What is ubd.exe?

The genuine ubd.exe file is a software component of iCloud by Apple.
Ubd.exe is an executable file that belongs to Apple iCloud for Windows, a program that enables users to upload data from their Windows-based PCs to Apple servers. This is an essential process for Apple iCloud and should not be disabled. iCloud is a cloud storage service that offers users online storage space to for data such as documents, photos, and music. The data is kept on remote servers and can be accessed by any authorized iOS, Macintosh or Windows device, with the ability to share and send data to other users, and to old data if the Apple device is lost or stolen. Apple Inc. is an American company that develops consumer electronics, computer software, as well as online services. The company is known for its smartphones, tablet computers, personal computers, media players and smartwatches. Apple develops the OS X and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, as well as several dozen productivity suites. Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in 1976, to develop and sell personal computers. The company is currently based in Cupertino, California, USA.

UBD stands for Universal Bridge for Desktops

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 ubd.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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Ubd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ubd
Ubd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software iCloud or Apple by Apple (

Description: Ubd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Ubd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 59,240 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The ubd.exe file is not a Windows system file. The ubd.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The program is not visible. The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Ubd.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with ubd.exe, you can also visit the [1][2] website or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramApple or iCloud.

Recommended: Identify ubd.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ubd.exe. Therefore, you should check the ubd.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

Ein ungef├Ąhrliches iTunes-Prozesschen. Beenden hilft bei Problemen mit Software von Apple.

Summary: Average user rating of ubd.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ubd issues

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