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What is sppsvc.exe?

Part of Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service by Microsoft

(sppsvc.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does sppsvc.exe run?

Service - sppsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'sppsvc' (Προστασία λογισμικού). This is a system service that is installed with the Windows operating system and protected with Window's File Protection.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the sppsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of sppsvc.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sppsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00053% CPU5272.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.53 MB RAM21.1%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.196608)

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File details

File name: sppsvc.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 3.36 MB
Original file name: sppsvc.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date: 7/9/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0017215272%
Privileged CPU: 0.0011942874%
User CPU: 0.00052723979297%
Privileged CPU time: 52651944.31 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 785,534,710
CPU cycle count /min: 12,414,933
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 40.08 MB
Peak committed memory: 41.87 MB
Paged memory: 4.53 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.29 MB
Paged system memory: 68.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.63 KB
Working set memory: 7.59 MB
Peak working set memory: 10.65 MB
Min working set memory: 5.09 MB
Private memory: 4.53 MB
Page faults: 7,807
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 731
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 6.24 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.92 KB
Total write operations: 34
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1.33 MB
Write transfer /min: 85 Bytes
Total other operations: 19,020
Other operations /min: 18
Total other transfer: 95.94 KB
Other Transfer /min: 86 Bytes
Handle count average: 159
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details

Name: Προστασία λογισμικού
Service name: sppsvc
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Επιτρέπει τη λήψη, εγκατάσταση και επιβολή των ψηφιακών αδειών χρήσης για τα Windows και τις εφαρμογές Windows. Αν η υπηρεσία είναι απενεργοποιημένη, το λειτουργικό σύστημα και οι εφαρμογές με άδεια χρήσης ενδέχεται να εκτελούνται σε κατάσταση ειδοποιήσεων. Συνιστάται η μη απενεργοποίηση της υπηρεσίας προστασίας λογισμικού.”

Image hashes

MD5: 913d843498553a1bc8f8dbad6358e49f
SHA-1: 9c063a440efcddddb29464583e6cafa40a459189
SHA-256: f8b931fdabf669d642cbdcd2ff31e07f8a5e2d5f72e11d4a8ff219ccfb5825e9

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 7.35781
File packed: No
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