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What is NOBuAgent.exe?

Part of Norton Online Backup by Symantec

What is it?

Norton Online Backup is an online data backup service that allows you to back up a maximum of five computers for an affordable price. It works with both Macs and Windows PCs, and your data is safe and secure. Unfortunately, you only have 25GB of space available, which limits what you can back up, even on a single computer. Similarly priced services offer far more online storage.
Description of nobuagent.exe from Symantec
Norton Online Backup protects your data from loss by providing automatic online backup and data recovery. Keep copies of your irreplaceable digital photos and important files safe from loss with secured, easy-to-use, professional-grade online backup. Norton Online Backup lets you quickly and easily recover your files in case of hard drive crashes, file system damage, or other data loss mishaps.
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How does nobuagent.exe run?

Service - NOBuAgent.exe runs as a background Windows service (NOBU). 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 0.4% of all Boost users have the nobuagent.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of nobuagent.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is NOBuAgent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00058% CPU5750.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.55 MB RAM16.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\symantec\norton online backup\nobuagent.exe

Are there other versions of Norton Online Backup?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Symantec Corporation

Symantec provides security, storage and systems management software for business and individual use. The company helps customers protect their information, iden More...
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File details

File name: NOBuAgent.exe
Publisher: Symantec Corporation (verified)
Name: Norton Online Backup
Description: Norton Online Backup Service
Version: 2.1.18320
Size: 2.67 MB
Original file name: NobuAgent.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/30/2007
Expiration date: 11/24/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0010193663%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004443571%
User CPU: 0.00057500924206%
Privileged CPU time: 2636.42 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 832,439,875
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 56.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 60.97 MB
Paged memory: 3.55 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.73 MB
Paged system memory: 99.66 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.74 KB
Working set memory: 704 KB
Peak working set memory: 21.21 MB
Min working set memory: 376 KB
Private memory: 3.55 MB
Page faults: 7,281
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Total read transfer: 340 Bytes
Total write operations: 88
Total write transfer: 41.39 KB
Total other operations: 537
Total other transfer: 1.57 KB
Handle count average: 85
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\NOBuAgent.exe" SERVICE

Service details

Name: NOBU

Image hashes

MD5: bddeb5cfd294f527da712ca17f66c3c6
SHA-1: f7f69bbd5070a4bc15fbcddd4a0b9860979cb996

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File entropy: 5.91537
File packed: No
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