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Packard Bell Auto Backup


Packard Bell Auto Backup is a software program developed by Acer. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 6.97 MB (7,309,245 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 22% of users of Packard Bell Auto Backup come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\packard bell\autobackup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\AutoBackup\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Packard Bell Auto Backup

  • abDevDet.exe - Auto Backup - External Device Detecter (External Device Detecter)
  • AutoBackup.exe - AutoBackup
  • Uninstall.exe
  • StarBurn.dll (by Rocket Division Software) - StarBurn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Burning, Grabbing and Mastering Toolkit for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn
  • sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AutoBackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Auto_Backup jos' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30).
Startup File (User Run)
  • AutoBackup.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Packard Bell Auto Backup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\AutoBackup\AutoBackup.exe" /run.

How do I remove Packard Bell Auto Backup?

Quickly and completely remove Packard Bell 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 Packard Bell 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 Packard Bell 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 Packard Bell Auto Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 9%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.52%
Windows Vista 34.78%
Windows 8 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 36.36%
Windows 10 Home 4.55%
Windows 7 Professional 4.55%
Windows 8 Pro 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.22% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 22.22%
  United States 18.52%
  Finland 11.11%
  United Kingdom 11.11%
  Italy 11.11%
  Sweden 11.11%
  Netherlands 7.41%
  Belgium 3.70%
  France 3.70%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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