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VersionDistribution 33.33% 16.67% 16.67% 16.67% 16.67%

Thinware vBackup


Thinware vBackup is a software program developed by Thinware. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 13 files and is usually about 18.59 MB (19,489,817 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 50% of users of Thinware vBackup come from the United States, it is also popular in MK and Norway.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vbackup.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Thinware\vBackup\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /x {A126335B-3554-499E-9BC4-4DD8894A1BB4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.59 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Thinware vBackup

  • vBackup_ConfigEventLog.exe - Thinware vBackup - ConfigEventLog
  • vBackup.exe
  • vBackup_FixDSPerms.exe - vBackup_FixDSPerms (Purpose: Adds "Write" permission for local Users group to vBackup.xml. Syntax: vbackup_fixdsperms [path to datastore file (vBackup.xml)])
  • vBackup.old.exe - Thinware vBackup
  • vBackup_BackupDS.exe - vBackup_BackupDS (Purpose: Creates copy of vBackup.xml with date stamp added to file name. Syntax: vbackup_backupds [path to datastore file (vBackup.xml)])
  • vBackup_GUI.exe - Thinware vBackup Client
  • plink.exe (by Simon Tatham) - PuTTY suite (Command-line SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin client)
  • ConverterSDKStub.dll
  • ConverterSDKStub.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Vim25Service2005.dll
  • Vim25Service2005.XmlSerializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vBackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'vBackup_vmguest_FileServer' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 8:45 AM).

How do I remove Thinware vBackup?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 17%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 66.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 8 Pro 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  MK 12.50%
  Norway 12.50%
  Romania 12.50%
  Netherlands 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Common models
ASUSTeK N56VZ 16.67%
HP Compaq 6710b (KE124ET#... 16.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 16.67%
Dell Precision WorkSt... 16.67%
Dell Precision M4700 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex 990 16.67%


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