"Software Protection - sppsvc.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Software Protection" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Software Protection" service related to sppsvc.exe?

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A

"Software Protection" is a Windows 8 service that Enables the download, installation and enforcement of digital licenses for Windows and Windows applications. If the service is disabled, the operating system and licensed applications may run in a notification mode. It is strongly recommended that you not disable the Software Protection service. "Software Protection" service is provided by sppsvc.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Software Protection" service:

Service name: sppsvc
Display name: Software Protection
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe
Dependencies: {RpcSs}

"Software Protection" service is provided by a program called: sppsvc.exe:

Name: sppsvc.exe
Location: C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe
Description: Microsoft Software Protection Platform 
File version: 6.2.9200.16693 (win8_gdr.130815-1505)
Size: 4917760 bytes
Modified: 8/16/2013 5:22:11 AM UTC

Disabling "Software Protection" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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