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What’s sps_service.exe (SpyShelter System Service)? Is it safe or a virus?

sps_service.exe (SpyShelter System Service) is a process associated with SpyShelter Antispyware, a security software developed by Netmeetings LLC, based in Austin, Texas USA.

This particular SpyShelter process is responsible for the background activities of the SpyShelter application, such as monitoring for and blocking potential threats to the system. It provides real-time protection against various forms of malware, including keyloggers, screen loggers, and other spyware-related malware.

By continuously running in the background, sps_service.exe helps to ensure the security and integrity of the system by actively monitoring and preventing unauthorized access and data theft.

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Who makes sps_service.exe (SpyShelter System Service)?

We’ve found SpyShelter (Netmeetings LLC) should be the publisher of sps_service.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is sps_service.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the sps_service.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find sps_service.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 3, 2024

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