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What is sbapifs?

Sbapifs.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the OS, hardware etc.
The free file information forum can help you determine if sbapifs.sys belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Sbapifs.sys file information

The process known as Sunbelt ActiveProtection Filter or Sunbelt CounterSpy AP Driver belongs to software CounterSpy or Active Protection SDK or VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware by Sunbelt Software (www.sunbelt-software.com) or GFI Software (www.gfi.com).

Description: Sbapifs.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file sbapifs.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 69,936 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 68,912 bytes or 74,968 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/sbapifs.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
It is possible to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware or Ad-Aware.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as sbapifs.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the sbapifs.sys 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.


User Comments

Part of Sunbelt CounterSpy's "Active Protection" driver.
  Tammy   (further information)
Counter Spy Program file
  PC   (further information)
Related to the active protection component of Sunbelt's VIPRE Enterprise anti-virus software.
  Scott Badger  
Sunbelt ActiveProtection Filter - also used on license by Lavasoft Adaware Pro
VIPRE Antivirus
  Shalabh Vaid  

Summary: Average user rating of sbapifs.sys: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments.
4 users think sbapifs.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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