What is SpTNA.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 SpTNA.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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SpTNA.exe file information

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

The process known as Taskbar Notification Icon or Security Platform Status Indication belongs to software Infineon TPM Professional or Infineon TPM Professional Package by Infineon Technologies AG (

Description: SpTNA.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SpTNA.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,208,728 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 661,024 bytes or 593,920 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. SpTNA.exe is not a Windows system file. The SpTNA.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. SpTNA.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with SpTNA.exe come up, you may want to do the following:
  • visit the support page
  • verify that you have installed the latest version
  • uninstall Infineon TPM Professional Package or Infineon TPM Professional software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

Recommended: Identify SpTNA.exe related errors

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

Part of Infineon's tpm tools
  Don Pierce   (further information)
sptna.exe is part of Infineon TPM Professional developed by Infineon Technologies AG. This process supports the embeded Infineon security module.

Summary: Average user rating of SpTNA.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks SpTNA.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SpTNA issues

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