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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,592
United States Rank #34,024
Reach 0.0287%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.51 days
457.66 days >
Average installed length: 240.46 days


7.0.0 1.59%
5.0.0 32.21%
4.0.5 43.54%
4.0.4 0.18%
4.0.3 0.53%
4.0 0.71%
2.2 21.24%

Abelssoft Backup

What is Abelssoft Backup?  (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Automatic selection of graphics, videos, music files, text files or complete directories. Select the files to backup, and a title for the backup jop. The most common file types are already available in a pre-selection. You determine when an automatic backup should occur. Which can e.g. be a specific time interval or wh...  Read more


Abelssoft Backup is a software program developed by Abelssoft GmbH. The most common release is 4.0.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named backup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 58 files and is usually about 10.72 MB (11,245,608 bytes). The installed file AbUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 79% of users of Abelssoft Backup come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abelssoft.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Abelssoft Backup\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Abelssoft Backup\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 10.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Abelssoft Backup

Program executable:backup.exe
Name:Abelssoft Backup
Path:C:\Program Files\abelssoft backup\backup.exe
Additional files:
  • AbLiteRegistration.dll - AbLiteRegistration
  • AbFlexTransEditor.exe - AbFlexTransEditor
  • AbBugReporter.dll - AbBugReporter
  • AbUpdater.dll - AbUpdater
  • AbWpfRegistration.dll (by Ascora) - AbWpfRegistration
  • Artefact.dll (by Artefact) - Artefact Animator
  • AbSecurePassword.dll - AbSecurePassword
  • AbSettingsKeeper.dll (by Ascora) - AbSettingsKeeper
  • AlphaVSS.Common.dll (by Alphaleonis) - AlphaVSS.Common
  • AbFlexTrans.dll - AbFlexTrans
  • AbScheduler.dll - AbScheduler
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Backup.Api.dll (by Ascora GmbH) - Backup.Api
  • AbCommons.dll - AbCommons
  • Lzma#.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - LZMA# SDK (LZMA#)
  • AlphaVSS.Win2008.x64.dll (by Alphaleonis) - AlphaVSS (Alphaleonis Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service .NET Library)
  • AlphaVSS.Win2008.x86.dll
  • AlphaVSS.WinXP.x64.dll
  • AlphaVSS.WinXP.x86.dll
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • ShadowCopyService.exe - Test2
  • SecureClipboard.dll
  • snappyNET.32Bit.dll
  • snappyNET.64Bit.dll
  • TaskScheduler.dll (by Dennis Austin) - Task Scheduler Class Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Backup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AbelssoftBackupStart'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Backup.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AbelssoftBackupStart.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Backup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Abelsoft Backup' which loads as C:\Program Files\Abelssoft Backup\Backup.exe.

How do I remove Abelssoft Backup?

You can uninstall Abelssoft Backup 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Abelssoft Backup, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Abelssoft Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.50%
Windows 10 43.01%
Windows Vista 3.01%
Windows XP 2.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.86%
Windows 10 Home 15.45%
Windows 8.1 12.97%
Windows 7 Professional 11.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.75%
Windows 10 Pro 5.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.66% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 78.66%
  United States 6.00%
  Austria 3.00%
  Netherlands 2.65%
  United Kingdom 2.29%
  Switzerland 1.59%
  Australia 1.59%
  Poland 1.23%
  France 1.06%
  New Zealand 0.35%
  Romania 0.35%
  Czech Republic 0.35%
  Slovenia 0.18%
  Russia 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 36.62%
Acer 21.66%
Hewlett-Packard 9.55%
ASUS 7.64%
Dell 6.37%
Lenovo 4.46%
Intel 2.23%
Samsung 1.27%
Sahara 1.27%
American Megatrends 0.96%
Common models
MEDION MS-7800 4.41%
MEDION MS-7748 3.43%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.43%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.43%
ASUS All Series 3.43%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.94%

About (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Abelssoft is a business unit of Ascora GmbH and is based in northern Germany.
Publisher URL: www.abelssoft.net


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