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What does the Google+ Auto Backup.exe file do?

The Google+ Auto Backup.exe process is also known as AutoBackup and is a part of AutoBackup or, as the case may be, Google+ Auto Backup. This software is produced by Google (toolbar.google.com). An obsolete or defective version of Google+ Auto Backup.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about Google+ Auto Backup.exe AutoBackup

Google+ Auto Backup.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file Google+ Auto Backup.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,746,120 bytes (57% of all these files), 3,701,064 bytes, 3,754,312 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,619,096 bytes.
The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Google+ Auto Backup.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Google+ Auto Backup.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 26% 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 Google+ Auto Backup.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 Google+ Auto Backup?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall AutoBackup or Google+ Auto Backup

To remove AutoBackup from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate AutoBackup or Google+ Auto Backup in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if Google+ Auto Backup.exe (AutoBackup) 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 AutoBackup. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AutoBackup 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 Google+ Auto Backup.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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