"WinZipBackGroundToolsTask" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

What is the scheduled task "\WinZipBackGroundToolsTask" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"\WinZipBackGroundToolsTask" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of WinZip software installation.

You will see "WinZipBackGroundToolsTask" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: WinZipBackGroundToolsTask
Location: \
Actions: Start a program - C:\Program Files\WinZip\WzBGTools.exe
Triggers: One time - ... After triggered, repeat every 1 hour indefinitely
Conditions: Start the task only if the computer is on AC power
History: 
   Error       7:48:08 Task Start Failed
   Warning     7:48:07 Launch condition not met, computer on battery
   Information 7:48:06 Task triggered on scheduler
   ...
   Information 6:48:21 Task completed
   Information 6:48:20 Action completed
   Information 6:48:10 Created Task Process
   Information 6:48:09 Action Started
   Information 6:48:08 Task Started
   Information 6:48:07 Task Engine received message to start task
   Information 6:48:06 Task triggered on scheduler
   ...

Program file information about "WzBGTools.exe":

File name: WzBGTools.exe
File path: C:\Program Files\winzip\WzBGTools.exe
File size: 249440 bytes
Last modified time: 10/27/2016 10:00:00 PM
File description: WinZip Background Tool
File version: 21.0.12295.0
Company name: WinZip Computing, S.L.

"WzBGTools.exe", as part of WinZip 21.0, is scheduled to run every 1 hour in the background to act as Document File Cleaner, Download File Cleaner, Picture File Cleaner, Recycle Bin Cleaner and Temporary File Cleaner.

It is strongly recommended to disable "WinZipBackGroundToolsTask" as a scheduled task to keep your computer more secure and fast.

 

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