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What does the SbPFSvc.exe file do?

The SbPFSvc.exe process is also known as Sunbelt Firewall Service and is a part of Sunbelt Personal Firewall. This software is produced by Sunbelt Software (www.sunbelt-software.com). An obsolete or defective version of SbPFSvc.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 SbPFSvc.exe Sunbelt Firewall service

SbPFSvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SbPFSvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,365,288 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,361,192 bytes.
You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This SbPFSvc.exe process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. SbPFSvc.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 26% 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 SbPFSvc.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 SbPFSvc?

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Summary: One user judges SbPFSvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall Sunbelt Personal Firewall

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To remove Sunbelt Firewall service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Sunbelt Personal Firewall in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if SbPFSvc.exe (Sunbelt Firewall 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 Sunbelt Firewall service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Sunbelt Firewall 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 SbPFSvc.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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