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Should I remove PC Auto Backup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,108
United States Rank #6,869
Reach 0.0699%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.97 days
618.56 days >
Average installed length: 325.01 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.1.1.21 32.55%
1.1.1.19 20.00%
1.1.1.18 1.94%
1.1.1.12 4.69%
1.1.1.10 32.45%
1.1.1.9 3.27%
1.1.1.6 3.37%
1.1.1.3 1.43%
1.1.1.2 0.10%
1.1.1.1 0.20%

Typically installed together

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PC Auto Backup

What is PC Auto Backup?  (from Samsung Electronics)

With Auto Backup, you can wirelessly transfer photos and movies to your PC - even if the computer is turned off. With a one-time simple set-up, the camera can turn on any PC with Wake-on LAN functionality. And when the save is finished, the camera can shut down the computer, to save energy.

Overview

PC Auto Backup is a program developed by Samsung Electronics. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is 1.1.1.21, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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. The main program executable is AutoBackup.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 13.6 MB (14,261,326 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 43% of users of PC Auto Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SamsungElectronicsCo,.Ltd..com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Samsung\PC Auto Backup\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{662548BC-3506-4843-B7AA-F44D352F76A8}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 13.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PC Auto Backup

Program executable:AutoBackup.exe
Name:AutoBackup
Path:C:\Program Files\Samsung\PC Auto Backup\AutoBackup.exe
MD5:2aae1e8f0dc7ded16d28688d88918e39
Additional files:
  • bgd.dll (by LIBGD Development Team) - LIBGD dynamic link library (LIBGD)
  • WiselinkPro.exe - Samsung WiselinkPro (WiselinkPro)
  • ABSetConfiguration.exe - ABSetConfiguration
  • ExitAppService.exe - ExitAppService
  • AutoBackup.exe - AutoBackup
  • libpng13.dll - LibPNG (PNG image compression library)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • avcodec.dll
  • avformat.dll
  • avutil.dll
  • avutil-49.dll
  • ColorProgressBar.dll
  • http_ss_win_pro.exe
  • lang.dll
  • swscale-0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AutoBackup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E082A2BA-6EC5-4360-96C1-B1DC18100B6C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AutoBackup.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PC Auto Backup.lnk_FolderCommonAppdata.
Service
  • WiselinkPro.exe runs as a service named 'SAMSUNG WiselinkPro Service' (WiselinkPro).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AutoBackup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\PC Auto Backup\AutoBackup.exe'.
  • WiselinkPro.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\PC Auto Backup\WiselinkPro.exe'.
  • http_ss_win_pro.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\PC Auto Backup\http_ss_win_pro.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

AutoBackup.exe
Memory:23.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002296220%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019780%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003182%
0.015104% average

How do I remove PC Auto Backup?

Quickly and completely remove PC Auto 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 PC Auto 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 PC Auto 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 PC Auto Backup.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.23%
Windows 8 31.87%
Windows Vista 6.42%
Windows XP 4.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Windows 8.1 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.27%
Windows 8.1 13.83%
Windows 7 Professional 7.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.16%
  Germany 12.12%
  United Kingdom 8.63%
  France 3.23%
  Netherlands 3.23%
  Canada 2.79%
  Italy 2.35%
  Brazil 2.09%
  Australia 1.92%
  Austria 1.57%
  Sweden 1.57%
  Spain 1.48%
  Belgium 1.39%
  DK 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.50%
Dell 18.48%
Acer 15.24%
ASUS 9.72%
Toshiba 8.27%
Samsung 7.46%
Lenovo 4.21%
GIGABYTE 4.21%
Medion 2.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.17%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.53%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.24%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.24%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com

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