What is sb4service.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 sb4service.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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Sb4service.exe file information

The process known as Service for run global hooking belongs to software SpamBully (version 4 for Outlook) by Axaware (

Description: Sb4service.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sb4service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 570,016 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 566,272 bytes or 562,584 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The sb4service.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. There is no detailed description of this service. Sb4service.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with SpamBully 4 for Outlook occur, you can also completely remove it (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify sb4service.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sb4service.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sb4service.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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Best practices for resolving sb4service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with sb4service. 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 sb4service.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.

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