What is SABnzbd.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 SABnzbd.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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SABnzbd.exe file information

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

The process known as SABnzbd (version 0.6.12, 0.7.16, 0.6.14, 0.7.3) or SABnzbd-0.2.5 belongs to software SABnzbd by unknown.

Description: SABnzbd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SABnzbd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 108,032 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 104,960 bytes and 11 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. SABnzbd.exe is not a Windows system file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with SABnzbd.exe come up, you can do the following:

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

It is an open source application for downloading usenet via NZB files.
  Rob Gouin   (further information)
It is an open source application for downloading usenet via NZB files. 1000% harmless
  longveiw   (further information)
100% harmless
It is SPOTNET to download files from usenet. Harmless...
open source application for downloading from the usenet. 101% harmless.
  h--.h.h.h.h.   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of SABnzbd.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 4 users think SABnzbd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving SABnzbd issues

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