What is Cobian.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 Cobian.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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Cobian.exe file information

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

The process known as Cobian Backup Amanita Application or Cobian Backup Black Moon Application or Cobian Backup (version 11 Gravity) belongs to software Cobian Backup Amanita or Cobian Backup Black Moon or Cobian Backup (version 11 Gravity) by Luis Cobian ( or Luis Cobian, CobianSoft.

Description: Cobian.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Cobian.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 720,896 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 579,584 bytes, 501,248 bytes, 579,072 bytes or 499,712 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Cobian.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also completely remove Cobian Backup 9 or Cobian Backup 8 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

Back up software! Been trying it out. Looks good!
It is the best free backup software!! And what the heck says it could be dangerous? Although it may be a camouflage, just check it through Task Mgr. & Open File Location.
  Lana Yambao   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Cobian.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Cobian.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks Cobian.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Cobian issues

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