Spybot - Search & Destroy.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (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)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: sdwinsec.exe
Publisher: Safer Networking Ltd. (verified)
Name: Spybot - Search & Destroy
Description: Spybot-S&D Security Center integration
Version: 1, 0, 0, 12
Product version: 1, 6, 0, 0
Size: 1.1 MB
Original file name: SDWinSec.exe

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Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0021505986%
Privileged CPU: 0.0014339021%
User CPU: 0.00071669651504%
Privileged CPU time: 2808345.65 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1,151 ms
CPU cycle count: 239,233,328
CPU cycle count /min: 41,036,436
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 73.54 MB
Peak committed memory: 75.7 MB
Paged memory: 12.13 MB
Peak paged memory: 12.27 MB
Paged system memory: 285.88 KB
Non-paged system memory: 14.12 KB
Working set memory: 10.1 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.28 MB
Min working set memory: 6.63 MB
Private memory: 12.13 MB
Page faults: 1,223,106
Page faults /min: 619
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,649
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 9.19 MB
Read transfer /min: 5.21 KB
Total write operations: 6
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 492 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 172,689
Other operations /min: 34
Total other transfer: 1.6 MB
Other Transfer /min: 529 Bytes
Handle count average: 148
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe"

Service details

Name: SBSD Security Center Service
Service name: SBSDWSCService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 794d4b48dfb6e999537c7c3947863463
SHA-1: d0b409bcc2c76b0f76d0b05e86bbf9d09b6006cb
SHA-256: 93da8aa20d6b02a3360e7f56150f126e75266e9372e6409d42b89da588ef49c3

PE image details

File packed: No
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