What is BackWeb-1940576.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 BackWeb-1940576.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-1940576.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BackWeb-1940576
BackWeb-1940576.exe process in Windows Task Manager

There are no author's data about the BackWeb-1940576.exe process.

Description: BackWeb-1940576.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BackWeb-1940576.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 16,384 bytes (98% of all occurrences) or 36,864 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program is not visible. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BackWeb-1940576.exe. Therefore, you should check the BackWeb-1940576.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

keylogger, very dangerous, delete it right away.
compaq connections\BackWeb-1940576.exe supposed to be a security watchdog for comdaq files n data. Mine has woken up recently an causes games to crash n usually windows cant turn it off on shutdown. am looking to find out wether tis ok to kill it or refigure
its annoying
Compaq Connection Manager
my limiter show it as using about 1.5mb of my download per day which doesn't seem to much, but it adds up
  just some1  
Don't know. Every once in a while it want's into my computer and the firewall keeps blocking it until I let it come in.
  Dale Clark  
Just killed the process.. everything seems the same without it.. so it's one less process running for me, I guess. :?
compaq connection manager is the program it belongs to but spyware programs will delete it thinking it is a worm or trojan. to fix download backweb from hp
  dirt   (further information)
gametop game is when I started getting after dwnload,not gametap as above listed.think safe
  Greg b  
It's messing up my router so that I can't get any connectivity to any of my computers until I unplug it.

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Summary: Average user rating of BackWeb-1940576.exe: based on 8 votes with 10 user comments. One user thinks BackWeb-1940576.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users think BackWeb-1940576.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade BackWeb-1940576.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving BackWeb-1940576 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BackWeb-1940576. 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 BackWeb-1940576.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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