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 osppsvc.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 Microsoft Office Software Protection Platform Service
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Description: Osppsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Osppsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,925,184 bytes (49% of all occurrences), 4,640,000 bytes and 4 more variants.
The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Osppsvc.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The osppsvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If osppsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 4,925,184 bytes (93% of all occurrences) or 4,924,336 bytes. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file.
If osppsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 33% dangerous. The file size is 4,319,136 bytes. The program has no visible window. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Osppsvc.exe is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as osppsvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the osppsvc.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 osppsvc. 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 osppsvc.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.