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What does the spmdib.exe file do?

The spmdib.exe process is also known as Software Protection Manager Daemon and is a part of Software Protection Management System. This software is produced by mental images GmbH (www.mentalimages.com). An obsolete or defective version of spmdib.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 spmdib.exe Software Protection Manager Daemon

spmdib.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file spmdib.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\. The file size is 417,792 bytes.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This particular software is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 60% 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 spmdib.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 spmdib?

spmdlib.exe is the service required for the SPM license engine usind in Softimage XSI, It's 100% safe and no spyware/virus (further information...)
mentalray license server

Summary: source: file.net

How to uninstall Software Protection Management System

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To remove Software Protection Manager Daemon 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 Software Protection Management System in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if spmdib.exe (Software Protection Manager Daemon) 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 Software Protection Manager Daemon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Software Protection Manager Daemon 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 spmdib.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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