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What is sppfw.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 sppfw.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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Sppfw.exe file information

The process known as Securepoint Personal Firewall belongs to software Schönherr Personal Firewall by Securepoint GmbH (www.securepoint.cc).

Description: Sppfw.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Sppfw.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,799,680 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 1,783,296 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/sppfw.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. There is no file information. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The sppfw.exe file is not a Windows core file. Sppfw.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Securepoint Personal Firewall or Schönherr Personal Firewall occur, you could also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If sppfw.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 1,799,680 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Sppfw.exe is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Sppfw.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Securepoint Personal Firewall occur, you could also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

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Best practices for resolving sppfw issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with sppfw. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 sppfw.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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