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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 0.1% of all Boost users have the sppsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.1% 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.
0.00736% CPU73570.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.97 MB RAM23.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 4 /min0.2%
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:

Are there other versions of Microsoft Software Protection ...?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.65536)
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 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate | KKD Windows 7 V.3 (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows Seven Black Edition (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: 3.03 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: 0.0157214962%
Privileged CPU: 0.0083644470%
User CPU: 0.00735704919285%
Privileged CPU time: 1087883.83 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 256 ms
CPU cycle count: 11,022,425
CPU cycle count /min: 31,666,067
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 30.26 MB
Peak committed memory: 32.11 MB
Paged memory: 4.97 MB
Peak paged memory: 6.71 MB
Paged system memory: 37.23 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.78 KB
Working set memory: 4.66 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.16 MB
Min working set memory: 4.03 MB
Private memory: 4.97 MB
Page faults: 6,052
Page faults /min: 29
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5,108
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 12.67 MB
Read transfer /min: 12.34 KB
Total write operations: 48
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 2.4 MB
Write transfer /min: 1.6 KB
Total other operations: 2,895
Other operations /min: 14
Total other transfer: 8.34 KB
Other Transfer /min: 28 Bytes
Handle count average: 150
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-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: cf87a1de791347e75b98885214ced2b8
SHA-1: e37c4d715a3a6ae877e001ada718d98d963bc5de
SHA-256: 7af4e03d751c951a4e5fba28200dabfe6b3bf055490163eeeea84eba4d0f368a

PE image details

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