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Should I remove HP Easy Backup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,550
United States Rank #3,211
Reach 0.0933%
Installation trends (last 30 days)

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.8.0 64.69%
1.0.7.1 12.50%
1.0.7.0 22.81%

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HP Easy Backup

What is HP Easy Backup?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP Easy Backup creates a full backup the first time you run the program, storing all the files you specified. Subsequent backups store files that changed or are new since the last backup. Store the files to an external hard disk drive, a second internal hard disk drive, a networked drive or a CD/DVD discs. HP recommend...  Read more

Overview

HP Easy Backup is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is 1.0.8.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 HPEasyBackup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 13.69 MB (14,354,622 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 87% of users of HP Easy Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Belgium.

This program is pre-installed on HP PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
HP like most PC manufacturers engage in the pre-installation of various types of bloat and trialware. Recently, HP released a new service when purchasing a PC (typically for business customers) called HP Premier Image.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the HP PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Backup\
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Backup\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 13.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Easy Backup

Program executable:HPEasyBackup.exe
Name:HPEasyBackup
HP Eazy Backup Button Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Backup\HPEasyBackup.exe
MD5:bf325853609e79edbd822c8b0b7b3006
Additional files:
  • HPEasyBackup.exe - HPEasyBackup (HP Eazy Backup Button Application)
  • HPBtnSrv.exe
  • AdvancedJob.exe (by Microsoft) - HPEasyBackupLauncher
  • ConfigJob.exe (by Microsoft)
  • DisableJob.exe (by Microsoft)
  • KickoffJob.exe (by Microsoft)
  • mfc71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • mfc71u.dll (by Microsoft)
  • MSVCP71.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • MSVCR71.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • RestoreJob.exe (by Microsoft)
  • StartBackup.exe (by Microsoft)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • HPBtnSrv.exe runs as a service named 'HP Easy Backup Button Service' (HPBtnSrv) "This service provides support for HP Easy Backup Button.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

HPBtnSrv.exe
Memory:2.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000077787%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000652%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000125%
0.015104% average

How do I remove HP Easy Backup?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.31%
Windows Vista 25.31%
Windows 8 3.44%
Windows XP 0.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.94%
Windows 8 Pro 1.56%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 1.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.43%
  Canada 5.30%
  Belgium 1.38%
  Japan 1.18%
  Sweden 0.98%
  Germany 0.59%
  United Kingdom 0.59%
  Switzerland 0.39%
  Spain 0.39%
  Italy 0.39%
  CY 0.20%
  Czech Republic 0.20%
  DK 0.20%
  Finland 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.74%
ASUS 0.31%
Acer 0.31%
Dell 0.31%
Intel 0.31%
Common models
HP-Pavilion AW020AV-ABA e... 9.29%
HP-Pavilion NY553AA-ABA e... 8.97%
HP-Pavilion NY599AA-ABA e... 8.33%
HP-Pavilion NY556AA-ABA e... 3.53%
HP-Pavilion KY811AA-ABA e... 3.21%
HP-Pavilion NC683AA-ABA m... 2.88%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com

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