What is QBIDPService.exe?

The genuine QBIDPService.exe file is a software component of QuickBooks by Intuit.
An online backup service, QuickBooks Data Protect constantly monitors your system for changes and backs your files up to a cloud server. This application starts with Windows and coordinates the backup process with the remote server. If this process is terminated, your files will not be backed up until it is re-enabled. Located in Mountain View, California, Intuit is a software company that focuses solely on tax and financial software.

QBIDPService stands for QuickBooks Intuit Data Protect Service

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 QBIDPService.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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QBIDPService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with QBIDPService
QBIDPService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as QBIDPService belongs to software QBIDPService or QuickBooks by Intuit (

Description: QBIDPService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file QBIDPService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,248,256 bytes (87% of all occurrences), 1,251,840 bytes or 1,257,760 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The QBIDPService.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program QuickBooks, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to to update it, go to for support, or go to QuickBooks in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify QBIDPService.exe related errors

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


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Best practices for resolving QBIDPService issues

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