backgroundtransferhost.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if backgroundtransferhost.exe is on your system, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.
This program is usually found on disk in C:\Windows\System32\BackgroundTransferHost.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is b181fe8ee5d34a36994a9cca5750c0c7.
This program does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.
This application uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is quite normal. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.
backgroundtransferhost.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This application runs as a 32-bit program. It can not use the entire power of current computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description present in the exe is Download/Upload Host.
File version extracted from the file 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616).
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
backgroundtransferhost.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of legit programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from backgroundtransferhost.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.