SP.exe is associated with Spigot adware that is usually distributed bundled with PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) and browser hijackers. SP stands for Search Protection and logically it is supposed to be aimed at the safety of your search engine provider. SP.exe runs in the background and searches for any browser settings modifications continually.
SP.exe Protects Modifications by Adware and Browser Hijackers
Experts warn that SP.exe is in fact linked to a browser hijacker that has been delivered to the affected machine as a part of Spigot adware. So instead of protecting your search engine provider or homepage of any unpermitted changes, SP.exe supports browser modifications performed by adware and browser hijackers. Any attempt to restore the initial settings of your browser will be blocked by SP.exe, or if you succeed, they will be saved until the next time you restart your computer.
SP.exe is Not Detected as Malware by Most Anti-Virus Programs
Other versions of this adware may differ a little bit in their behavior but in the end they all have the same effect – they hijack your browser. Experts report that in most cases SP.exe is not detected as malware by AV products. The statistic shows that four out of fifty-six anti-malware tools will identify SP.exe as a threat to your machine. Fact is that SP.exe is not considered as high-level threat because it does not have password stealing features, and it cannot erase any of your files.
How to Remove SP.exe from Your Computer?
However, infections like SP.exe are quite persistent and rather annoying. They may also lead to poor system performance and cause further security related issues. Experts recommend the removal of SP.exe alongside any adware program from your computer. To do so, just follow the steps provided below.
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