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Should I remove Handy Backup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,065
United States Rank #21,942
Reach 0.0057%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.27 days
332.46 days >
Average installed length: 174.68 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.7.5 2.50%
7.7.4 1.25%
7.7.3 2.50%
7.6.7 1.25%
7.6.3 2.50%
7.6.2 1.25%
7.6.1 1.25%
7.5.1 2.50%
7.5.0 3.75%
7.4.8 2.50%
7.4.7 1.25%
7.4.6 1.25%
7.4.5 1.25%
7.4.4 1.25%
7.4.3 1.25%
7.4.1 1.25%
7.3.6 1.25%
7.3.5 2.50%
7.3.3 7.50%
7.3.2 3.75%
7.3.1 5.00%
7.3.0 7.50%
6.9.7 1.25%
6.9.6 7.50%
6.9.5 1.25%
6.9.3 1.25%
6.9.2 2.50%
6.9.1 2.50%
6.8.2 1.25%
6.7.1 1.25%
6.6.0 2.50%
6.5.2 1.25%
6.2.2 1.25%
6.2.1 1.25%
6.2.0 1.25%
6.1.0 1.25%
6.0.8.0 16.25%

Handy Backup

What is Handy Backup?  (from Novosoft)

Handy Backup Pro is an easy-to-use yet powerful backup program designed for Windows 9x/NT/2000/Me/XP. It makes an automatic scheduled backup of your critical data virtually to any type of storage media: hard or network drive, CD-R/W, FTP or LAN. Strong file encryption and multichoice ZIP compression on the fly as well ...  Read more

Overview

Handy Backup is a program developed by Novosoft. The most used version is 6.0.8.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 138 files and is usually about 41.48 MB (43,489,780 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Handy Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.handybackup.com/pro
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Novosoft\Handy Backup 7\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{DF1C8423-4556-47F9-A65B-5CFC937E1D35}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 41.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Handy Backup

  • BackupNetworkWorkstationConfiguration.exe - Backup Network Workstation Configurator
  • backupnetworkcoordinator.exe - Backup Network Coordinator Application (Handy Backup Coordinator)
  • backupworkstation.exe - Backup Workstation Application (Handy Backup Workstation)
  • hblib.dll - HBLib Dynamic Link Library
  • createrecoverydrive.exe - HBDR_media_creator
  • backupserver.exe - Backup Server
  • backupclient.exe
  • backupnotifyservice.exe
  • hbcc.exe
  • svss_2003.dll
  • svss_xp.dll
  • 1c.dll
  • amazons3.dll
  • blowfish.dll
  • cmd.dll
  • db2.dll
  • dbplugin.dll
  • dvd.dll
  • ftp.dll
  • ftps.dll
  • imageplugin.dll
  • localfs.dll
  • msexchange.dll
  • mssql.dll
  • mysql.dll
  • network.dll
  • notesplugin.dll
  • onlinebackup.dll
  • oracleplugin.dll
  • outlookplugin.dll
  • sftp.dll
  • specialfolders.dll
  • szip.dll
  • zip.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/)
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)
  • tao_cosevent.dll - ORBSVCS (CosEvent)
  • tao_cosnaming.dll - CosNaming
  • tao_cosnotification.dll - CosNotification
  • ace.dll - ACE
  • tao.dll - TAO
  • tao_codecfactory.dll - CodecFactory
  • tao_dynamicany.dll - DymanicAny
  • tao_iortable.dll - IORTable
  • tao_messaging.dll - Messaging
  • tao_portableserver.dll - PortableServer
  • tao_valuetype.dll - Valuetype
  • ace_etcl.dll
  • ace_etcl_parser.dll
  • res.dll
  • syslinux.exe
  • tao_anytypecode.dll
  • tao_codeset.dll
  • tao_cosevent_skel.dll
  • tao_cosnaming_serv.dll
  • tao_cosnaming_skel.dll
  • tao_cosnotification_serv.dll
  • tao_cosnotification_skel.dll
  • tao_etcl.dll
  • tao_notify_service.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • BackupNotifyService.exe runs as a service named 'Novosoft Notify Service' (NSBackupNotify) "Dispatch backup and system events.".
  • BackupNetworkCoordinator.exe runs as a service named 'Novosoft Backup Network Coordinator 7' (NSBackupCoordinator) "Provides the list of available backup network worstations for the backup server.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • BackupClient.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Handy Backup 7' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Novosoft\Handy Backup 7\BackupClient.exe" -autorun.

How do I remove Handy Backup?

Quickly and completely remove Handy 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 Handy 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 Handy 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 Handy Backup.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 3%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.00%
Windows 8 23.75%
Windows XP 7.50%
Windows Vista 3.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.75%
Windows 7 Professional 17.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.50%
Windows 8.1 7.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.28%
  Canada 6.80%
  United Kingdom 5.83%
  Russia 4.85%
  Turkey 1.94%
  OM 1.94%
  Australia 1.94%
  Germany 1.94%
  Egypt 0.97%
  South Africa 0.97%
  France 0.97%
  Malta 0.97%
  Philippines 0.97%
  Spain 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.30%
Dell 26.42%
Acer 11.32%
ASUS 9.43%
GIGABYTE 7.55%
Lenovo 7.55%
Intel 3.77%
Samsung 1.89%
Sony 1.89%
Medion 1.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.08%
MSI MS-7721 1.69%
LENOVO 42424FG 1.69%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 1.69%
ASUSTek Computer INC. P5L... 1.69%
Acer Aspire E1-572 1.69%

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