What does the cbService.exe file do?
The cbService.exe process is also known as Cobian Backup (Version 11 Gravity - Service) and is a part of Cobian Backup (Version 11 Gravity). This software is produced by Luis Cobian, CobianSoft. An obsolete or defective version of cbService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Cobian Backup has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Cobian Backup has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- cbService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module cbService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about cbService.exe Cobian Backup
cbService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CbService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,131,008 bytes (55% of all these files), 1,125,376 bytes or, as the case may be, 583,168 bytes.
The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The cbService file is not part of the Windows operating system. It also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. CbService.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 57% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves cbService.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about cbService?
|Cobian Backuo utility |
|its been out for some time,have not look into software but as long as you download it from og website your be safe |
Summary: 2 users judge cbService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Cobian Backup
To remove Cobian Backup from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Cobian Backup in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if cbService.exe (Cobian Backup) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Cobian Backup. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Cobian Backup or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or cbService.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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