What is VssBackupFor64BitSystem.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 VssBackupFor64BitSystem.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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VssBackupFor64BitSystem.exe file information

The process known as VssBackupFor64BitSystem.exe belongs to software Total Recovery (version 8 Pro, 9 Pro) or DriveClone (version 9) by Farstone Technology (

Description: VssBackupFor64BitSystem.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VssBackupFor64BitSystem.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 157,552 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 152,064 bytes. 
The VssBackupFor64BitSystem.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. VssBackupFor64BitSystem.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher FarStone provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->DriveClone 9 or TotalRecovery 9 Pro).

Recommended: Identify VssBackupFor64BitSystem.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VssBackupFor64BitSystem.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the VssBackupFor64BitSystem.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 VssBackupFor64BitSystem issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VssBackupFor64BitSystem. 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 VssBackupFor64BitSystem.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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