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Should I remove Activate Norton Online Backup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,941
United States Rank #2,627
Reach 0.1040%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.87 days
143.72 days >
Average installed length: 75.51 days


VersionDistribution 5.51% 92.68%
1.0.4111 0.68%
1.0.2046 1.12%

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Activate Norton Online Backup

What is Activate Norton Online Backup?  (from Symantec)

By default, Norton Online Backup window appears in 10 days. If the trial activation is dismissed, it appears again after three days. These values may vary depending on the computer manufacturer. Keeps all of your irreplaceable digital photos, videos, music, financial documents and other important Stuff safe from loss. ...  Read more


Activate Norton Online Backup is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is NobuActivation.exe. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.74 MB (1,827,086 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 84% of users of Activate Norton Online Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
Activate Norton Online Backup has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\Activation\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C57BCDE1-7CB9-467D-B3BA-7E119916CDC1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.74 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Activate Norton Online Backup

Program executable:NobuActivation.exe
Name:Norton Online Backup
Norton Online Backup Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\Activation\NobuActivation.exe
  • NobuActivation.exe - Norton Online Backup (Norton Online Backup Service)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NobuActivation.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{968D5150-6596-4E72-BB66-C8EAF64AF650}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • NobuActivation.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NortonOnlineBackupReminder' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\Activation\NobuActivation.exe" UNATTENDED.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NobuActivation.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NortonOnlineBackupReminder' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\Activation\NobuActivation.exe" UNATTENDED.

How do I remove Activate Norton Online Backup?

You can uninstall Activate Norton Online 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 Activate Norton Online 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 Activate Norton Online Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
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 91.52%
Windows 10 6.72%
Windows Vista 1.36%
Windows XP 0.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 86.79%
Windows 10 Home 5.53%
Windows 7 Professional 3.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.73%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.54%
  United Kingdom 4.77%
  Canada 3.37%
  Australia 1.28%
  India 0.81%
  New Zealand 0.65%
  Iran 0.59%
  Saudi Arabia 0.50%
  Sweden 0.47%
  Singapore 0.31%
  Finland 0.25%
  DK 0.22%
  Hong Kong 0.19%
  Indonesia 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 96.42%
Sony 3.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.70%
HP G60 Notebook PC 10.82%
HP G71 Notebook PC 8.62%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.35%
HP G61 Notebook PC 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 3.84%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


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