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What is sump.exe?

Sump.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if sump.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Sump.exe file information

The process known as Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC belongs to software SpeedUpMyPC or Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC (version 2009) by Uniblue Systems (www.uniblue.com) or SpeedUpMyPC.

Description: Sump.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. sump.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 56,168 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 394,632 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/sump.exe.html 
The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you are having problems with sump.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC or SpeedUpMyPC software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)
  2) look for help from the software company Uniblue
  3) update [1][2] the program.

Recommended: Identify sump.exe related errors

If sump.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 172,032 bytes. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Sump.exe is not a Windows system file. Sump.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name sump.exe, for example TROJ_SPNR.07K211 (detected by TrendMicro), and PasswordRevealer (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the sump.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

gehört zum Programm von Uniblue SpeedUpMyPc, Prozessorauslastung zwischen 1 und 5%
It eats up processor time like a drain sucks rainwater. My PC runs critically slow, removing the sump.exe processes cures all the problems.
  Peter Clark  
need for speed
  ali semiz  
Programm lief im Hintergrund ohne gewollten Start; HW.
I can't get rid of sump.exe. Using a Start Up Monitor program - "Advanced Uninstaller Pro" I can choose to disable this or delete it. Neither prevents it starting up. It consumes 25 - 30 % of processor time even when the system is busy loading other programs etc. Speed Up My PC (This is their file) worked for me when the processor was 100% busy all the time, but this legacy is damned annoying. I will complain.
  Ken Barrie  
Received this reply from Uniblue, the author of sump.exe. I was complaining about it's persistence, but it is easy to turn off this particular tool. “Even if SpeedUpMyPC is utilizing a lot of CPU usage, this is run in lowest priority while your PC is idle. So as soon as you start running an application, the SUMP.exe CPU usage will drop down automatically. If you would like to disable this feature, please click on the 'Manage' tab, go to 'Undo changes' and select 'Speed Tools'. Then locate the 'Proactive thumbnail generator' entry and set it to OFF”
eats Ram like Pac Man
It runs as an invisible precess. It sucks up a cheunk of precessor CPU and appears not to be needed.
  Julian Gammon III  
I was able to get rid of sump.exe by uninstalling Uniblue Speed Up My PC using Windows uninstall function in the control panel. A Norton scan of all apps running on my PC confirmed that it is gone. I've rated sump.exe as dangerous more because it consumes far more RAM than any other executable file and does exactly the opposite of what the program that installed it claims it will do, i.e., speed up your PC. It also appears to create a potential for security breaches.
  WeHo Rob  
bei mir (WinXP-Home) teilweise Prozessorauslastung 90%, wenn SpeedUpMyPC installiert ist !!!
  Thomas Rudolph  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of sump.exe: based on 8 votes with 10 user comments.
2 users think sump.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks sump.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade sump.exe ("not sure about it").

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Sump scanner

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