What is SBUpdate.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 SBUpdate.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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SBUpdate.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SBUpdate
SBUpdate.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SBUpdate Module or Secure Browse Updater belongs to software SBUpdate Module or SpeedBit Watchman or SentryBay Update Service by Speedbit ( or Speed-Bit LTD ( or SentryBay.

Description: SBUpdate.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The SBUpdate.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 92,360 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 92,320 bytes or 92,800 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In the event of any problems with SBUpdate.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ SpeedBit Watchman or consult's Customer Service for advice.

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If SBUpdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 41,272 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The SBUpdate.exe file is digitally signed. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SBUpdate.exe. Therefore, you should check the SBUpdate.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.


User Comments

Changes homepages and broser settings
Hi, This file is constantly using about 40-55% of the cpu, without any known benefit, so I've ended the process many times. Today I changed the file name so it wouldn't be automatically started.
Lately I noticed that my computer -Sony VAIO- has suddenly shut down every one or two days. I noticed later that the fan is continueously running which signs a CPU high activity. Using CTRL+ALT+DEL I chicked the processes to find that lots of threads of SBUpdate.exe with me as a user. Checked the net to know that it is Speebit update. I uninstalled speedbit and all programs related to it (DAP-Download accelerator Program). After restart, I found that the computer CPU reduced from about 100% to 60% with remaining 2 SBUpdate threads. I checked speed bit and found that the two programs are uninstalled and there any more. Hence, I killed the 2 SBUpdate processes to get 1% CPU usage. Great. However, While writing this comment, I noticed that the fan is running again. Checked to find that one more SBUpdate is still running (Not sure that originally were 3 processes and I killed 2 only or a new process started). Of course, I intend to search for SBUpdate.exe in C: and delete or rename it so as it doesnot run again with next restart. Any other advise?.Thank you.
  Ismat AlDmour  

Summary: Average user rating of SBUpdate.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks SBUpdate.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SBUpdate issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SBUpdate. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 SBUpdate.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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