What is XSrvSetup.exe?

The genuine XSrvSetup.exe file is a software component of JMicron JMB36X RAID Maintenance by JMicron Technology Corporation.
"XSrvSetup.exe" from JMicron Technology of Taiwan is for 64-bit Windows computers. It is not a standalone process. It is a Windows service installed as part of a "W7 Application" folder within a compressed file of drivers from Gigabyte for their GA-P35-DQ6 64-bit motherboard. (It may also be used by Samsung.) It appears to have both a 64-bit and 32-bit version, identically named, which both become installed in the "System32" and "SysWOW64" subfolders (respectively) of "C:\Windows." To uninstall, use the Control Panel to entirely remove "SmartBackup" or "JMicron HW RAID Manager." It helps in control or maintenance from within Windows of RAID-1mirrored storage, (Gigabyte's SmartBackup™), in case files on mirrored drives become desynchronized or other problems arise. The parallel versions may be because 64-bit Windows can still have 32-bit applications and files, thus either may be encountered during storage management.

XSrvSetup stands for JMB36X Service for Setup

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 XSrvSetup.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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XSrvSetup.exe file information

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

The process known as JMB36X or Mobius or JMRAIDManager

belongs to software Smart Backup or JMicron HW RAID Manager or Hardware RAID Manager or JMB36X or ASUS Drive Xpert or RAID Manager

by JMicron Technology (

Description: XSrvSetup.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file XSrvSetup.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,536 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 72,304 bytes or 72,280 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. XSrvSetup.exe is not a Windows core file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. XSrvSetup.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify XSrvSetup.exe related errors

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

XServSetup ist ein Treiber für verschiedene Brücken-Chips der Hauptplatine, z.B. für USB 3.0, eSATA, PCI . Die bisher angegebene Dateigröße stimmt nicht mehr. Hersteller: JMircon Technology Corp.
  T. Bartel  
Hat was mit Raid zu tun wie man per setup log welches sich über den Dateipfad finden lässt, heraustellt.
  MR.Dschingi   (further information)
If you have a Gigabyte motherboard and you install the gigabyte raid driver, then this .exe is not dangerous and is a needed part of the raid setup. This will show in (C:\Windows\System32 , or SysWOW64, for 64bit OS.
Do not Disable it. If you overclock your PC this is a windows reversal tool and it reverses settings that freeze or lock up your PC due to overclocking and is therefor needed or you can screw up your PC very badly
As stated by T.Bartel; JMicron Bridge Chip present on recent motherboards for USB3.0, eSATA and PCI functions (has been on all GB socket 1366, 1155 and 1156 mobos I've seen, same likely for socket 2011 also)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of XSrvSetup.exe: based on 7 votes with 5 user comments. 5 users think XSrvSetup.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks XSrvSetup.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving XSrvSetup issues

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