What is tbaction.exe?

The genuine tbaction.exe file is a software component of Visual TimeAnalyzer by Neuber Software.
Tbaction.exe is an executable file that belongs to the Visual TimeAnalyzer, a monitoring program that tracks all computer usage such as programs launched and Internet history. This file runs a process that logs computer usage and saves it to a specified path. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Visual TimeAnalyzer is designed to run on the Windows platform. The program is used by corporations to monitor multiple computers being used simultaneously by employees, and by home users such as parents who wish to control their kids' Internet usage. Visual TimeAnalyzer can be setup to record anything and everything except keyboard input. The program is able to display a graphic analysis of its recorded logs. Neuber Software GmbH is a German software company that develops security and utility programs. The company was founded in 1993 and has since produced some noteworthy shareware and freeware software such as Security Task Manager, FontTwister, Typograf, Visual TimeAnalyzer, RapidKey, UserMonitor and many more. The company is based in Halle, Germany.

TbAction stands for Taskbar Actions: Visual TimeAnalyzer monitoring program

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 tbaction.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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Tbaction.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with tbaction
Tbaction.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Visual Time Analyzer or media service belongs to software Visual TimeAnalyzer or Time tracking module by Neuber Software ( or Windows Software (

Description: Tbaction.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file tbaction.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 152,648 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 186,952 bytes and 5 more variants. 
Tbaction.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The program is not visible. Tbaction.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with tbaction.exe, you can ask for help from Support, update the program to the latest version or uninstall Visual TimeAnalyzer software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If tbaction.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 6% dangerous. The file size is 152,648 bytes. The program has a visible window. The tbaction.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Tbaction.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Tbaction.exe is not a Windows core file. Tbaction.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with tbaction.exe, you can ask for help from Support or uninstall Time tracking module software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

belongs to Visual TimeAnalyzer
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Tray File of the Programm 'Visual TimeAnalyzer'

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of tbaction.exe: based on 7 votes with 2 user comments. 6 users think tbaction.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving tbaction issues

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