How to Download and Fix 360SPTool.exe Errors

Last Updated: 05/05/2020
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360SPTool.exe uses the EXE file extension, which is more specifically known as a 360 Total Security Proactive Defense file. It is classified as a Win32 EXE (Executable application) file, created for 360 Total Security by Qihoo 360 Technology.

The initial introduction of 360SPTool.exe released in 360 Total Security 10.6.0.1223 was for Windows 10 on 10/12/2019. According to our records, this is the primary and most recent file release from Qihoo 360 Technology.

In this short article, you will discover detailed file information, steps for troubleshooting EXE file problems with 360SPTool.exe, and list of free downloads for every version that exists in our comprehensive file directory.

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File Overview


General Information
File Name: 360SPTool.exe
File Extension: EXE file extension
Description: 360 Total Security Proactive Defense
Object File Type: Executable application
File Operating System: Win32
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Qihu 360 Software Co., Ltd.
Software Program: 360 Total Security
Legal Copyright: Copyright © 2015 Qihu 360 Software Co., Ltd.
File Details
Character Set: Unicode
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x0017
Entry Point: 0xb429
Code Size: 101888


What are 360SPTool.exe Error Messages?


360SPTool.exe Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are 360 Total Security errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when 360SPTool.exe is attempted to be loaded either when 360 Total Security is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using 360 Total Security.

In most cases, 360SPTool.exe runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these 360SPTool.exe error messages mean that 360 Total Security was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, 360 Total Security will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common 360SPTool.exe errors include:

  • 360SPTool.exe - Bad Image.
  • 360SPTool.exe Application Error.
  • 360SPTool.exe could not be found.
  • 360SPTool.exe could not be installed.
  • 360SPTool.exe could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • 360SPTool.exe could not be started.
  • 360SPTool.exe failed to initialize properly.
  • 360SPTool.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • 360SPTool.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
  • 360SPTool.exe is not running.
  • Cannot find 360SPTool.exe.
  • Error starting program: 360SPTool.exe.
  • Faulting Application Path: 360SPTool.exe.
  • The file 360SPTool.exe is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - 360SPTool.exe.
System Error


The program can’t start because 360SPTool.exe is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the 360SPTool.exe error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting 360SPTool.exe will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using 360 Total Security. This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of Qihu 360 Software Co., Ltd., conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of 360SPTool.exe errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.



How to Fix 360SPTool.exe Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your 360SPTool.exe issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.


Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the 360SPTool.exe error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed 360 Total Security (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling 360 Total Security software.

You can uninstall 360 Total Security software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for 360 Total Security 10.6.0.1223 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall 360 Total Security software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

360 Total Security 10.6.0.1223

Qihoo 360 Technology

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many 360SPTool.exe error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the 360SPTool.exe error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.



If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your 360SPTool.exe File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate 360SPTool.exe file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free 360SPTool.exe files for every applicable version of 360 Total Security. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download 360SPTool.exe Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate 360 Total Security folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\360\Total Security\safemon\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.


GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve 360SPTool.exe problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.



Download 360SPTool.exe Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)


CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying 360SPTool.exe to your appropriate Windows system directory. Qihoo 360 Technology typically does not release 360 Total Security EXE files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing 360SPTool.exe and all other EXE files for 360 Total Security. An incorrectly installed EXE file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 10


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EXE Files Related to 360SPTool.exe

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
WDPayPro.exe Windows Executable 360 Total Security 10.6.0.1223 2104896 C:\Program Files (x86)\360\Total Security\safemon\
360Tray.exe 360 Total Security 360 Total Security (9,0,0,1034) 413000 C:\Program Files (x86)\360\Total Security\safemon\
EaInstHelper.exe 360 Total Security 360 Total Security (1.0.0.1014) 204800 C:\Program Files (x86)\360\Total Security\softmgr\
QHWatchdog.exe 360 Total Security 360 Total Security (8,2,0,1010) 177664 C:\Program Files (x86)\360\Total Security\safemon\
NetworkMon.exe NetworkMon NetworkMon (1,0,0,1026) 2021376 C:\Program Files (x86)\360\Total Security\netmon\

Other Files Related to 360SPTool.exe

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
setupact.log Log 360 Total Security 10.6.0.1223 14252 C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Panther\
api-ms-win-core-heap-l... ApiSet Stub DLL Microsoft® Windows® Operating System (10.0.17134.12) 11112 C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDriv...
PerfStringBackup.INI Windows Initialization 360 Total Security 10.6.0.1223 1321920 C:\Windows\System32\
api-ms-win-core-rtlsup... ApiSet Stub DLL Microsoft® Windows® Operating System (10.0.17134.12) 10600 C:\Users\Tester\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDriv...
BootCKCL.etl Microsoft Event Trace Log 360 Total Security 10.6.0.1223 17825792 C:\Windows\System32\wdi\LogFiles\


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