What is SPBBCDrv?

SPBBCDrv.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 operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if SPBBCDrv.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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SPBBCDrv.sys file information

The process known as SPBBC Driver belongs to software SPBBC or SPBBC 32bit or Symantec Endpoint Protection or ccCommon by Symantec (

Description: SPBBCDrv.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SPBBCDrv.sys is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (usually C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 447,024 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 418,104 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could also turn to the software developer, Symantec, for advice, update the program to the latest version or completely remove Symantec Endpoint Protection or SPBBC 32bit (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify SPBBCDrv.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SPBBCDrv.sys. Therefore, you should check the SPBBCDrv.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 Symantec Norton Internet Security suite
  Georg   (further information)
part of symantec internet security caused BSOD, possible corrupt installation, try uninstalling all symantec products to debug problems related to this error.
it's a symantec file installed when you install norton antivirus, it's not dangerous by itself. But when you try to install other softwares like emule, windows will automaticly shut down.
  PK Overlord  
Teil von SymantecAntiVir. CoopE
New PerfectDisk 2008 version and SPBBCDrv.sys causes Window Vista to crash (BlueScreen)
  Luis Mendoza  
part of norton internet security, left over after uninstall. go to device manager, click on view, "show hidden devices" then in non plug&pray list uninstall this driver and probably a few others
  perfectly flawed  
System file for Symantec products like Antivirus, Firewall, etc
  Chad Smith  
Get BLue Screen of Death in XP SP3 with SPBBCDrv.sys on Compaq C700. Going to uninstall Symantec Antivirus to try to fix

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Summary: Average user rating of SPBBCDrv.sys: based on 9 votes with 9 user comments. 8 users think SPBBCDrv.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks SPBBCDrv.sys is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade SPBBCDrv.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving SPBBCDrv issues

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