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Should I remove AlienRespawn?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,346
United States Rank #2,336
Reach 0.1688%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.48 days
309.23 days >
Average installed length: 162.48 days


9.4.67 34.17% 0.06%
9.4.61 3.97%
9.4.60 7.45%
9.4.57 0.51%
9.4.55 0.99%
9.4.51 1.32%
9.4.48 0.54%
9.4.47 1.56%
9.4.40 0.33% 2.74% 0.03% 0.48% 0.81% 0.54% 3.67% 1.44% 0.72% 3.61% 5.59% 5.11% 2.74% 0.24% 2.95% 0.27% 3.19% 0.48% 0.06% 10.22% 1.68% 0.99% 0.12% 1.08% 0.33%

Typically installed together


What is AlienRespawn?  (from Alienware)

AlienRespawn is a safe, simple and reliable backup and recovery solution that can protect your system (OS, applications, drivers, settings) and data (music, photos, videos, documents and other important files) from data loss.


AlienRespawn is a software program developed by Alienware. The most common release is 9.4.67, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 datasafe.exe. The setup package generally installs about 132 files and is usually about 276.08 MB (289,489,937 bytes). 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 69% of users of AlienRespawn come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alienware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AlienRespawn
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0ED7EE95-6A97-47AA-AD73-152C08A15B04}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 276.08 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by AlienRespawn

Program executable:datasafe.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\alienrespawn\datasafe.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.COMSFTArchiverLib.dll - Assembly importé à partir de la bibliothèque de types 'COMSFTArchiverLib'.
  • Interop.SftVssLib.dll - Assembly importé à partir de la bibliothèque de types 'SftVssLib'.
  • interop.iwshruntimelibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • dbrupd.exe (by SoftThinks - Dell) - Dell Backup And Recovery Update Launcher
  • DBRUpdEula.exe (by SoftThinks - Dell) - Dell Backup And Recovery Update Eula Checker
  • SetMUILanguage.exe (by SoftThinks) - SoftThinks MUI language setting module
  • sftvss64.exe (by SoftThinks) - Volume Shadow Copy COM interface
  • hlink.exe (by SoftThinks SAS) - HLink.exe - Hardlinks manager (Base image hardlinks manager)
  • DsProtectionIndex.dll - Dell DataSafe Local Backup (DsProtectionIndex)
  • dbr.exe - Dell Backup And Recovery
  • dbrfactorysetup.exe
  • dbrresources.dll - Dell Backup And Recovery Resources
  • eu_me_class_lib.dll - File and folder browser library
  • eu_me_usercontrolwpf.dll - File and folder browser control
  • sftservice.exe (by SoftThinks SAS) - SoftThinks Agent Service
  • splash.exe
  • STCDPIndexManagement.dll - CDP Indexer Management Framework
  • STCommonData.dll - Common Data Management Framework
  • STDataManagementLogic.dll - Data Management Logic Framework
  • STLBIndexManagement.dll - Local Backup Index Management Framework
  • STOLIndexManagement.dll - Online Backup Indexer Manager Framework
  • STUIComponents.dll - STUIComponents
  • STUICore.dll - Core Framework
  • InstallRE.exe - InstallRE Application
  • SDSSmartRepairTools.dll - Smart Repair Tools
  • STBRCCServices.dll - STBRCC Services
  • stbrccservclr.dll - STBRCCServCLR
  • STODDIM2.dll - STODDIM2 (Built 2012/11/08 16:42:08 from r36896)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)
  • sftbrcc.dll - SftBRCC
  • olcorewrapper.dll
  • qttool lite.exe - SoftThinks QTtool Lite

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Dbr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FBD28328-5C8C-4477-8FED-4E01B6686C0B}' (runs on registration).
  • SftService.exe runs as a service named 'SoftThinks Agent Service' (SftService) "SoftThinks Agent Service".
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • DbrFactorySetup.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DsFactoryLauncher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell Backup and Recovery\DBRFactorySetup.exe" /createRP.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010290272%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00078051%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00024852%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:153,276
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:98 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.15 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove AlienRespawn?

You can uninstall AlienRespawn 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 AlienRespawn, 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 AlienRespawn.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.08%
Windows 10 45.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.34%
Windows 8.1 22.50%
Windows 10 Home 11.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.72%
Windows 8 4.76%
Windows 7 Professional 3.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.03%
  Canada 5.87%
  United Kingdom 4.22%
  Australia 3.18%
  France 3.02%
  Germany 1.77%
  Mexico 0.97%
  Netherlands 0.75%
  Singapore 0.71%
  Norway 0.64%
  Belgium 0.62%
  Ireland 0.60%
  Italy 0.60%
  Sweden 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Alienware 98.24%
Dell 1.70%
ASUS 0.03%
Acer 0.03%
Common models
Alienware Alienware 14 11.33%
Alienware Alienware X51 R... 10.75%
Alienware Alienware 17 10.69%
Alienware Alienware X51 9.76%
Alienware M14xR2 9.66%
Alienware M17xR4 7.73%

About Alienware

Alienware is a computer hardware subsidiary of Dell and mainly assembles third party components into desktops and laptops with custom enclosures.
Publisher URL: www.alienware.com


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