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 ISUSPM.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.
The process known as Macrovision Software Manager or InstallShield Update Service Update Manager or Acresso Software Manager or Common Software Manager or FLEXnet Connect Software Manager or Macrovision FLEXnet Connect Software Manager or Macrovision Update Service Update Manager or FNC 11 Installer
belongs to software Software Manager or InstallShield Update Service or Roxio Media Manager or Acresso Software or Nuance PaperPort (version 12, 14) or Dragon NaturallySpeaking (version 11, 12, 13) or Macrovision FLEXnet Connect or Roxio Update Manager or Minitab (version 15 English) or Flexera Software or Macrovision Update Service or Nuance PDF Reader
by Macrovision (www.macrovision.com) or InstallShield Software (www.installshield.com) or Acresso or Flexera Software or Acresso Software (www.flexerasoftware.com).
Description: ISUSPM.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ISUSPM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files"—mainly C:\Program Files\Common Files\installshield\updateservice\.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 218,032 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 213,936 bytes and 9 more variants.
The ISUSPM.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, RunOnce). The file has a digital signature. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If ISUSPM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 222,496 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 222,128 bytes and 6 more variants. ISUSPM.exe is digitally signed. ISUSPM.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, RunOnce). It is a Verisign signed file.
If ISUSPM.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 35% dangerous. The file size is 222,128 bytes (75% of all occurrences), 222,496 bytes, 2,068,856 bytes or 210,208 bytes. The ISUSPM.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, RunOnce). ISUSPM.exe is digitally signed.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ISUSPM.exe. Therefore, you should check the ISUSPM.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ISUSPM. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the ISUSPM.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.