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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,404
United States Rank #2,019
Reach 0.1994%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.10 days
740.41 days >
Average installed length: 389.03 days


VersionDistribution 0.93%
3.6.1 0.08% 0.08%
3.5.3 43.06%
3.5.2 6.73%
3.4.1 17.00% 0.04%
3.3 0.21%
3.2.1 18.35%
3.2 0.55%
3.1 0.17%
3.0.3 10.52%
3.0.2 0.38%
3.0.1 0.08%
3.0 0.17%
1.10.0308 1.43%
1.09.1105 0.13%
1.09.0727 0.04%
1.09.0611 0.04%


What is CrashPlan?  (from the publisher)

CrashPlan's groundbreaking social backup concept makes it easy to back up to computers belonging to your network of friends or family for offsite backup, in addition to using your own computers and external drives for onsite backup. CrashPlan works on all your computers, so you don't have to worry about compatibility e...  Read more


The most common release is 3.5.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named CrashPlanDesktop.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 20.89 MB (21,907,508 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 79% of users of CrashPlan come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.crashplan.com/consumer/crashplan.html
Help link: www.crashplan.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CrashPlan\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3D0C6508-C450-4E54-A11A-528E99E67C74}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.89 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CrashPlan

Program executable:CrashPlanDesktop.exe
CrashPlan desktop application.
Path:C:\Program Files\CrashPlan\CrashPlanDesktop.exe
Additional files:
  • CrashPlanDesktop.exe - CrashPlan (CrashPlan desktop application.)
  • CrashPlanService.exe - CrashPlan backup engine which backs up your files!
  • CrashPlanTray.exe (by Code 42 Software) - CrashPlan Tray (Windows system tray interface to CrashPlan)
  • jniwrap.dll (by TeamDev Ltd) - JNIWrapper (32-bit JNIWrapper Native Library)
  • jniwrap64.dll (by TeamDev Ltd) - 64-bit JNIWrapper Native Library
  • cpnative.dll
  • cpnative64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • CrashPlanTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CrashPlan Tray.
  • CrashPlanService.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CrashPlan Backup Service.
  • CrashPlanService.exe runs as a service named 'CrashPlan Backup Service' (CrashPlanService) "This service backs up your files!".
Startup File (User Run)
  • CrashPlanDesktop.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CrashPlan desktop application.' and executes as C:\Program Files\CrashPlan\CrashPlanDesktop.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CrashPlanService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CrashPlan\CrashPlanService.exe'.
Network connections
  • CrashPlanService.exe connects to central.crashplan.com ( port 443).
  • CrashPlanService.exe connects to central.crashplan.com ( port 443).
  • CrashPlanService.exe connects to central.crashplan.com ( port 443).
  • CrashPlanService.exe connects to central.crashplan.com ( port 443).
  • CrashPlanService.exe connects to central.crashplan.com ( port 443).
  • CrashPlanService.exe connects to central.crashplan.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:186.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0032522738%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00137905%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00187323%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:109,526,414
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.2 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:526.21 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.89 MB
Total CPU:0.0004489347%
Kernel CPU:0.00026716%
User CPU:0.00018177%
CPU cycles/sec:2,297,587

How do I remove CrashPlan?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.68%
Windows 8 25.39%
Windows Vista 3.83%
Windows XP 3.07%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.94%
Windows 7 Professional 17.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.65%
Windows 8 Pro 5.68%
Windows 8.1 5.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.60%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Canada 2.83%
  Australia 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.09%
  Sweden 0.96%
  France 0.90%
  Germany 0.78%
  Israel 0.75%
  DK 0.62%
  Belgium 0.59%
  Norway 0.53%
  New Zealand 0.47%
  Italy 0.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.52%
Hewlett-Packard 21.52%
Acer 9.70%
ASUS 6.93%
Toshiba 6.35%
Lenovo 3.43%
Samsung 2.84%
Intel 2.55%
Apple 0.95%
Alienware 0.73%
MSI 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.81%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.46%
Dell XPS 8500 3.52%
Dell XPS 8300 2.64%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.29%
ASUS All Series 1.94%


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