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What is mozybackup.exe?

Part of MozyHome Remote Backup by Mozy

What is it?

MozyHome Remote Backup Service bootstrapper - MozyHome is the consumer version of the Mozy backup service. It is available to buy on a monthly subscription, or on various other plans. With Mozy, after the initial backup, Mozy only backs up new or changed portions of files. Backups can take place when the computer is not in use, either automatically, and at scheduled times.
Description of mozybackup.exe from Mozy
Mozy is the industry-leading solution for online backup - back up your important files, photos, documents and more over the internet. Mozy offers a number of backup solutions to fit your individual needs. For non-commercial backup of your personal files, including music, photos, home videos, and personal tax records, check out the simplicity of MozyHome.
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How does mozybackup.exe run?

Service - mozybackup.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mozybackup' (MozyHome Backup Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the mozybackup.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of mozybackup.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mozybackup.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU166.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4 MB RAM18.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mozyhome\mozybackup.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

About Mozy, Inc.

Mozy is the world’s most trusted online backup service for consumers and businesses, with more than one million customers, 70,000 business users and 70 petabyte More...
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File details

File name: mozybackup.exe
Publisher: Mozy, Inc. (verified)
Name: MozyHome Remote Backup
Description: MozyHome Remote Backup Service bootstrapper
Product version:
Size: 76.3 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Mozy
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/12/2008
Expiration date: 10/13/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000338175%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000171732%
User CPU: 0.00001664426708%
Total CPU time: 35,540 ms
Total CPU time /min: 1 ms
Privileged CPU time: 20950.93 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 14588.69 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 930,914,734
CPU cycle count /min: 11,883,578
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 53.67 MB
Peak committed memory: 57.46 MB
Paged memory: 4 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.02 MB
Paged system memory: 95.09 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.55 KB
Working set memory: 4.21 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.62 MB
Min working set memory: 4.2 MB
Private memory: 4 MB
Page faults: 8,686
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 30,728
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 15.09 MB
Read transfer /min: 325 Bytes
Total write operations: 1,148
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 145.1 KB
Write transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 4,159,078
Other operations /min: 88
Total other transfer: 99.54 MB
Other Transfer /min: 2.15 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Peak GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Peak USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 135
Thread count average: 4

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe" /wts 2052 476 480
"C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe"

Service details

Name: MozyHome Backup Service
Service name: mozybackup
Description: “Backs up files to the MozyHome servers. Please DO NOT stop this service.”

Image hashes

MD5: e4bb5d48758252aa15a81da691d47483
SHA-1: 1229201930ca6867160a6ae06df027ebb1c9b807
SHA-256: 9c47446e2bb5a25b13c713120389cd6e64788db8b8a6b1a06e1c44d771dd02ee

PE image details

File entropy: 5.90715
File packed: No
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