What is backWeb-8876480.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-8876480.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-8876480.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with backWeb-8876480
BackWeb-8876480.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Logitech Desktop Messenger appears to belong to software Logitech Desktop Messenger or Program Files by Logitech (

Description: BackWeb-8876480.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BackWeb-8876480.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—typically C:\Program Files\logitech\desktop messenger\8876480\program\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 16,384 bytes (78% of all occurrences) or 20,480 bytes. 
BackWeb-8876480.exe is not a Windows system file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run). The program is not visible. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The application has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with backWeb-8876480.exe, you can also ask the developer, Logitech, for assistance or uninstall the software Logitech Desktop Messenger or pd-Base using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as backWeb-8876480.exe. Therefore, you should check the backWeb-8876480.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

Have a Logitech webcam. I went to services and stopped UMVPFSrv, changed it to manual. Then went to system config and unticked Logitech Webcam Software from running at start up. No problems using webcam, and I have control over what the software is doing.
  NYC Girl  
I know one thing. I don't like it. It's not needed. My computer ran better without it. Zone Alarm has been screwed up since then. Anyway to remove it.
Do not intall logitech software as it works without it!!!!! so why trouble poor antivirus software??
I know for sure that i saw that "security Stronghold "said it could remove it free download after it was finished scanning it said if i wanted it removed it would cost me $58.00 of course i declined then i removed "security Stronghold" and my computer crashed it was the worst i ever encounterd after 7hours i finally got it running fine i think that if backweb and companys like security stonghold are such scammers i think we should file a class sction laesuit against them and make them pay for thier false misrepresentation and outright lies security stronghold is absolute garbage and i will told that to all my IT friends and i hope that cnet realizes that and give them and all their products the lowest rating there is just remove it after a fresh restore while it has not gotten a foot hold in your system and can anyone tell me what anti virus or antimalware that can stop it? bye, and good luck!
File came from logitech, Zonealarm caught it and I deleated it. A word to Logitech, if you want your trust back, drop this program. Good , bad or indifferent, your rep. is on the line.
  DR Bob  
It caused sudden unexpected "Desktop Messenger" runtime error and abnormal performance just recently after months of no serious problems so I am not entirely sure why.
This file was introduced with Logitech desktop manager, without apparent incident for some time, though the CPU has been SLOW. Now for 3 weeks Windows XP is crashing repeatedly. Before each crash, Norton Internet Security blocked an intrusion, though security scans came up blank. Now my firewall has flagged this program. Either this program is malicious or is being used as a back door. So far: repeated inconvenience and ten solid hours to track the bugger down. Don't believe it is harmless! Bang! - It's GONE. Do likewise.
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Summary: Average user rating of backWeb-8876480.exe: based on 230 votes with 9 reviews. 47 users think backWeb-8876480.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 13 users think it's probably harmless. 51 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 54 users suspect danger. 65 users think backWeb-8876480.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 26 users don't grade backWeb-8876480.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving backWeb-8876480 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with backWeb-8876480. 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-8876480.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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