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Program info

Estimated safety rating


ssp.exe is a application which is most likely legit. So, if ssp.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against potential security problems.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos System Protection\ssp.exe

Usually, the default filename and directory where the application is stored is
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos System Protection\ssp.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is c07bb5ffb85e64df1ab67e17188df22f.

Is running as a service


This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which perform useful functions to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This program can use the full power of a current PC processor.

File description

 Sophos System Protection Service Executable

The description stored in the file is Sophos System Protection Service Executable.

File version

File version stored as a property


 Sophos Limited

Producer Sophos Limited.


 Copyright 1989-2016 Sophos Limited.

Intellectual property rights notice Copyright 1989-2016 Sophos Limited..

Potentially dangerous functions


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

Digitally signed


ssp.exe is digitally signed. Today most clean software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to ssp.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Sophos Limited

Digitally signed by: Sophos Limited

Issuer name

 DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1

Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is good. si are uninstall.