SppExtComObjPatcher.exe: what is it?
SppExtComObjPatcher.exe stands for the spp external com object. While scanning your computer with the antivirus, you will find that it is showing one file named sppextcomobj.exe as a threat. And then you will be worried and curious about it. What is it? It is a KMS connection broker. It is used for Key Management Service (KMS) licensing for Microsoft Products. For the products which are installed with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled. In short, it is a part of the Windows Operating System. Sppextcomobj.exe is an authorized Windows file developed by Microsoft for the Windows Operating System.
Sppextcomobj.exe is a type of .exe (executable) file. Executable files are files that contain stepwise instructions that the computer follows to perform a function. This is the set of instructions that are designed by a software developer. When you click on the executable file, the computer runs the set of instructions embedded in that file automatically and the program runs on PC. Every software application like Web Browser, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office, Word processor, etc on PC uses an executable file. Thus executable files are one of the most useful files in the Windows Operating System. Absence of executable file sppextcomobjpatcher.exe thus makes you unable to use any program on your PC. Due to the usefulness and everywhereness of this file in your PC, it is used for the delivery of virus/malware infection. Some malware camouflages itself as sppextcomobjpatcher.exe, and hence it then becomes a big threat for PC. Therefore you should check whether the sppextcomobjpatcher.exe program that runs on your PC is a threat or not. Thus all files named sppextcomobjpatcher.exe are not viruses but it depends on the source from where you get it.
As a KMS connection broker, file sppextcomobjpatcher.exe is responsible for the activation of Microsoft products. This includes your Microsoft products like Microsoft Office and many more. So if you find this file running at the background of your PC then you should not at all be worried. This file is ubiquitous. But the problem associated with this file is that it may use a lot of resources on your PC, can create error problems or sometimes major issue also. By taking up a lot of resources on your device, it slows it down. Even though it is problematic in some cases, it is not at all suggested to remove these files from your PC. Removing them from your PC may lead to further technical complications in PC. Some may think of disabling all the sppextcomobjpatcher.exe files all together but this also is not a good perspective to the problem. You then surely will experience problems regarding licensing or activation of products, especially for Microsoft products.
One among all reason why you find this file running at background of your PC that you may be using a pirated copy of Windows. Pirated copies are obviously available free of cost or for the less cost than the original copy of Windows, but then chances of your confidential data in your PC getting hacked increases. So, if you have purchased a new laptop or a computer with windows installed in it and before installing other computer applications you are finding this sppextcomobjpatcher.exe file running at the background of your PC, then it is clear that your device is with a pirated copy of Windows. And then you need to talk with your retailer to escape from future complications.
The thing that makes a file named sppextcomobjpatcher.exe more vulnerable to viruses/malware infection is that it is present everywhere in the device and it is related to each application as mentioned in the earlier section, thus viruses infect this file and the whole system then soon get suffered. Also, it becomes more difficult to analyze it as the program associated with this file is not visible. Due to the invisibility of the program, some malware which camouflages itself as a sppextcomobjpatcher.exe can’t be identified and as soon as such malware gets introduced into the system, it destroys the important data, corrupt important files and also replaces the confidential data. So, this is the reason why most of the antivirus identifies it as a threat. Also as soon as the virus gets entered into the computer system and if it finds this file, then the device is under a serious problem. Viruses can infect, they can replace, and they can corrupt existing .exe files. The virus then replicates and maliciously destroys other .exe files.
It thus becomes necessary to note that all .exe files or all files named sppextcomobjpatcher.exe are not viruses, rather it is a part of the Operating System and yes it is protected. But it can often be bundled with viruses and also with other malicious files. And once it gets infected then it becomes a big concern for the system. So, the file sppextcomobjpatcher.exe is absolutely safe if proper care is taken and if it is introduced in the system only when it is made sure that it is not having hidden malware.