What does the sb4service.exe file do?
The sb4service.exe process is also known as Service for run global hooking and is a part of SpamBully (Version 4 for Outlook). This software is produced by Axaware (www.spambully.com). An obsolete or defective version of sb4service.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Service for run global hooking has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Service for run global hooking 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)
- sb4service.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module sb4service.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about sb4service.exe Service for run global hooking
sb4service.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Sb4service.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 570,016 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 566,272 bytes.
You can end this service, pause it, or restart it by going to System and Security/Administrative Tools/Services in Control Panel. The service does not run under your user account. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The sb4service file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. Sb4service.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 63% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 sb4service.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 sb4service?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall SpamBully
To remove Service for run global hooking 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 SpamBully in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if sb4service.exe (Service for run global hooking) 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 Service for run global hooking. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Service for run global hooking 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 sb4service.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.
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