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What is sprtlisten.exe?

The genuine sprtlisten.exe file is a software component of SupportSoft Agent by SupportSoft.
Sprtlisten.exe is a process that belongs to the SupportSoft Agent. The SupportSoft Agent is a fully automated program to procure support for SupportSoft products. SupportSoft Inc. is an American multinational company based in Redwood City, California. It was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1997 originally as Replicase Inc. SupportSoft offers services that deliver technical support to consumers and businesses located across the world.

SprtListen stands for SupportSoft Listener Service

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 sprtlisten.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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Sprtlisten.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with sprtlisten
Sprtlisten.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as sprtlisten Module belongs to software Qwest QuickAssist Desktop Tools or sprtlisten Module or SupportSoft or eService Icon or FID-SupportSoft_Agent or CSC-ENG-ServiceDes by SupportSoft (www.supportsoft.com).

Description: Sprtlisten.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sprtlisten.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,213,728 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/sprtlisten.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Sprtlisten.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with sprtlisten.exe, you might want to use the software publisher's support site or remove the entire program Qwest QuickAssist Desktop Tools or SupportSoft ActiveX Controls using Windows Control Panel.

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If sprtlisten.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 1,197,608 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 970,752 bytes. The program has no visible window. The sprtlisten.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Sprtlisten.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with sprtlisten.exe, you might want to use the software publisher's support site or remove the entire program eService Icon or FID-SupportSoft_Agent using Windows Control Panel.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sprtlisten.exe. Therefore, you should check the sprtlisten.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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User Comments

sprtlisten.exe is part of SupportSoft Agent developed by SupportSoft, Inc
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Summary: Average user rating of sprtlisten.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving sprtlisten issues

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