What is sdpasvc.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 sdpasvc.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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Sdpasvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with sdpasvc
Sdpasvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SDPAUMS server service belongs to software SDPAUMS server service by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (

Description: Sdpasvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sdpasvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 49,152 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Secure Digital Software Application
This came up when I installed Panasonic's SD Jukebox - software for transferring MP3's to a d-snap camera. It starts as a service - "SDPAUMS server service"
  Parameter Man  
I think it came along with my Panasonic D-Snap camera software, because Matsushita is the name Windows gives my camera's SD memory card.
I also have Panasonic's SD Jukebox software installed and confirm that this file is a part of the software
Harmless part of Panasonic SD MovieStage program
  Keith Weisglas  
Is from SZ-CB7 Panasonic SD Jukebox (is used in our business with Technics Keyboard files).
  Music Matters  
i don't think that file could be dangerous, I don't have problem with him, I just Install the Panasonic - San Disc memory reader application and he started
  Dagoberto Campos  
Yep I have a Panasonic memory card and the .exe file above, so it looks legit.
It's part of the Panasonic SD software.
Panasonic SD Jukebox / Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd.
Sweet...I have the D-snap Camera as well, so this must be a part of that. thus no danger here.
I also have SD Jukebox.
It comes from Panasonic SD Jukebox
Yeah, its harmless, just an mp3 related .exe
This came with Panasonic SD-Jukebox software running as a service.

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Summary: Average user rating of sdpasvc.exe: based on 16 votes with 15 user comments. 14 users think sdpasvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving sdpasvc issues

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