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What is BackWeb-137903.exe?

The genuine BackWeb-137903.exe file is a software component of Tournament Dreams College by Hewlett-Packard. BackWeb is a generic, background downloading tool that software vendors can incorporate into a product to download data, for example product updates. Its operation depends on the instructions put into it by the vendor. BackWeb is a communications program that can reach a high number of users quickly.

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 BackWeb-137903.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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BackWeb-137903.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BackWeb-137903
BackWeb-137903.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as BackWeb-137903.exe belongs to software Tournament Dreams College or HijackThis or Zuma Deluxe by Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com).

Description: BackWeb-137903.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BackWeb-137903.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—generally C:\Program Files\hp center\137903\Program\ or C:\Program Files\Updates from HP\137903\Program\. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 16,384 bytes (98% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes, 36,864 bytes or 20,480 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/backweb-137903.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. BackWeb-137903.exe is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
In case of problems with BackWeb-137903.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Tournament Dreams College or Zuma Deluxe.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BackWeb-137903.exe. Therefore, you should check the BackWeb-137903.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

A lot more now since Googling Backweb!
  Anna  
You people realize you're supposed to be rating how dangerous backweb is, not how annoying it is. It isn't adware, it isn't spyware, HP uses it for updates and sometimes it messes things up. I disable it, but calling it a virus is stupid.
  Danno  
HP - compaq (I don't Know if others do the same)come with lots of thithtparties programms. some can be removed, some not but can be desable
   
From my understanding, it's a product from hp that updates without your approval; in the backround, just as a virus does. I went into regedit and deleted all the keys that had to do with backweb, after disabling its process, and shredded all the files that had to do with it. Now, after removing Back-web and other adware my computer runs ALOT faster.
  Edwards  
I am no expert but it wants to access the internet a lot. I think it has affected my Hp Media center and it can't update cable programming.
  GFB  
Slows down my computer and does absolutely nothing. Tried to uninstall and now every five minutes a window pops up. Had to go into safe mode to get rid of lingering files.
  CT  
the freezes are a real problem for my neighbor's hp Pavillion. hp suggests disabling it from the start All Programs hp Center folder.
  warowe  
Hatte Anfangs Installationsprobleme
  Christoph M. Dau   (further information)
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Summary: Average user rating of BackWeb-137903.exe: based on 25 votes with 9 reviews. 7 users think BackWeb-137903.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. 8 users think BackWeb-137903.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 7 users don't grade BackWeb-137903.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving BackWeb-137903 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BackWeb-137903. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 BackWeb-137903.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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