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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. This service runs as the NETWORK SERVICE account with minimum privileges on the local computer and acts as the computer on the network. Προστασία λογισμικού 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 0.3% 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.
0.03388% CPU338826.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          6.11 MB RAM28.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     91 /min4.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
          20 context switches/sec20.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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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 Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Microsoft Windows XP (6.1.7601.65536)
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 Home Premium N (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: 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: 0.0633152776%
Privileged CPU: 0.0294326750%
User CPU: 0.03388260266022%
Privileged CPU time: 12142761.55 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 886 ms
CPU cycle count: 98,489,861
CPU cycle count /min: 215,870,473
Context switches /sec: 20
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 40.95 MB
Peak committed memory: 43.03 MB
Paged memory: 6.11 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.32 MB
Paged system memory: 66.64 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.68 KB
Working set memory: 6.18 MB
Peak working set memory: 12.38 MB
Min working set memory: 4.76 MB
Private memory: 6.11 MB
Page faults: 9,796
Page faults /min: 334
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,081
Read operations /min: 90
Total read transfer: 16.62 MB
Read transfer /min: 802.56 KB
Total write operations: 116
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 5.59 MB
Write transfer /min: 24.19 KB
Total other operations: 3,122
Other operations /min: 79
Total other transfer: 40.5 KB
Other Transfer /min: 274 Bytes
Handle count average: 153
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

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.”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 1688

Image hashes

MD5: e17e0188bb90fae42d83e98707efa59c
SHA-1: c5b437f3965c01936046f9bf7c853f8e363c12ad
SHA-256: fc075f7b39e86cc8ef6da4e339fe946917e319c347ac70fb0c50aaf36f97e27f

PE image details

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