What is backup.exe?

The genuine backup.exe file is a software component of Cloud Backup by Acpana Business Systems.
A background process from KineticD, this application syncs a directory on your PC with cloud storage. KineticD Backup consistently backs up files based on settings configured by you in advance. It also enables you to drag and drop files back and forth from your Windows PC to your KineticD cloud account. KineticD features "military grade" encryption, and access to your cloud account via a browser. Founded in 2002, KineticD is located in Ontario, Canada, and was one of the first businesses to support cloud storage solutions.

Backup stands for KineticD Cloud Backup

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 backup.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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Backup.exe file information

The process known as Synology Data Replicator (version 3) belongs to software Synology Data Replicator (version 3) or Abelssoft Backup or B B B B B Downloader AFF ATD AVM by Synology or Ascora GmbH or B B B B B.

Description: Backup.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file backup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 11,571,200 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 11,605,576 bytes or 1,526,024 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The backup.exe file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It is a file with no information about its developer. Backup.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Abelssoft Backup or Synology Data Replicator 3, update it, or ask the software vendor for help. Go to to update it, go to or to contact the vendor, or go to Abelssoft Backup or Synology Data Replicator 3 in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

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If backup.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 102,400 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). It is not a Windows core file. Backup.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as backup.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the backup.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.


User Comments

Is used by as backup/restore agent.
  Tom Boland  
Required for the online backup services from the Data Deposit Box service developed by Acpana Business Systems.
Programm zur Datensicherung und Datenwiederherstellung
  Jörg Lietmeyer  
Back up and restore program for Club2000 golf handicap software.

Summary: Average user rating of backup.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think backup.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving backup issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with backup. 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 backup.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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