"sppsvc.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "sppsvc.exe" process on windows 8? Is the "sppsvc.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "sppsvc.exe" process?

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A

"sppsvc.exe" process represents the "Software Protection" service.

"sppsvc.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "Boot" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   sppsvc

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "sppsvc.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
sppsvc.exe                9,336 K   

Additional information about "sppsvc.exe" process:

Command line:
   

Programe file information:
   Name: sppsvc.exe
   Location: Listdlls v3.2 - Listdlls
   Description: 
   Version: 
   Size: 
   Last modified: 
   Company Name: 
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\data.dat

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Ids

"sppsvc.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "sppsvc.exe" process.

 

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