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.

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Sps.exe file information

The process known as sps.exe belongs to software C5 Administration Console by 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. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 548,432 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). It is not a Windows core file. Sps.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If sps.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 122,880 bytes. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Sps.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to completely remove C5 Administration Console (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

If sps.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 519,914 bytes. The program has a visible window. Sps.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Sps.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

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

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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.

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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 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 sps.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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