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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,766
United States Rank #12,278
Reach 0.0194%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.91 days
581.25 days >
Average installed length: 305.40 days


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GFI BackUp Freeware

What is GFI BackUp Freeware?  (from GFI Software)

GFI Backup is a completely free, easy-to-use and complete solution, designed for secure backups of all your important documents, pictures, and more. Suitable for beginners and experienced users alike, this tool allows you to back up all your documents, photos, music, emails and programs, via a simple but smart wizard...  Read more


GFI BackUp Freeware is a software program developed by GFI Software. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named GFIBckFUnwise.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 24.96 MB (26,171,298 bytes). The installed file Update.EXE is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 54% of users of GFI BackUp Freeware come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gfi.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\GFIBckFUnwise
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\GFIBCK~1\GFIBCK~1.EXE" "C:\Windows\GFIBCK~1\GFIBckFInstall.LOG"
Estimated size: 24.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GFI BackUp Freeware

Program executable:GFIBckFUnwise.EXE
WiseScript Uninstaller
Additional files:
  • bvsc_64.exe
  • CallHome.dll
  • GFIAgent.exe - GFI BackUp Freeware
  • GFIBackUp.exe
  • GFIBackUpStop.exe
  • GFIFInst.exe
  • GFIFSched.exe
  • stub.exe
  • Update.EXE (by Sunisoft) - IncUpdate (Online Updater)
  • autocheck2.dll - Autocheck2 Dynamic Link Library
  • display.dll
  • GFIBckFUnwise.EXE (by Altiris) - WISE (WiseScript Uninstaller)
  • idgen.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • StarBurn.dll (by Rocket Division Software, StarBurn Software) - StarBurn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Burning, Grabbing and Mastering Toolkit for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn
  • trb_ext.dll - Trb_Ext Dynamic Link Library (Trb_Ext DLL)
  • trouble.exe - GFI Troubleshooter
  • wnaspi32.dll (by Rocket Division Software, StarBurn Software) - ASPI for Windows

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • GFIFSched.exe runs as a service named 'GFI BackUp Freeware Scheduler Service' (GFIBckFSched).
  • GFIFInst.exe runs as a service named 'GFI BackUp Freeware Attendant Service' (GFIBckFAtt).
Startup File (User Run)
  • GFIAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GFI BackUp Freewar' and executes as "C:\Program Files2\GFI\GFI BackUp Freeware\GFIAgent.exe".

How do I remove GFI BackUp Freeware?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.65%
Windows 8 21.69%
Windows XP 6.99%
Windows Vista 3.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.00%
Windows 7 Professional 24.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.46%
Windows 8.1 4.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.80%
  United Kingdom 6.43%
  Australia 5.85%
  Canada 4.09%
  Italy 3.80%
  India 2.63%
  Brazil 2.05%
  Israel 1.75%
  New Zealand 1.46%
  Portugal 1.46%
  Belgium 1.17%
  BN 1.17%
  Netherlands 1.17%
  France 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.38%
Dell 26.88%
ASUS 7.50%
Acer 6.88%
Lenovo 6.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
Intel 5.00%
Sony 3.13%
Gateway 1.25%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.25%
Dell XPS M1530 3.25%
Sony VPCEB27FG 3.25%
Dell XPS 8300 2.44%
Dell OptiPlex 760 2.44%
Acer Aspire 5745 2.44%

About GFI Software

GFI Software is a developer of computer security software whose products include software for filtering spam and viruses from e-mail as well as for monitoring and scanning networks for security purposes.
Publisher URL: www.gfi.com


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