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What percent of users and experts removed it?
41% remove it59% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,378
United States Rank #15,505
Reach 0.0115%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.82 days
83.06 days >
Average installed length: 43.64 days


VersionDistribution 10.77% 33.85% 30.77% 21.54% 3.08%

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SpeedyBackup is a software program developed by SpeedyPC Software. The most common release is, 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. 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. 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 primary executable is named speedybackup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 39.56 MB (41,481,178 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 64% of users of SpeedyBackup come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.speedypc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SpeedyPC Software\SpeedyBackup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SpeedyPC Software\SpeedyBackup\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 39.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SpeedyBackup

Program executable:speedybackup.exe
SpeedyBackup Application
Path:C:\Program Files\speedypc software\speedybackup\speedybackup.exe
Additional files:
  • BackupEngine.dll - SpeedyBackup (SpeedyBackup Engine)
  • BackupOverlay_32.dll - SpeedyBackup Shell Extensions
  • BackupOverlay_64.dll
  • BackupService.exe - SpeedyBackup Service
  • res.dll - SpeedyBackup Resource DLL
  • uninstall.exe - SpeedyBackup Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • BackupOverlay_64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SpeedyBackupShlExt' with a class of {4A28BE8C-F5D8-4300-ADD9-9C764381121B}.
  • BackupOverlay_32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SpeedyBackupShlExt' with a class of {4A28BE8C-F5D8-4300-ADD9-9C764381121B}.
Scheduled Task
  • SpeedyBackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SpeedyBackup reigistration schedule' (runs daily at 8:30 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SpeedyBackup.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SpeedyBackup Startup.
  • BackupService.exe runs as a service named 'BackupService' (BackupService).

How do I remove SpeedyBackup?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 11%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 41%
Keep it 59%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows Vista 13.85%
Windows 8 13.85%
Windows XP 10.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.88%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.38%
Windows 8.1 6.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.53%
  Canada 8.24%
  Australia 7.06%
  United Kingdom 4.71%
  Belgium 3.53%
  Finland 2.35%
  France 2.35%
  Brazil 1.18%
  Spain 1.18%
  Ireland 1.18%
  Israel 1.18%
  Mexico 1.18%
  New Zealand 1.18%
  Sweden 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.30%
Dell 25.53%
Toshiba 8.51%
Acer 8.51%
Packard Bell 2.13%
Medion 2.13%
Lenovo 2.13%
Intel 2.13%
ASUS 2.13%
American Megatrends 2.13%
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TOSHIBA Satellite C70-A 1.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 1.72%

About (from SpeedyPC Software)

SpeedyPC Software is proudly located in Victoria, B.C., Canada, one of the largest and most advanced technical development hubs in North America.
Publisher URL: www.speedypc.com


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