What is bacula-fd.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 bacula-fd.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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Bacula-fd.exe file information

The process known as bacula-fd.exe belongs to software Bacula or Bacula File Server by unknown.

Description: Bacula-fd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file bacula-fd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 385,024 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 2,301,760 bytes, 397,560 bytes or 293,588 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The bacula-fd.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The program has no visible window. Bacula-fd.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Bacula provides update information ( You could uninstall Bacula software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify bacula-fd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bacula-fd.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the bacula-fd.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

Daemon for automated system backup
  Safety NetAccess   (further information)
Client für Bacula - Open Source Datensicherung
  Markus Bartl   (further information)
The client file to allow backup access by Bacula
  Jan Kulozik   (further information)
It's Bacula Network Backup System's filer daemon that sends data to the backup server. Nothing malicious and not a part of Winblows.
  Martin Orda   (further information)
  Peter   (further information)
Es ist der File-demon von Bacula einem Bachup-Tool
  Frank   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of bacula-fd.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 4 users think bacula-fd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving bacula-fd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bacula-fd. 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 bacula-fd.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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