What is mozybackup.exe?

The genuine mozybackup.exe file is a software component of MozyHome Remote Backup by EMC.
Mozybackup.exe is an executable file that is part of MozyHome Remote Backup, a utility software used for backing up important data. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Mozy provides 256-bit AES and 448-bit Blowfish encryption standards. Only once they are encrypted, the files are sent over an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) connection and stored at a data center managed by EMC. The files stored at the data centers can be easily retrieved from any computer or mobile device as long as the user provides the correct credentials. As a trial option, Mozy provides 2GB worth of free space for new users to upload their data. Data can be uploaded manually, or as per a fixed schedule. Mozy is owned by EMC Corporation, an American company that provides solutions in data storage, virtualization, information security and data analytics as well as numerous other services. EMC caters mainly to large companies but also provides products for small businesses and home users. The company currently employs over 60,000 people. EMC is based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.

MozyBackup stands for MozyHome Remote Backup Service bootstrapper

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 mozybackup.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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Mozybackup.exe file information

The process known as MozyHome Remote Backup Service bootstrapper belongs to software MozyHome Remote Backup by Mozy (

Description: Mozybackup.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mozybackup.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 87,344 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 72,704 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. Mozybackup.exe is not a Windows system file. Mozybackup.exe is a Verisign signed file. The mozybackup.exe file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > MozyHome or MozyHome Remote Backup).

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

its a backup utility(you had to download it)-
  IronMan   (further information)
Mozy is a free remote backup service. They offer 2GB of free online storage space for backups. You can manually back data up, or have it on a schedule.
  Chris   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of mozybackup.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think mozybackup.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving mozybackup issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mozybackup. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mozybackup.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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