What is SSPService.exe?

SSPService.exe is part of SophosEndpointDefenseSoftware and developed by Sophos Limited according to the SSPService.exe file information. In certain cases, malicious trackers and scripts can disguise themselves as legitimate files, like SSPService.exe, leading to glitches, overload and system malfunctions.

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SSPService.exe's description is "SophosEndpointDefenseSoftware".

SSPService.exe is digitally signed by Sophos Limited.

SSPService.exe is an .exe file.

SSPService.exe is usually located in the following folder:

%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Endpoint Defense\SSPService.exe

SSPService.exe basic information

Description
SophosEndpointDefenseSoftware
Internal Name
Sophos System Protection Service
Version
4.7.0.37
Company
Hash
98FDCB6637956585772B4B87990CA4DF

SSPService.exe running processes

%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Endpoint Defense\SspEdr.exe

SSPService.exe actions

List of the actions SSPService.exe executes on a user's PC
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Endpoint Defense\Logs\SSP.log new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\SystemProtection\Telemetry\\PolicyConfiguration new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Acknowledged\Provider\\corc_revision_id new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Acknowledged\Provider\\core_revision_id new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Endpoint Defense\Logs\SSP_00.log new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\DynamicUpdate\\rulesLoaded new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\Paused new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\PauseCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\SystemProtection\Telemetry\\BackgroundScanning new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\DecisionRulesV2\\rulesInUse new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\DynamicUpdate\\lastFailedVersion new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\DynamicUpdate\\lastError new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\SystemProtection\Telemetry\\auditModeEnabled new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Endpoint Defense\Data\historian.db new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Endpoint Defense\Data\historian.db-journal new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Acknowledged\\HistorianStarted new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\Health\ProcessNotification new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\Health\ProcessNotification\Sophos EDR Agent new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\Health\ProcessNotification\Sophos EDR Agent\\IsRunning new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\BurndownTotalStartedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\BurndownLastStartedTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\RestartCount new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Clean\Staging\scan_request_169A6EEC-4D21-402D-A1E9-5A1BA9FD03CA.json new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\BurndownLastWalkedFileCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\BurndownTotalCompletedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\BurndownLastCompletedTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\SystemProtection\Telemetry\\MemoryFootprint new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\OverallTotalStartedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\OverallLastStartedTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\System32TotalStartedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\System32LastStartedTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\System32LastWalkedFileCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\System32TotalCompletedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\System32LastCompletedTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\ProgramFilesTotalStartedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\ProgramFilesLastStartedTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\ProgramFilesLastWalkedFileCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\ProgramFilesTotalCompletedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\ProgramFilesLastCompletedTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\SysWow64TotalStartedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\SysWow64LastStartedTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\SysWow64LastWalkedFileCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\SysWow64TotalCompletedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\SysWow64LastCompletedTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\ProgramFilesX86TotalStartedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\ProgramFilesX86LastStartedTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\DynamicUpdate\\prepTimeMs new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\DynamicUpdate\\transitionTimeMs new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\DynamicUpdate\\outstandingAsyncEvents new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\DynamicUpdate\\numberOfEvaluators new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537 new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537\\family_id new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537\\last_updated new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537\\last_reported_local new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537\\last_reported_central new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537\\outbreak new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537\\threat_type new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537\\report_source new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537\not_rebooted_since_last_update new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\SystemProtection\Telemetry\\detectionEventCount new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Health\Event Store\Temp\0B6A357C-E046-4297-BECA-AF55AE672ADB.json new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Endpoint Defense\Data\Events\Staging\003948f5f214df8a_93E90752-A76F-4CC5-AA7E-033DDD737DD7.xml new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537\5BAB8036-87B5-49E1-B4B3-C3D240B6E689 new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537\5BAB8036-87B5-49E1-B4B3-C3D240B6E689\\type new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\Incidents\DCEE49E0FF68A4ADF2365FA7B79AA8029C1E44EDC0F30CECBC22856411EC9537\5BAB8036-87B5-49E1-B4B3-C3D240B6E689\\status new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Clean\Staging\scan_request_7F47537D-85DE-4C7A-ACFA-E2A4FA5AC161.json new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Endpoint Defense\Data\Clean\Saved\0B6A357C-E046-4297-BECA-AF55AE672ADB_5BAB8036-87B5-49E1-B4B3-C3D240B6E689.xml file moved
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Endpoint Defense\Data\Events\Staging\003948f5f214df8b_86681BBF-481E-4F7A-847D-4700A7FA4811.xml new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\SystemProtection\Telemetry\\cleanMEventCount new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Health\Event Store\Temp\40B6B1C2-6FBE-4760-B2BE-C5C2DBBCBA81.json new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\ProgramFilesX86LastWalkedFileCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\ProgramFilesX86TotalCompletedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\ProgramFilesX86LastCompletedTime new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\FixedDiskTotalStartedCount new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\EndpointDefense\BackgroundScanV2\\FixedDiskLastStartedTime new registry key parameter created

SSPService.exe actions

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SSPService.exe's virus check

80%

of antivirus scans don't detect any virus in it

15%

of antivirus scans detect it as a potentially unwanted program

5%

of antivirus scans detect a virus in it

SSPService.exe user rating

74%

of users rate SSPService.exe as a useful program

23%

of users find SSPService.exe to be a potentially unwanted program

3%

of users find SSPService.exe to be malicious or a scam

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