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MozyHome Remote Backup


MozyHome Remote Backup is a software program developed by Mozy. The most common release is, 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. 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 mozybackup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 75.28 MB (78,934,830 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 91% of users of MozyHome Remote Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: mozy.com
Help link: mozy.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MozyHome\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B3141D63-DF59-45F1-B7C9-48A07FD9D7B3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 75.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MozyHome Remote Backup

Program executable:mozybackup.exe
Name:MozyHome Remote Backup
MozyHome Remote Backup Service bootstrapper
Path:C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe
Additional files:
  • backup.dll - MozyHome Remote Backup (MozyHome Remote Backup Service)
  • mozyconf.exe - MozyHome Remote Backup Configuration Utility
  • mozyshell.dll - MozyHome Remote Backup Shell Extensions
  • mozystat.exe - MozyHome Remote Backup Status Application
  • oem.dll - MozyHome Remote Backup Resource Library
  • librs2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • mozyshell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'mozy' with a class of {b32a6748-f273-4546-b60a-3c5adc239de5}.
  • mozybackup.exe runs as a service named 'MozyHome Backup Service' (mozybackup) "Backs up configured files to the MozyHome Remote Backup servers. Please DO NOT stop or restart this service - it could corrupt your MozyHome installation.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000338175%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001717%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001664%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:198,059
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:108 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:7.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0000536048%
Kernel CPU:0.00002778%
User CPU:0.00002583%
CPU cycles/sec:566,507
I/O reads/min:16 Bytes

How do I remove MozyHome Remote Backup?

Quickly and completely remove MozyHome Remote 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 MozyHome Remote 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 MozyHome Remote 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 MozyHome Remote Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win 8 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows Vista 35.00%
Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 8 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 31.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.53%
Windows 7 Professional 5.26%
Windows Vista Business 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.63%
  France 3.13%
  Israel 3.13%
  Germany 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.06%
Dell 29.41%
Toshiba 11.76%
ASUS 5.88%
Gateway 5.88%
Common models
HP-Pavilion AY587AA-ABA M... 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite P505D 5.26%
Dell Inspiron 530 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.26%
Dell Studio 1737 5.26%
Compaq-Presario NY540AA-A... 5.26%


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