What does the NOBuAgent.exe file do?
The NOBuAgent.exe process is also known as Norton Online Backup Service or, as the case may be, Dell DataSafe Online Service and is a part of Norton Online Backup or, as the case may be, Dell DataSafe Online. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com) or, as the case may be, Dell (www.dell.com). An obsolete or defective version of NOBuAgent.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Norton Online Backup service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Norton Online Backup service 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)
- NOBuAgent.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module NOBuAgent.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about NOBuAgent.exe Norton Online Backup service
NOBuAgent.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file NOBuAgent.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,804,568 bytes (44% of all these files), 3,943,104 bytes, 3,939,008 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,823,000 bytes.
It is the service "NOBU".
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. NOBuAgent.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 6% 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 NOBuAgent.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 NOBuAgent?
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 Norton Online Backup or Dell DataSafe Online
To remove Norton Online Backup service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Norton Online Backup or Dell DataSafe Online in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if NOBuAgent.exe (Norton Online Backup service) 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 Norton Online Backup service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Norton Online Backup service 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 NOBuAgent.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.