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3% remove it97% keep it
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BuddyBackup is a software program developed by buddybackup.com. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named buddybackup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 17.63 MB (18,483,999 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 45% of users of BuddyBackup come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.buddybackup.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BuddyBackup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\BuddyBackup\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 17.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BuddyBackup

Program executable:buddybackup.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\buddybackup\buddybackup.exe
Additional files:
  • UpdateBuddyBackup.exe - BuddyBackup Updater
  • BuddyBackupService.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • BBShellPlugin.dll (by Databarracks) - BuddyBackup (BuddyBackup Shell Plugin)
  • BBShellPlugin64.dll (by Databarracks)
  • DeleteUserFiles.exe
  • helper.dll - DriveDetector
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • jabber-net.dll (by Cursive Systems) - jabber-net (Jabber-Net library)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • miniupnpc.dll
  • netlib.Dns.dll (by The ASP Emporium (http://www.aspemporium.com/)) - The ASP Emporium (http://www.aspemporium.com/) (netlib.Dns)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • xdelta3.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • BBShellPlugin64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BBShellExt' with a class of {BF4BED16-6A82-4448-8CE1-33F91C200491}.
  • BBShellPlugin.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BBShellExt' with a class of {BF4BED16-6A82-4448-8CE1-33F91C200491}.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • BuddyBackupService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BuddyBackup\BuddyBackupService.exe'.
  • BuddyBackup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BuddyBackup\BuddyBackup.exe'.

How do I remove BuddyBackup?

Quickly and completely remove BuddyBackup from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BuddyBackup from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BuddyBackup, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BuddyBackup.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 5%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.09%
Windows 8 31.82%
Windows XP 4.55%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.18%
Windows 8.1 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%
Windows 10 Home 4.55%
Windows 7 Professional 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.83%
  Netherlands 20.69%
  Belgium 10.34%
  United Kingdom 10.34%
  Austria 3.45%
  Canada 3.45%
  France 3.45%
  Italy 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 17.65%
Medion 17.65%
ASUS 17.65%
Acer 17.65%
Toshiba 5.88%
Samsung 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Hewlett-Packard 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Common models
MEDION P6812 13.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 6.67%
Samsung R530/R730 6.67%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 6.67%
MEDION E7218 6.67%
HP Pro 3130 Microtower PC 6.67%


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