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Program info

Estimated safety rating


sdupdsvc.exe may be a dangerous program, according to an automatic analysis of the program's operation. This program triggers too many of the "probable danger" flags described in this document. It is yet unknown if sdupdsvc.exe is a virus or a legit program that doesn't cause harm your computer. We recommend you to be careful with it.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdSvc.exe

Usually, the default name and folder where this application is stored is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdSvc.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is b89df0d2410759a6c826c136aebc2416.

Is running as a service


This program is a Windows service. This means it runs on your PC in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which perform useful functions to other applications or to Windows in general.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This app runs in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the full set of features of modern computer chips. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Spybot-S&D 2 Background update service

The description written in the program is Spybot-S&D 2 Background update service.

File version

File version


 Safer-Networking Ltd.

Company name Safer-Networking Ltd..


 © 2008-2014 Safer-Networking Ltd. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © 2008-2014 Safer-Networking Ltd. All rights reserved..

Is an encrypted file


The machine code of this program appears to have been compressed or obfuscated so it can not be quickly analysed.

Digitally signed


sdupdsvc.exe has a digital signature. Today most clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature is not valid, which is a strong indicator that this app may be malware and that someone most likely changed some of its code after the signature was generated. We advise extreme caution!

Certifier email

The name of the firm or individual signing this is:

Certifier name

 Safer-Networking Ltd.

Digitally signed by: Safer-Networking Ltd.

Issuer name

 StartCom Class 2 Primary Intermediate Object CA

Certificate's issuer name: StartCom Class 2 Primary Intermediate Object CA

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.