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System Restore Explorer


System Restore Explorer is a program developed by Nic Bedford. 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 installer includes 8 files and is usually about 837.5 KB (857,600 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 62% of users of System Restore Explorer come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: nicbedford.co.uk
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\system restore explorer
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6788AB8A-4D71-42E0-8125-B95A9C47D51D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 837.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by System Restore Explorer

  • systemrestoreexplorer.exe - System Restore Explorer
  • alphavss.common.dll (by Alphaleonis) - AlphaVSS.Common
  • alphavss.win2003.x64.dll (by Alphaleonis) - AlphaVSS (Alphaleonis Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service .NET Library)
  • alphavss.win2003.x86.dll
  • alphavss.win2008.x64.dll
  • alphavss.win2008.x86.dll
  • alphavss.winxp.x64.dll
  • alphavss.winxp.x86.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • systemrestoreexplorer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C2824542-3947-48CB-8331-F45E8D84E684}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove System Restore Explorer?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.03%
Windows 8 18.18%
Windows Vista 4.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.35%
Windows 7 Professional 18.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.87%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.85%
Windows 8.1 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.68%
  Canada 5.47%
  United Kingdom 5.11%
  Australia 4.93%
  Germany 4.01%
  Italy 2.55%
  India 1.64%
  Belgium 1.28%
  Brazil 1.09%
  DK 0.91%
  France 0.91%
  Japan 0.91%
  Netherlands 0.91%
  New Zealand 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.46%
Hewlett-Packard 27.24%
Acer 12.60%
ASUS 8.94%
Toshiba 4.88%
Medion 2.44%
Intel 2.03%
American Megatrends 1.22%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.70%
Dell XPS 8300 3.09%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.47%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 1.85%


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