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 SpeedBit Watchman or SBUpdate Module 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 10/8/7/XP are 92,800 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 92,320 bytes or 92,360 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 44% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with SBUpdate.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSpeedBit 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 44% dangerous. The file size is 92,800 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 41,272 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The SBUpdate.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet.

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  
Some how it got into my XP-based laptop (I know - XP is old, but I still like it for some things.) Every time I boot up, it locks up my computer not just once but three or four times. It eventually faults and envokes the Visual C++ debugger (why the hell are they fielding a product with the debugger still attached?). When I close the debugger and use Task Manager to close the several copies of the program that are running (as many as four copies) I get a brief respite, but more copies soon get envoked and the problems just come back.
it has restricted me from installing some app like moxilla firefox and others, each time i try installing the app what i will get is c:/progrms files/common files/speedbit/sbupdate/sbfi32.dll is missing.
It's a pain. I keep getting the message that sbupdate module is not working. I can't find how to correct this or eliminate it altogether. It's very disruptive as the message that it isn't working prevents me from continuing what I am working on.
  Jeanne Derer  
Simply it is disturbing without any felt requirement of it's performance. It might be linked with a malware & should be removed.
It is problematic and should be removed.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of SBUpdate.exe: based on 7 votes with 8 user comments. One user thinks SBUpdate.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users think SBUpdate.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade SBUpdate.exe ("not sure about 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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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