What does the ISUSPM.exe file do?
The ISUSPM.exe process is also known as Macrovision Software Manager or, as the case may be, InstallShield Update Service Update Manager and is a part of Software Manager or, as the case may be, InstallShield Update Service. This software is produced by Macrovision (www.macrovision.com) or, as the case may be, InstallShield Software (www.installshield.com). An obsolete or defective version of ISUSPM.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Macrovision Software Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Macrovision Software Manager has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ISUSPM.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ISUSPM.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ISUSPM.exe Macrovision Software Manager
ISUSPM.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. ISUSPM.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents" - usually C:\Program Files\Common Files\installshield\updateservice\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 218,032 bytes (36% of all these files), 205,480 bytes as well as 9 other variants.
The ISUSPM file is no part of Microsoft Windows. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, RunOnce). The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 38% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A ISUSPM.exe file has a 40% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 222,496 bytes (53% of all these files), 222,128 bytes as well as 5 other variants. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The ISUSPM file is not part of the Windows operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, RunOnce). This ISUSPM program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness.
- A ISUSPM.exe file has a 33% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 222,128 bytes (66% of all these files), 222,496 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,068,856 bytes. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This ISUSPM program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, RunOnce).
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ISUSPM.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about ISUSPM?
|not registered in xp registry |
|InstallShield Update Service Scheduler. Automatically searches for and performs any updates to the software so you are always working with the most current version |
|Occasionally connects to the internet for updates, does not really let you know what it is downloading, can be somewhat annoying. I am going to remove it. |
|software updater |
|Not a danger but takes up space you can get downloads manually. |
Summary: 17 users judge ISUSPM.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 38 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 22 users have already deleted ISUSPM.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Software Manager or InstallShield Update Service
To remove Macrovision Software Manager from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Software Manager or InstallShield Update Service in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ISUSPM.exe (Macrovision Software Manager) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Macrovision Software Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Macrovision Software Manager or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ISUSPM.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.