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VersionDistribution 83.33% 8.33% 8.33%

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Altaro Backup FS


Altaro Backup FS is a software program developed by Altaro. The most common release is, 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. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 4.15 MB (4,356,608 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 Altaro Backup FS come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.altaro.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\altaro\altaro backup fs
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BF56ED73-F31C-4FBB-A011-ED6C9527A61C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.15 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Altaro Backup FS

  • altaro backup fs service controller.exe - Altaro Backup FS
  • altaro backup fs.exe
  • altaro.controls.dll
  • altaro.mailnotification.dll
  • altarofs.serviceengine.exe
  • altarofs.servicemonitor.exe
  • oopsbackup.remoting.dll
  • oopsbackup.systemcontroller.dll
  • oopsbackup.browser.dll - Oops!Backup
  • oopsbackup.commarch.dll
  • oopsbackup.common.dll
  • oopsbackup.delta.dll
  • oopsbackup.filepreviewlib.dll
  • oopsbackup.uicommon.dll
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  • aspose.pdf.kit.dll (by Aspose) - Aspose.Pdf.Kit
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  • aspose.cells.dll - Aspose.Cells
  • aspose.words.dll - Aspose.Words
  • oopsbackup.commarch.xmlserializers.dll
  • oopsbackup.shadowcopy_xp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • altarofs.servicemonitor.exe runs as a service named 'Altaro Backup FS Service Monitor' (AltaroFS.ServiceMonitor.exe) "Altaro Backup FS Service Monitor".
  • altarofs.serviceengine.exe runs as a service named 'Altaro Backup FS Service' (AltaroFS.ServiceEngine.exe) "Altaro Backup FS Service".

How do I remove Altaro Backup FS?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP2) 8%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 8 16.67%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 10 Home 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Belgium 22.22%
  Austria 11.11%
  France 5.56%
  Germany 5.56%
  Italy 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Dell 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
American Megatrends 10.00%
Samsung 10.00%
Common models
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT ... 18.18%
O.E.M O.E.M 9.09%
Samsung 300V3A/300V4A/300... 9.09%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 MT 9.09%
ECT GA-970A-D3 9.09%
HP ProDesk 400 G2 MT 9.09%


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