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What is ifxspmgt.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ifxspmgt.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ifxspmgt.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ifxspmgt
Ifxspmgt.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Security Platform Management Service belongs to software Infineon TPM Software or Infineon TPM Professional or Embedded Security for HP ProtectTools or HP Embedded Security for or Infineon TPM Professional Package or Embedded Security for HP by Infineon Technologies AG (www.infineon.com).

Description: Ifxspmgt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ifxspmgt.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 507,904 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 516,096 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ifxspmgt.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Ifxspmgt.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using ifxspmgt.exe, you can also do the following:
  • ask the software vendor, www.hp.com, for advice
  • find out if there is a newer version available
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramHP Embedded Security for or Infineon TPM Professional

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If ifxspmgt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 25% dangerous. The file size is 1,125,728 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 1,141,656 bytes, 1,128,312 bytes or 1,107,232 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The ifxspmgt.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run).

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using ifxspmgt.exe, you can also do the following:
  • ask the software vendor, www.hp.com [1][2], for advice
  • find out if there is a newer version [1][2] available
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramEmbedded Security for HP ProtectTools or Infineon TPM Professional Package

Important: Some malware disguises itself as ifxspmgt.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ifxspmgt.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

IFXSPMGT.exe is a process from Security Platform Management Service by Infineon Technologies AG and part of Infineon TPM Software.
  Kevin  
After seeing this page, the file was part of the HP Protect Tools installed on my HP laptop. needed for HP Protect Tools, not windows
  Sara Taylor  

Summary: Average user rating of ifxspmgt.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks ifxspmgt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks ifxspmgt.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.


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Best practices for resolving ifxspmgt issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ifxspmgt. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ifxspmgt.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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