What is Spbbcsvc.exe

Symantec SPBBCSvc - SPBBC - Symantec Corporation

File description

Spbbcsvc.exe with description Symantec SPBBCSvc is a process file from company Symantec Corporation belonging to product SPBBC.
The file is digitally signed from Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Symantec Corporation

What is SPBBCsvc.exe?
This is a critical portion of some versions of Symantec Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security and is installed along with said software. It is related to the auto-update functionality of Symantec Norton products.

This process is not essential to the operation of the system; however, it is essential to the proper operation of your anti-virus or internet security software. Removing or disabling this program could disable your protection or, in isolated instances, cause system instability.

Dangers of SPBBCsvc
As this is a legitimate executable that is installed on many systems with Norton AntiVirus or Norton Internet Security, it is possible for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name as this process but be stored somewhere other than in %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Symantec Shared. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to that of the legitimate one but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There is typically only one instance of SPBBCsvc.exe running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection. If you do not have a Symantec Norton product installed, the presence of this executable is a likely sign of a virus infection.

Common problems
  • "Windows cannot find %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBCsvc.exe"
    • It is possible that a virus deleted this file. You will need to reinstall your Norton product.
  • This process uses 100% of the CPU
    • This is a known problem that has many potential causes. It is possible that you have a conflict with another anti-virus program. If you have any other anti-virus software or security software installed, uninstall it.
    • Ensure that your Norton products are up-to-date
    • If the problem persists, reinstall your Norton product.
  • This process uses hundreds of megabytes of memory
    • This is a known problem that does not have a definite cause. Ensure that your software is up to date. If it is, try reinstalling your Norton product.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
003 Autorun registry entries Current User
010 Installed services

Digital signatures found for this file

10 Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
2 Symantec Corporation - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2

MD5 security rating in our database

2 files (Not yet rated and not signed)
13 files (Safe and digitally signed)
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