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What’s sps_helper.exe (SpyShelter System Service Helper)? Is it safe or a virus?

sps_helper.exe by SpyShelter (Netmeetings LLC) is a file associated with SpyShelter Antispyware, a popular PC security software designed to protect users against various forms of malware, including keyloggers, spyware and other malicious programs.

The sps_helper.exe file is known as the SpyShelter helper service, and it plays a crucial role in the functionality of the SpyShelter software. It works in the background to support the main SpyShelter program, providing additional security features and helping to ensure the protection of sensitive information on the user's computer.

Overall, sps_helper.exe helps ensure that SpyShelter users are safeguarded against spyware and other .exe threats.

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Who makes sps_helper.exe (SpyShelter System Service Helper)?

We’ve found SpyShelter (Netmeetings LLC) should be the publisher of sps_helper.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: February 3, 2024

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Our team at SpyShelter has been studying Windows PC executables for over 15 years, to help fight against spyware, malware, and other threats. SpyShelter has been featured in publications like The Register, PC Magazine, and many others. Now we’re working to share free, actionable, and easy to understand information about Windows executables (processes) with the world, to help as many people as possible keep their devices safe. Learn more about us on our "About SpyShelter” page.

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