What is SPBBCSvc.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 SPBBCSvc.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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SPBBCSvc.exe file information

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

The process known as SPBBC Service belongs to software SPBBC or Symantec AntiVirus or Symantec Client Security by Symantec ( or Your Company Name.

Description: SPBBCSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The SPBBCSvc.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 173,160 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,160,848 bytes and 5 more variants. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. SPBBCSvc.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. SPBBCSvc.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with SPBBCSvc.exe, you can contact Customer Service, find out if there is a newer version available or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Norton Internet Security or Symantec AntiVirus).

Recommended: Identify SPBBCSvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SPBBCSvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SPBBCSvc.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

too many use memory resources
A symantec file.. dont use NAV or symantec if u have a low memory on ur PC..
Whenever Symantec release a new version, what they do is only adding in more selfish process that make your hard disk busy!
NAV Internet Protection
Got error on startup. Stops boot. Isolated PC. Nuke the damn thing soon
The is services which run the Symantec Tamper Protection, If you want to modify any thing in Symantec, you need to diable this service.
  Madhu V  
The is services which run the Symantec Tamper Protection, If you want to modify any thing in Symantec, you need to diable this service.
  Madhu V  
It's eating into a huge part of my memory - slowing my computer down!!
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Summary: Average user rating of SPBBCSvc.exe: based on 61 votes with 9 reviews. 41 users think SPBBCSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 12 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 5 users think SPBBCSvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 11 users don't grade SPBBCSvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving SPBBCSvc issues

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