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STEPHEN SILVERMAN asked on February 20, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

Sppsvc.exe Using Too Much CPU

» Constantly on my computer I started to feel a slowdown. When look at the task manager I saw 100% of the processor used by sppsvc.exe.


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» The sppsvc.exe process is an executable file of the Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service., which is used to support the download, installation and enforcement of digital licenses for Windows and Windows applications. sppsvc.exe. is a "start up program".

If your Windows has been infected by viruses, it would be a complicated case, of which causes high usage of CPU. It is not easy to get rid of this kind of viruses, including Exploit:Win32/Pdfjsc.AGK.

EXE files allow users to launch programs without needing additional software on the user's computer special software. The exe file is one of the most useful types of files precisely because it runs programs; however, it can be used as a delivery system for viruses or other malicious programs. Viruses often reside to .exe files, which are then re-named to resemble common software packages. They can be running in the background, infecting or compromising the computer. It is very important to scan an EXE file before opening it, and you should never open an EXE file if you don't know or trust its source.

If you are infected with Sppsvc.exe Virus, firstly do s AV scan and remove the virus as far as possible. Then check for the associated exe file errors with DLL Suite, which is a professional dll error fixer including exe errors.

CARMEN KUEFLER replied on February 26, 2013


All Answers:

  1. EDDIE PERRY replied on February 20, 2013: » I would suggest you to perform a clean boot on your computer and check for the service which is causing the system slow down. Also try to do a virus or malware scan and check.

    Method 1: To check for the service or startup option by performing a clean boot;
    Method 2: To check for malware and virus.

  2. STEPHEN SILVERMAN replied on February 20, 2013: » Already i've done it before I tried again this methods but isnt resolved. Still on system startup sppsvc.exe is using one cpu core totally. I guess I'll have to disable this service. How can I do?

  3. RICK BROWN replied on February 21, 2013: » Check out the sticky and try the steps in Optimizing windows 7 for better performance. Try running the troubleshooters, check for any performance issues. Unfortunately, without any error codes, it would be difficult to diagnose your problem.

    I hope this answers your questions, if you require further assistance please come back and post, we are more than happy to help you out.

  4. UGUR GOELGESIZDAL replied on February 22, 2013: » A few days ago I got a windows update and since that time my ATI video card has errors " Display Driver Stopped Responding And Has Recovered"...I've searched that one online as well and found that ATI claims that it is a windows problem and microsoft claims that it is an ATI issue... I've found that hundreds of users have this same problem....even new (OUT OF THE BOX) systems have this problem.. I did a system restore to the earliest date I could and shut off automatic updates because every time I get an update something else quits working..at that rate it wont be long before I can't use anything or do anything with the computer....but at least it would be "up to date" :) Good luck! I myself am thinking of going back to XP or going with Apple very soon...

  5. MARK BAYKIAN replied on February 25, 2013: » I can't be sure but I had a similar problem and Microsoft Security Essentials turned out to be the problem.After uninstalling it svhost returned to normal.

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