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What is BackupStack.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 BackupStack.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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BackupStack.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BackupStack
BackupStack.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Backup Stack or Computer Backup (MyPC Backup) belongs to software BackupStack or JDI BACKUP LIMITED by Just Develop It.

Description: BackupStack.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The BackupStack.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 32,808 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 36,936 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/backupstack.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The BackupStack.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. BackupStack.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall MyPC Backup or JustCloud, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on MyPC Backup or JustCloud in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on support.mypcbackup.com or www.justcloud.com to visit the vendor's website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BackupStack.exe. Therefore, you should check the BackupStack.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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User Comments

It runs as a separate (within the context of its own process) windows Service named “Computer Backup (MyPC Backup)”. Additionally, the file is typically installed by a number of programs including ZipCloud by JDI BACKUP LIMITED and JustCloud by JDI BACKUP LIMITED. I have JustCloud and my cameras are in constant record and back-up mode, so I believe this is a necessary file in my situation.
  Tready49   (further information)
AdAware has picked it up as a virus.
  Victor  

Summary: Average user rating of BackupStack.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks BackupStack.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.


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Best practices for resolving BackupStack issues

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