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What does the SBAMSvc.exe file do?

The SBAMSvc.exe process is also known as GFI Software Anti Malware Service or, as the case may be, Sunbelt Software Anti Malware Service and is a part of GFI AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module or, as the case may be, Sunbelt AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module. This software is produced by GFI Software (www.gfi.com) or, as the case may be, ThreatTrack Security. An obsolete or defective version of SBAMSvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about SBAMSvc.exe GFI Software Anti Malware service

SBAMSvc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. SBAMSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,677,000 bytes (40% of all these files), 3,289,032 bytes as well as 12 other variants.
It is the service "SBAMSvc".
The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The SBAMSvc file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. SBAMSvc.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as transmit information from computer to the Internet. For this reason, 16% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A SBAMSvc.exe file has a 17% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 2,763,080 bytes (50% of all these files), 1,012,080 bytes or, as the case may be, 849,192 bytes. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file 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. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. SBAMSvc.exe is capable of send data out to the Internet as well as track other applications.

A SBAMSvc.exe file has a 28% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 3,937,472 bytes. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. The SBAMSvc file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. SBAMSvc.exe is capable of track other applications.

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 SBAMSvc.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 SBAMSvc?

Ich habe die Datei jetzt in "Programm\Ascentive\Spyware Striker" gefunden, obwohl ich lediglich PC Scan and Sweep pro installiert habe. Die wollen ja für jede einzelne Anwendung wieder neues Geld haben. Ich denke, ich werde Ascentive wieder deinstallieren.
Hans-Georg H.
Part of SubBelt's anti-virus/anti-malware (further information...)
Ken
sbamsvc.exe was installed in "System Suite 9" in the Anti-Virus part and took about 98% of my CPU. I removed "System Suite9" from my system and SBAMSvc.exe was gone. I installed "System Suite" again without the Anti-Virus part and the system works fine now. As Anti-Virus I installed AVG free.
Willem de Jong, Lisse, Netherlands
I keep unistalling it. It keeps re-appearing. Don't know where it comes from.
It's a pesky auto loading anti virus supposed scanner left over from uninstalling System Suite9.I've yet to find a conventional way of unistalling as no link in the folder it is in and cannot see it in add/ remove programs .I am simply going to make a restore pt and delete it file by file by dll etc with either Revo Unistaller and or IOBits Security.
abyssalhunter

Summary: 6 users judge SBAMSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 4 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall GFI AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module or Sunbelt AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module

To remove GFI Software Anti Malware service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate GFI AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module or Sunbelt AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if SBAMSvc.exe (GFI Software Anti Malware service) 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 GFI Software Anti Malware service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for GFI Software Anti Malware service 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 SBAMSvc.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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