Here's what Bill P Stucios has to say about it:
So it either is, or was, installed from the look of it. "Safe" means
not known to be part of a malware load and the cpu max out is mentioend
Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware - SBAMSVC.EXE
Sbamsvc.exe installs with Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware from Sunbelt
Software. Vipre is described by the author as follows: "Vipre combines
antivirus, antispyware, anti-rootkit, anti-malware and other security
technologies into a seamless, tightly-integrated security solution." It
is intended as a replacement for CounterSpy AntiSpyware. You'll find
more information at
If you use this program, you'll want to leave this file in place.
Sbamsvc.exe is the main scanning engine. Some users have complained that
this file uses up to 100% of their CPU resources. Sunbelt recommends
upgrading to the latest available version.