What Is Sbamsvc.Exe?


Sbamsvc.exe is a file that's automatically added to the Windows startup list when you install Sunbelt Anti-Malware, a security program that monitors and protects your computer from dangerous malware that causes system problems. Sbamsvc.exe mainly operates when the anti-malware is running or performing system scans because it's responsible for security monitoring. Although Sbamsvc.exe doesn't come pre-installed with Windows, it's necessary if your using Sunbelt Anti-Malware.


  • Sbamsvc.exe is a process that belongs to Sunbelt Anti-Malware. By default, the file is stored in the "Common Files" folder in the "Program Files" directory in Windows. This file is the driving force behind the the anti-malware's security and protection features.


  • Sbamsvc.exe's primary function is to implement the real-time protection required to protect your computer from malware and network intrusions. If you're using Sunbelt Anti-Malware, the file appears in the task manager and monitors content, such as downloads, websites visited and external devices. When the anti-malware detects a potentially dangerous file attempting to install itself, the program notifies you and prompts certain action, depending on the file.


  • According to PC Pitstop, when Sbamsvc.exe runs in the task manager, it uses approximately 27 megabytes of RAM and about six percent of the CPU. Sbamsvc.exe runs automatically when you start your computer or run Sunbelt Anti-Malware. If you press "Ctrl," "Alt," and "Delete" together, the task manager window opens to display a list of running processes. Click the "Performance" tab if you want to view information about CPU and memory usage. Click "Resource Monitor" to view advanced information about CPU usage.


  • If you're using Sunbelt Anti-Malware, disabling the Sbamsvc.exe process isn't advisable because such action leaves your computer vulnerable to attacks from viruses, trojans and spyware. The program's CPU usage usually increases if Sunbelt Anti-Malware is running scans.

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