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Should I remove SOS Online Backup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,304
United States Rank #10,032
Reach 0.0144%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 420.52 days
1026.42 days >
Average installed length: 539.30 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.14.1.114 1.08%
5.14.0.91 2.15%
5.13.1.24 17.20%
5.12.1.739 1.08%
5.12.0.725 1.08%
5.11.2.671 2.15%
5.11.2.670 1.08%
5.11.0.581 2.15%
5.10.1.472 1.08%
5.10.0.463 2.15%
5.9.5.4777 1.08%
5.9.5.4775 2.15%
5.9.4.4749 4.30%
5.9.0.4699 12.90%
5.7.2.3894 10.75%
5.7.1.3837 7.53%
5.5.0.2825 1.08%
5.5.0.2821 8.60%
5.4.1.33 1.08%
5.3.0.80 1.08%
5.2.5.93 1.08%
5.2.3.130 2.15%
5.2.3.97 9.68%
5.2.3.91 1.08%
5.2.3.90 1.08%
5.2.3.85 1.08%
5.2.3.26 2.15%

SOS Online Backup

What is SOS Online Backup?  (from SOS Online Backup)

SOS for Home & Home Office is an award-winning software program that quickly, easily, and securely puts your data in the cloud. Saving your photos, videos, and other files, in a military-grade data center is an ideal way to ensure that you'll be able to get your data back in case your hard drive fails, you switch compu...  Read more

Overview

SOS Online Backup is a program developed by SOS Online Backup. The most used version is 5.13.1.24, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 20.97 MB (21,989,109 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 94% of users of SOS Online Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Colombia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sosonlinebackup.com/support
Help link: kb.sosonlinebackup.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SOS Online Backup\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{435BE377-07BA-4CD9-8962-09FC93ECE568}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.97 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SOS Online Backup

  • AccountCreatorRunner.exe - SOS Online Backup (Account Creator Runner)
  • alphafs.dll - AlphaFS
  • alphavss.common.dll - AlphaVSS.Common
  • AxLocalBackup.ocx
  • AxUtilities.dll
  • BackupEngine.dll
  • CacheFolderRemover.exe - CacheFolderRemover
  • ClientApi.dll - ClientApi
  • Common.dll - Common
  • CtxMenu.dll
  • Integration.Ace.dll - Integration.Ace
  • Integration.KrollLicenseSrv.dll - Integration.KrollLicenseSrv
  • Integration.KrollLicenseSrvImpl.exe - KrollLicenseSrvImpl
  • Integration.Scheduler.dll - Integration.Scheduler
  • Integration.ZipLib.dll
  • LStorage.exe - Local Backup and Recovery
  • PresentationLibW.dll - PresentationLibW
  • SAgent.Contracts.dll - SAgent.Contracts
  • SAgent.dll - Online Backup Agent
  • SAgent.Service.exe - SAgent.Service
  • SMessaging.exe - Online Backup Messaging
  • SOS.Build.dll - Home Build
  • SOS.Contracts.BackupServer.dll - Contracts.BackupServer
  • SOS.Contracts.Infiniscale.dll - Contracts.Infiniscale
  • SOS.Contracts.Shared.dll - Contracts.Shared
  • SOSLibrary.dll - Online Backup Library
  • SOSLiveProtect.exe - Online Backup LiveProtect
  • SosLocalBackup.exe
  • sosuploadagent.exe - Upload Agent
  • SStorage.exe - Online Backup SStorage
  • SStorageLauncher.exe - SStorage Launcher
  • SUpdateNotifier.exe - Online Backup UpdateNotifier
  • Interop.LocalBackupLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'LocalBackupLib'.
  • Interop.VSBackupVista.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'VSBackupVista'.
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library Shell32
  • Interop.VSS.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'VSS'.
  • Interop.VSS2003.dll - Assembly imported from type library VSS
  • ACEV2.DLL (by ACE Compression Software) - ACE Compression Library, Pro (ACE Compression Dynamic Link Library, Pro)
  • SOS.Contracts.CentralManagement.dll - Contracts.CentralManagement
  • alphavss.51.x86.dll (by Alphaleonis) - AlphaVSS (Alphaleonis Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service .NET Library)
  • alphavss.52.x64.dll (by Alphaleonis)
  • alphavss.52.x86.dll
  • alphavss.60.x64.dll
  • alphavss.60.x86.dll
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • AxInterop.LocalBackupLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CtxMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'OnlineProtectMenu' with a class of {5717060c-0509-11e0-b88e-001d60af2322}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • sosuploadagent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SOS Online Backup - sharkybabes@gmail.com' (runs daily at 2:23 AM).
  • SosLocalBackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Sal's PC' (runs daily at 4:01 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SUpdateNotifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Online Backup Update Notifier.
Service
  • SAgent.Service.exe runs as a service named 'Offsite Online Backup Service' (sagentservice) "This service is or backing up data that involves sending a copy of the data over the network to an off-site server.".
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SMessaging.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SMessaging' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SOS Online Backup\SMessaging.exe".
  • AccountCreatorRunner.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AccountCreatorRunner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SOS Online Backup\AccountCreatorRunner.exe".
  • sosuploadagent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SOSUAUI' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SOS Online Backup\sosuploadagent.exe" -showui.
  • SStorageLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SStorageAutoStart' which loads as C:\Program Files\SOS Online Backup\SStorageLauncher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SMessaging.exe
Memory:33.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0048337690%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00128348%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00355028%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:31,561
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:189 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
SUpdateNotifier.exe
Memory:32.59 MB
Total CPU:0.0000406173%
Kernel CPU:0.00001354%
User CPU:0.00002708%
CPU cycles/sec:148,332
I/O reads/min:185 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes

How do I remove SOS Online Backup?

Quickly and completely remove SOS Online 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 SOS Online 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 SOS Online 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 SOS Online Backup.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.97%
Windows 8 13.98%
Windows Vista 7.53%
Windows XP 7.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.46%
Windows 7 Professional 13.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.53%
Windows 8.1 4.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.12%
  Canada 1.96%
  Colombia 0.65%
  BS 0.65%
  Spain 0.65%
  Netherlands 0.65%
  Jamaica 0.65%
  United Kingdom 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.86%
Dell 27.16%
Toshiba 14.81%
Lenovo 7.41%
Acer 6.17%
GIGABYTE 4.94%
American Megatrends 3.70%
ASUS 2.47%
Sony 2.47%
Common models
TOSHIBA PORTEGE R835 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.57%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.38%
Dell Studio 1749 2.38%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.38%
Dell XPS 8300 2.38%

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