What is MemeoBackgroundService.exe?

The genuine MemeoBackgroundService.exe file is a software component of Memeo Instant Backup by Memeo.
Memeo provides this client as a background service for Memeo Instant Backup. A tool that continuously backs up data based on a backup plan you set up yourself, MemeoBackgroundService.exe monitors for any changes to the file system. As files are modified, added, or deleted, the process backs up the changes in real time. Memeo is a division of UNICOM Global, which as been around since 1981.

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 MemeoBackgroundService.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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MemeoBackgroundService.exe file information

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

The process known as MemeoBackgroundService belongs to software Memeo Instant Backup or WD Anywhere Backup by Memeo (

Description: MemeoBackgroundService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The MemeoBackgroundService.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (primarily C:\Program Files (x86)\Memeo\AutoBackup\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\WD\WD Anywhere Backup\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 25,824 bytes (95% of all occurrences) or 26,496 bytes. 
It is the service "MemeoBackgroundService". The service manages background tasks for Memeo applications.
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. MemeoBackgroundService.exe is not a Windows core file. The MemeoBackgroundService.exe file is a Verisign signed file. MemeoBackgroundService.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove Memeo Instant Backup or WD Anywhere Backup (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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


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Summary: Average user rating of MemeoBackgroundService.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks MemeoBackgroundService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving MemeoBackgroundService issues

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