File purpose and description:
The sppsvc.exe task is a file which was most likely on your computer the day you first purchased your Windows PC. The hard drive folder location for this sppsvc.exe file is also show below, always verify where its located on your hard drive. It is common for malware or virus writers to put a similiar named file in other folders hoping to fool you, so its always best double check the folder location to make sure its the right program task you are viewing. This sppsvc.exe program file is found on Windows computers, and started around Windows version 10. This program task goes by the name Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service. You may notice this startup in your tasklist throughout the day, even if it wasnt in your tasklist earlier. This file is considered safe, and is not considered malware or virus related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable program.
File or folder location:
This file will be found at: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-security-spp_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.14393.351_none_542a8562bee9175a\sppsvc.exe You may see other folders containing this with different versions.
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, sppsvc.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of sppsvc.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.