What is autoback.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the autoback.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Autoback.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with autoback
Autoback.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ERUNT 1.1j belongs to software ERUNT by Lars Hederer (

Description: Autoback.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Autoback.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 38,912 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows core file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. autoback.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with autoback.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > ERUNT), get help from the software vendor T-online or check the vendor’s website for a newer version.

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If autoback.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 83,968 bytes. There is no file information. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as autoback.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the autoback.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Summary: Average user rating of autoback.exe: based on 7 votes with 4 user comments. 7 users think autoback.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving autoback issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with autoback. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the autoback.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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