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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,761
United States Rank #22,570
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.00 days
324.46 days >
Average installed length: 170.48 days


2.8 99.29%
2.7 0.71%

BackRex Internet Explorer Backup

What is BackRex Internet Explorer Backup?  (from BackRex Software)

BackRex Internet Explorer Backup is a backup and restore tool for Internet Explorer. It allows you to save your current configuration of Internet Explorer including favorites, history, proxy settings, fonts, dialup accounts, autocomplete passwords and cookies BackRex Internet Explorer Backup can help you to migrate or ...  Read more


BackRex Internet Explorer Backup is a software program developed by BackRex Software. The most common release is 2.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 brie.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.02 MB (2,117,748 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 47% of users of BackRex Internet Explorer Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.backsettings.com/internet-explorer-backup.html
Help link: www.backsettings.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\backrex internet explorer backup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\BackRex Internet Explorer Backup\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\BackRex Internet Explorer Backup\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BackRex Internet Explorer Backup

Program executable:brie.exe
Name:BackRex Application
Path:C:\Program Files\BackRex Internet Explorer Backup\brie.exe
Additional files:
  • briec.exe - BackRex Application (BackRex)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • briec.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BackRex Internet Explorer Backup' (runs daily at 4:00 PM).

How do I remove BackRex Internet Explorer Backup?

You can uninstall BackRex Internet Explorer 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 BackRex Internet Explorer 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 BackRex Internet Explorer Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.04%
Windows 10 26.06%
Windows XP 13.38%
Windows Vista 3.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.43%
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.57%
Windows 10 Pro 6.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.37%
  Germany 17.54%
  Canada 6.43%
  Italy 4.09%
  Belgium 3.51%
  France 2.34%
  United Kingdom 2.34%
  Australia 1.75%
  Spain 1.75%
  Iran 1.75%
  Switzerland 1.17%
  Russia 1.17%
  Netherlands 1.17%
  DK 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.21%
Dell 19.23%
Acer 7.69%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Medion 5.13%
Intel 3.85%
Sahara 3.85%
ASUS 2.56%
Toshiba 2.56%
Samsung 2.56%
Sony 1.28%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.92%
ASUS All Series 1.96%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.96%
Dell Studio XPS 7100 1.96%
Gigabyte EP45-UD3P 1.96%
HP-Pavilion KY811AAR-ABA ... 1.96%


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