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Should I remove Carbonite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,130
United States Rank #361
Reach 0.7194%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.60 days
519.11 days >
Average installed length: 272.75 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.8.5 build 5805 (Feb-10-2016) 0.08%
5.8.4 build 5625 (Jan-12-2016) 0.34%
5.8.3 build 5624 (Nov-17-2015) 0.27%
5.8.2 build 5502 (Oct-15-2015) 0.36%
5.8.2 build 5399 (Sep-28-2015) 0.01%
5.8.1 build 5386 (Sep-08-2015) 0.40%
5.7.9 build 5385 (Sep-01-2015) 1.75%
5.7.7 build 5155 (Jul-14-2015) 2.90%
5.7.6 build 5156 (Jul-21-2015) 0.02%
5.7.6 build 4832 (May-29-2015) 0.91%
5.7.5 build 4824 (May-08-2015) 0.10%
5.7.4 build 4817 (Apr-15-2015) 0.44%
5.7.4 build 4814 (Mar-06-2015) 1.00%
5.7.2 build 4667 (Jan-19-2015) 1.05%
5.7.10 build 5387 (Sep-10-2015) 0.42%
5.7.1 build 4562 (Dec-02-2014) 1.36%
5.7.0 build 4390 (Sep-29-2014) 1.27%
5.6.0 build 4216 (Jul-31-2014) 0.03%
5.5.5 build 4151 (Jun-27-2014) 18.56%
5.5.4 build 4014 (Apr-18-2014) 2.18%
5.5.3 build 3952 (Apr-07-2014) 0.99%
5.5.2 build 3900 (Mar-15-2014) 0.01%
5.5.2 build 3820 (Jan-31-2014) 3.12%
5.5.1 build 3751 (Dec-09-2013) 2.91%
5.5.0 build 3621 (Oct-10-2013) 13.77%
5.4.9 build 3415 (Aug-27-2013) 0.36%
5.4.8 build 3376 (Aug-06-2013) 0.55%
5.4.7 build 3417 (Sep-03-2013) 0.02%
5.4.7 build 3239 (Jun-13-2013) 2.64%
5.4.6 build 3121 (May-22-2013) 0.96%
5.4.5 build 3075 (Apr-27-2013) 0.95%
5.4.4 build 2952 (Mar-11-2013) 0.61%
5.4.3 build 2834 (Feb-05-2013) 5.74%
5.4.3 build 2832 (Jan-14-2013) 2.36%
5.4.2 build 2712 (Dec-04-2012) 2.91%
5.4.10 build 3513 (Sep-18-2013) 0.27%
5.4.1 build 2615 (Nov-08-2012) 2.40%
5.4.0 build 2526 (Oct-21-2012) 0.97%
5.3.2 build 2312 (Sep-13-2012) 2.26%
5.3.1 build 2232 (Aug-29-2012) 9.11%
5.3.0 build 2141 (Jul-26-2012) 2.02%
5.2.3 build 2094 (Jun-04-2012) 1.84%
5.2.2 build 2058 (May-08-2012) 1.46%
5.2.1 build 1181 (Mar-16-2012) 2.13%
5.1.1 build 1022 (Feb-03-2012) 1.44%
5.1.0 build 925 (Dec-05-2011) 1.36%
5.0.1 build 702 (Oct-29-2011) 0.55%
5.0.0 build 609 (Oct-20-2011) 0.58%
4.1.1 build 406 (Sep-08-2011) 0.12%
4.0.4 build 806 (Mar-03-2011) 1.55%
4.0.3 build 803 (Mar-01-2011) 0.02%
62 versions

Carbonite

What is Carbonite?

Carbonite is an online backup service that backs up documents, e-mails, music, photos, and settings. Carbonite offers two separate lines of products: Carbonite Home and Home Office for individuals, families and 1–2 person businesses; and Carbonite Small Business for businesses with 3 or more computers. Carbonite Online Backup installs a client software program on the user’s computer that operates continuously in the background. This client software automatically seeks out new and changed files on the user’s computer and backs them up using incremental backup.

Overview

The most used version is 5.5.5 build 4151 (jun-27-2014), with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 main program executable is CarboniteService.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 10.67 MB (11,191,488 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.carbonite.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteSetup.exe /remove
Estimated size: 10.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Carbonite

Program executable:CarboniteService.exe
Name:Carbonite Secure Backup Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteService.exe
MD5:8a7be4b3e6dd4687cf849b70ebdbcff0
Additional files:
  • CarboniteService.exe (by Carbonite, (www.carbonite.com)) - Carbonite Secure Backup -- Backup for Everyone (tm) (Carbonite Secure Backup Communication Service)
  • CarboniteNSE.dll - Carbonite Explorer Extensions
  • CarboniteUI.exe - Carbonite InfoCenter (Carbonite User Interface)
  • CarboniteSetup.exe - Carbonite Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CarboniteNSE.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Carbonite' with a class of {FE8BD682-9A64-4740-A92B-EE7E5F7FA0A5}.
Scheduled Task
  • CarboniteUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A7CB0C73-1D28-45CC-B24D-D9144BD1C80E}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CarboniteUI.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Carbonite Backup.
Service
  • CarboniteService.exe runs as a service named 'CarboniteService' (CarboniteService) "Carbonite Backup Service".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • CarboniteUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CarboniteUI.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\carbonite\carbonite backup\carboniteui.exe.
  • CarboniteService.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Carbonite Secure Backup Engine' and executes as C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteService.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CarboniteUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Carbonite Backup' which loads as C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteUI.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • CarboniteUI.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteUI.exe'.
  • CarboniteSetup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteSetup.exe'.
  • CarboniteService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteService.exe'.
Network connections
  • CarboniteService.exe connects to 38.97.75.22 (port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

CarboniteService.exe
Memory:11.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001971311%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018249%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001465%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:80,636,349
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:8.12 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:250.09 KB
105.02 KB average
CarboniteUI.exe
Memory:22.13 MB
Total CPU:0.0007924178%
Kernel CPU:0.00033042%
User CPU:0.00046200%
CPU cycles/sec:9,392,115
Switches/sec:47
I/O reads/min:2.74 KB
I/O writes/min:383 Bytes

How do I remove Carbonite?

Quickly and completely remove Carbonite from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Carbonite 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 Carbonite, 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 Carbonite.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,130

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.60%
Windows 8 22.47%
Windows Vista 7.79%
Windows XP 5.10%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.06%
Windows 7 Professional 14.15%
Windows 8.1 9.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.79%
  Canada 1.07%
  United Kingdom 0.77%
  Australia 0.18%
  France 0.15%
  Belgium 0.08%
  Mexico 0.08%
  Germany 0.08%
  Netherlands 0.06%
  Japan 0.05%
  Israel 0.04%
  Brazil 0.03%
  Switzerland 0.03%
  Panama 0.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.13%
Hewlett-Packard 32.97%
Toshiba 7.76%
Acer 6.25%
ASUS 4.37%
GIGABYTE 3.18%
Lenovo 2.36%
Intel 1.88%
Samsung 1.04%
American Megatrends 0.56%
Gateway 0.50%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.40%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.61%
Dell XPS 8300 3.20%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.64%
Dell XPS 8500 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.54%

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