What is cbService.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 cbService.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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CbService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cbService
CbService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Cobian Backup (version 11 Gravity - Service) or Cobian Backup Boletus Service or Cobian Backup Amanita Service belongs to software Cobian Backup (version 11 Gravity) or Cobian Backup Boletus or Cobian Backup Amanita by Luis Cobian, CobianSoft or Luis Cobian (

Description: CbService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CbService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 583,168 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 1,131,008 bytes, 1,125,376 bytes or 499,200 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. CbService.exe is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. CbService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with cbService.exe occur, you can also uninstall Cobian Backup 9 or Cobian Backup 11 Gravity software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify cbService.exe related errors

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

Cobian Backuo utility
  Juan Carlos  
its been out for some time,have not look into software but as long as you download it from og website your be safe
Cobian Backup

Summary: Average user rating of cbService.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think cbService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving cbService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cbService. 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 cbService.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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