google photos backup.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if google photos backup.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against threats.
Normally, this application is found in C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Programs\Google\Google Photos Backup\Google Photos Backup.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 52cff3274565013440e221a1dab75847.
This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
This application uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
This application runs as a 32-bit program. It can not use the full set of features of modern PC processors. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description extracted from the file is Google Photos Backup.
File version stored as a property 18.104.22.168.
Author Google, Inc.
Intellectual property rights notice © 2015 Google Inc..
google photos backup.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't run in a kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly shown to you.
Some unusual functions of Windows have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.
google photos backup.exe has a digital signature. Today most legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in google photos backup.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Google Inc
Certificate's issuer name: Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA
This program is registered to start when the PC boots. Yes
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.