What is BackupStack.exe?

The genuine BackupStack.exe file is a software component of My PC Backup | ZipCloud | NovatechCloud by JDI Backup Ltd..
“BackupStack.exe” is the name of one executable program by JDI Backup Ltd., out of a large number of folders, program files and registry keys associated with a bundled automatic online file backup product named “My PC Backup” or “ZipCloud” or “Novatech Cloud,” which typically downloads and installs without permission and thereafter presents dialogs or popup ads regularly soliciting purchase of a premium version, (thus, a PUP). The path in which “BackupStack.exe” is found is “C:\Program Files\%Product%\BackupStack.exe”, depending on what product installed itself. Manual removal of these products can involve 50 files, eight folders, and more than 60 registry keys. The Control Panel “Uninstall” applet may list the product and allow removal but this may not be complete. Use of an anti-malware product to detect and remove it may be advisable.

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 (YesBackup) or JustCloud or MyPC Backup belongs to software YesBackup or JDI BACKUP LIMITED by Just Develop It or Cloud Backup Software.

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 53,320 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 36,936 bytes and 8 more variants. 
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 44% 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 or to visit the vendor's website.

Recommended: Identify BackupStack.exe related errors

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.


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.
Um ein Backup Ihrer Dateien, können Sie sie auf freien Cloud-Storage-Host wie DevFilesCloud( sie sicher zu machen.
  Alina   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of BackupStack.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks BackupStack.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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