What does the SABnzbd.exe file do?
The SABnzbd.exe process is also known as SABnzbd (Version 0.7.16, 2.3.4, 2.3.9, 0.6.14, 0.7.3, 0.6.12) and is a part of SABnzbd. This software is produced by The SABnzbd-team. An obsolete or defective version of SABnzbd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SABnzbd has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SABnzbd 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)
- SABnzbd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SABnzbd.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SABnzbd.exe SABnzbd
SABnzbd.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SABnzbd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 102,912 bytes (20% of all these files), 350,208 bytes, 95,744 bytes, 103,424 bytes or, as the case may be, 349,696 bytes.
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: User Shell Folders, TaskScheduler). For this reason, 58% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A SABnzbd.exe file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 95,744 bytes. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This particular software can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager.
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 SABnzbd.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 SABnzbd?
|It is an open source application for downloading usenet via NZB files. (further information...) |
|It is an open source application for downloading usenet via NZB files. 1000% harmless (further information...) |
|100% harmless |
|It is SPOTNET to download files from usenet. Harmless... |
|open source application for downloading from the usenet. 101% harmless. (further information...) |
Summary: 4 users judge SABnzbd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall SABnzbd
To remove SABnzbd 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 SABnzbd in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if SABnzbd.exe (SABnzbd) 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 SABnzbd. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SABnzbd 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 SABnzbd.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.