If you are annoyed by the constant pop-ups by InstallShield asking you to install updates on your computer, allow us to help you. This could be happening due to ISUSPM, an executable program that checks for updates online and prompts you to install them. It may slow down your computer and make you want to remove it. We tell you how to do that.
ISUSPM.exe a process that belongs to InstallShield from Macrovision. It need not start automatically. It is advisable to disable it if it’s slowing your computer or posing a threat to its security.
ISUSPM.exe regularly checks for updates and installs them. This article tells you what this executable process exactly does, what an ISUSPM error means, and what can be done to disable the program.
What is ISUSPM.exe?
It’s an executable process that starts when Windows is booted. It runs in the background to check for any updates for InstallShield.
An obsolete version of the software can slow down your computer considerably or create circumstances which lead to a computer crash. Some miscreants have even created a virus based on the file which refuses to be uninstalled.
ISUSPM.exe can go undetected. There’s a higher chance of it being a virus if it’s found in the ‘Documents and Settings’ folder or Program Files. The file is located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe. This error occurs in Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 operating systems.
What is ISUSPM.exe error?
This particular error comes up when any application associated with Windows doesn’t launch properly. It displays a pop-up window with the error. Some cases of this error have been known to corrupt or misplace the ISUSPM.exe file, while others have been known to create a gap in the security leaving it vulnerable to viruses.
What ISUSPM.exe Can Lead To
- Unwanted ads pop up while surfing the internet.
- It slows down your computer by not running the appropriate programs or causing unwanted shutdown of programs.
- It infects your registry and corrupts the .dll files. It also shuts down your antivirus program rendering it useless.
- It affects your browsing experience and alters your home page settings in the form of a virus.
How to remove ISUSPM.exe
If the ISUSPM.exe is affecting your browsers, we tell you how to disable it.
On Google Chrome
- Open Chrome, click the Chrome menu and open Settings.
- In the Search section, click ‘Manage search engines’ to see if your preferred search engine is checked as default. If not, move your mouse over it and click ‘Make default’.
- If you want the Homepage button to open up a different page, click the Show Home button and click Change to enter a new link.
- Restart Chrome and view the changes.
- Open Firefox. In the address bar, type address:support to open the window of “Troubleshooting Information”.
- Click the “Reset Firefox” button in the upper right corner.
- When it’s done, Firefox will close and reset the browser to its initial state by removing the virus.
Uninstall the Macrovision software
- Open the Control Panel and click on Add/Remove Programs. Select Macrovision Software Manager and uninstall it to remove the program.
- Check the Macrovision folder to see if all the files have been deleted.
- Restart your computer and check the registry for remnants of the program.
- Click on Windows and press Run and type regedit. Look for the registry file of the software under HKEY Local Machine and delete it.
If you wish to stop receiving updates, you can disable ISUSPM using the following steps:
- Click on Start and then Run.
- Type msconfig and then press OK.
- Select the start up tab and uncheck the item marked ‘ISUSPM.exe’ and click OK.