What is MaxBackServiceInt.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 MaxBackServiceInt.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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MaxBackServiceInt.exe file information

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

The process known as MaxBackServiceInt Module belongs to software Maxtor Backup by unknown.

Description: MaxBackServiceInt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MaxBackServiceInt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (mostly C:\Program Files (x86)\Maxtor\Maxtor Backup\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 184,320 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 188,416 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. MaxBackServiceInt.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no file description. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The service has no detailed description. MaxBackServiceInt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with MaxBackServiceInt.exe, you can do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MaxBackServiceInt.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MaxBackServiceInt.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

MaxBackServiceInt.exe belongs to Maxtor's (Seagate) backup service that is located in c:\Program Files\Maxtor\Maxtor Backup\maxbackserviceint.exe.
Norton 360 calls it "Reliable, many users, mature, trusted"

Summary: Average user rating of MaxBackServiceInt.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving MaxBackServiceInt issues

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