What is sps.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 sps.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.

Click to Run a Free Scan for sps.exe related errors

Sps.exe file information

The process known as sps.exe belongs to software C5 Administration Console by Architecture Software or Spigot ( or Secure Elements.

Description: Sps.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file sps.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 548,432 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 878,136 bytes and 5 more variants. 
There is no file information. Sps.exe is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The program is not visible. Sps.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify sps.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sps.exe. Therefore, you should check the sps.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

This is the Secure Elements, Inc. security sensor
  Scott Carpenter   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of sps.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks sps.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about sps.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving sps issues

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

Other processes

sps.exe [all]