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Should I remove Second Copy 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,462
United States Rank #8,685
Reach 0.0394%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.84 days
467.18 days >
Average installed length: 245.47 days


VersionDistribution 49.01% 11.39% 4.88% 1.81% 12.30% 2.53% 9.76%
8.0 8.32%

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Second Copy 8


Second Copy 8 is a program developed by Centered Systems. The most used version is, 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). The main program executable is seccopy.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 14.97 MB (15,693,589 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 51% of users of Second Copy 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.secondcopy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Second Copy 8\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Second Copy 8\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Second Copy 8

Program executable:seccopy.exe
Name:Second Copy
Path:C:\Program Files\second copy 8\seccopy.exe
Additional files:
  • SCSvc.exe - Second Copy service
  • ScVssService64.exe - Second Copy ® (ScVssService64)
  • ExitSC.exe
  • SCVSSSvc.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SecCopy.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A5FEAE14-0588-4A53-9577-7011F67D970F}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • ScVssService64.exe runs as a service named 'Second Copy VSS Service x64' (ScVssService64) "Provides Volume Shadow Copy service backup support for Second Copy.".
  • SCVSSSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Second Copy VSS Service' (SCVSSService) "Provides Volume Shadow Copy service backup support for Second Copy.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • SecCopy.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Second Copy' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Second Copy 8\SecCopy.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SecCopy.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Second Copy' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Second Copy 8\SecCopy.exe".

How do I remove Second Copy 8?

Quickly and completely remove Second Copy 8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Second Copy 8 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 Second Copy 8, 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 Second Copy 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.94%
Windows 8 31.10%
Windows XP 4.88%
Windows Vista 2.53%
Windows Server 2003 0.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.67%
Windows 7 Professional 17.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.93%
Windows 8.1 5.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.98%
  United Kingdom 5.28%
  Canada 4.98%
  Australia 4.07%
  Germany 3.32%
  Netherlands 3.17%
  Italy 2.71%
  Brazil 2.11%
  Belgium 2.11%
  Israel 2.11%
  France 1.96%
  Austria 1.51%
  Spain 1.36%
  Greece 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.93%
Hewlett-Packard 17.47%
Acer 11.45%
ASUS 6.63%
Samsung 4.82%
Intel 4.52%
Lenovo 3.31%
Toshiba 3.01%
American Megatrends 1.51%
Apple 1.20%
Sahara 1.20%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.19%
Dell XPS 8300 3.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.59%
Dell XPS 8700 2.99%
Dell XPS 8500 2.99%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.40%


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