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Is ISUSPM.exe safe?

ISUSPM.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ISUSPM.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


ISUSPM.exe file information

The process known as InstallShield Update Service Update Manager or Macrovision Software Manager or Acresso Software Manager or Macrovision FLEXnet Connect Software Manager or FLEXnet Connect Software Manager or Macrovision Update Service Update Manager or Common Software Manager or Macrovision FLEXnet Connect Update Manager

belongs to software InstallShield Update Service or Software Manager or Roxio Media Manager or Macrovision FLEXnet Connect or Wal-Mart Music Downloads Store or Acresso Software or Dragon NaturallySpeaking (version 11, 12) or Nuance PaperPort (version 12, 14)

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 7/XP are 221,184 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 218,032 bytes and 16 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/isuspm.exe.html 
The ISUSPM.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). The file has a digital signature. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with ISUSPM.exe, you can do the following:

  • consult Installshield’s Customer Service
  • update to a possibly bug-fixed version
  • uninstall InstallShield Update Service software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)

Recommended: Identify ISUSPM.exe related errors

If ISUSPM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 39% dangerous. The file size is 222,496 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 222,128 bytes and 5 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: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). It is a Verisign signed file.

If ISUSPM.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 222,128 bytes (81% 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: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). ISUSPM.exe is digitally signed.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "ISUSPM Startup" is not required to run at start up. InstallShield Update Service Scheduler. Automatically searches for and performs any updates to the software so you’re always working with the most current version

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.



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User Comments

It comes packaged with many products. It isn't necessary to the application only an updater for Nuance software. I wouldn't leave it because it is just another program taking up resources.
  rick  
Totally intrusive scanning of all my running software and annoyingly pops up with messages on what supposedly needs updating. Is this a way of Flexera trying to penetrate the Software Asset Management market in a sneaky way perhaps?
  MaDhAtT3R  
windows installer keeps launching it over and over. We end task it and it comes right back. We had WinDVD and it did not uninstall clean! ARRRGGHHhhhhhhhh
   
This is a memory hog. It is resource intensive. It is spyware. Nuance bundles it with Paperport and other products. If you are a registered owner of Nuance Products complain to them. I believe it is spyware looking for hot software. There are better ways of forcing purchase than this BS
  Randy Skubbydue  
i am summarizing all the comments into this one. "it runs at startup, then makes itself invisible. No respectable software should do that." "cannot easily uninstall, ... does not ask permission before installing thus fills every definition of malware." the fix: (i am running xp) run regedit, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and deleted the key ISUSPM in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FLEXnet\Connect\11 make each of agent, dwusplay, isdm, issch, and isuspm a null file, then hid and write protected them. i used notepad's 'save as' option with save as type 'all files' to overwrite them. open a command window: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FLEXnet\Connect\11 attrib +h +r +s isuspm.exe for each of the offending applications. delete the contents of windows/prefetch, where you'll find the only copy of isuspm.exe note: you may have to do this under safe mode if you get an 'access denied' error message note: i used this same process to get rid of the annoying java update popups. the only way to get rid of jusched and jucheck, as unchecking the update checkbox is futile. hope that helped.
   
I have a rootkit killer application and it took out things from the registry I didn't even know where there. It was even looking for the ISUSPM.exe (which I had previously renamed .ex1 as suggested before). Whether used by many S/W packages doesn't count if it gives you grief. It was put by Dragon (11).
  LaoziSailor   (further information)
as others have said, it is used to monitor for updates after installs of certain programs "so companies can keep in touch with their customers" per their site. lol. just click on this link and they provide link to remove it from the registry to prevent automatic operation but leave the file in case you try to update from within the offending programs that installed it. takes 30 seconds max!
  William   (further information)
It occurred in my running programs after I installed and used Driver Genius Professional Edition. So I think DG activated it to automatically update the drivers.
  Jos G  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ISUSPM.exe: based on 136 votes with 9 reviews.
18 users think ISUSPM.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 51 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 42 users suspect danger. 23 users think ISUSPM.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 16 users don't grade ISUSPM.exe ("not sure about it").


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