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What is backuptask.exe?

Part of WD SmartWare by Western Digital Technologies

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How is backuptask.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - backuptask.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '____Volume_585df680_8667_11de_9d17_806d6172696f__dropbox_803dae19_62ff_4940_ae97_18a3382a27d0_dropbox_' and is triggered by the MonthlyDOW action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the backuptask.exe file.Of the 0.1% of backuptask.exe users, 29.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\western digital\wd smartware\backuptask.exe

Are there other versions of WD SmartWare?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: backuptask.exe
Name: WD SmartWare
Description: WD Backup Task
Version: 1.0.0.2
Size: 415.86 KB
Original file name: BackupTask.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/11/2010
Expiration date: 9/20/2013

Scheduled task details

Name: ____Volume_ce597e3b_cd0c_11e0_92b3_806e6f6e6963__dropbox_d495aa42_684b_4e7a_856f_b6771509633a_dropbox_
Command: \Western Digital\SmartWare\____Volume_ce597e3b_cd0c_11e0_92b3_806e6f6e6963__dropbox_d495aa42_684b_4e7a_856f_b6771509633a_dropbox_

Image hashes

MD5: 02757fb328d377b3fdf3d972e74b4d77
SHA-1: 40286cf706316654b0f56fcc559b62992c3a91fe

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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