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BackRex Outlook Backup

What is BackRex Outlook Backup?  (from BackRex Software)

BackRex Outlook Backup is a backup and restore tool for Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It allows you to save your current configuration and Outlook data (mail folders, address book, account settings, tasks, notes, calendar, journal, contacts, signatures, stationery, message rules, and all cus...  Read more


BackRex Outlook 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 WINZIP64.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 2.14 MB (2,248,816 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 81% of users of BackRex Outlook Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.backsettings.com/outlook-backup.html
Help link: www.backsettings.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BackRex Outlook Backup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\BACKRE~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\BACKRE~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BackRex Outlook Backup

Program executable:WINZIP64.EXE
Signed by:WinZip Computing
Path:C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP64.EXE
WinZip is a proprietary file archiver and compressor for Microsoft Windows. By default, WinZip creates archives in the ZIP file format but also has various levels of support for other archive formats.
Additional files:
  • broc.exe - BackRex Application (BackRex)
  • brolk.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • broc.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BackRex Outlook Backup' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 1:52 AM).
  • WINZIP64.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{C8523926-A3F6-48DD-8F7D-581A71EE44E9}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove BackRex Outlook Backup?

You can uninstall BackRex Outlook 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 Outlook 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 Outlook Backup.

Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows 10 27.78%
Windows XP 8.33%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.14%
Windows 7 Professional 8.57%
Windows 8.1 8.57%
Windows 10 Home 8.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.13%
  Belgium 3.77%
  Spain 1.89%
  Netherlands 1.89%
  Germany 1.89%
  Croatia 1.89%
  Canada 1.89%
  Ireland 1.89%
  Slovakia 1.89%
  Italy 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Dell 20.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Alienware 6.67%
Acer 6.67%
American Megatrends 6.67%
Toshiba 3.33%
MSI 3.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.69%
LENOVO IdeaCentre K430 7.69%
ASUSTeK N56VM 7.69%
Alienware Area 51 7.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 3.85%
Acer Aspire S7-392 3.85%


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