Please read below to decide for yourself whether the vppsd.386 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.
Here is some of what is known about the process. Up to now, our technical analysts have not been able to relate it to any particular software.
Description: Vppsd.386 is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vppsd.386 is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 9,328 bytes.
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: system.ini). The file is not a Windows system file. vppsd.386 appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If vppsd.386 is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 9,328 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 8,816 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: system.ini). The file is not a Windows core file. vppsd.386 appears to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as vppsd.386, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the vppsd.386 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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vppsd. 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 vppsd.386 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.