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Program info

Estimated safety rating


sdupdsvc.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if sdupdsvc.exe is on your PC, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

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

This program is normally found on disk in C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdSvc.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is d3d9abbfa7126667ac8705b6ba6bf80b.

Is running as a service


This application is a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It does not exploit the full set of features of current PC chips. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Spybot-S&D 2 Background update service

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

File version

File version extracted from the file


 Safer-Networking Ltd.

Maker Safer-Networking Ltd..


 © 2008-2018 Safer-Networking Ltd. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice © 2008-2018 Safer-Networking Ltd. All rights reserved..

Is an encrypted file


The code of this executable appears to be compressed or obfuscated so it can not be quickly analysed.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some unusual features of Windows have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


sdupdsvc.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of legit software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from sdupdsvc.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Safer-Networking Ltd.

Digital certificate name: Safer-Networking Ltd.

Issuer name

 DigiCert EV Code Signing CA (SHA2)

Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert EV Code Signing CA (SHA2)

Can be uninstalled


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