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Should I remove Backblaze?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,161
United States Rank #5,207
Reach 0.0414%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.83 days
378.42 days >
Average installed length: 198.83 days

Backblaze

What is Backblaze?  (from Backblaze, Inc)

Backblaze backs up everything on your computer except your operating system, applications, and temporary files. Whether directly connected or over WiFi, If you are connected to the Internet, you are backing up. Files change and Backblaze backs them up. By default, Backblaze simply backs up all the time so you don't h...  Read more

Overview

Backblaze is a program developed by Backblaze, Inc. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 programs's main executable is bzbui.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.71 MB of memory. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 7.85 MB (8,231,287 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 83% of users of Backblaze come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.backblaze.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\backblaze
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Backblaze\bzdoinstall.exe" -douninstall "C:\Program Files\Backblaze"
Estimated size: 7.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Backblaze

Program executable:bzbui.exe
Signed by:Backblaze Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\backblaze\bzbui.exe
MD5:78710cc0b5ad01430a2df8143015b2c3
Backblaze is an online backup tool that allows Windows users to back up their data to an offsite data center. It allows the user to back up data continuously, manually, when the computer is idle, or on an hourly schedule. The service makes...
Additional files:
  • bzdoinstall.exe
  • bzdownloader.exe
  • bzfilelist.exe
  • bzserv.exe
  • bztransmit.exe
  • bztransmit64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • bzserv.exe runs as a service named 'Backblaze Service' (bzserv) "Backblaze Service watches for any file changes so changes can be backed up. See http://www.backblaze.com for more information.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • bzbui.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Backblaze' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Backblaze\bzbui.exe" -quiet.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

bzbui.exe
Memory:4.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002557815%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016642%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008936%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:13
70 average
bzfilelist.exe
User CPU:0.00213840%
bzserv.exe
Memory:4.7 MB
Total CPU:0.0000392364%
Kernel CPU:0.00001795%
User CPU:0.00002128%
CPU cycles/sec:1,385,722
Switches/sec:22
I/O reads/min:2.18 KB
I/O writes/min:21 Bytes

How do I remove Backblaze?

You can uninstall Backblaze 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 Backblaze, 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 Backblaze.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.80%
Windows 10 44.54%
Windows Vista 3.19%
Windows XP 1.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.83%
Windows 7 Professional 15.89%
Windows 10 Home 13.55%
Windows 8.1 9.98%
Windows 10 Pro 8.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.31%
  United Kingdom 4.52%
  Canada 2.71%
  Australia 1.23%
  France 0.99%
  Japan 0.99%
  Netherlands 0.82%
  Sweden 0.41%
  Germany 0.41%
  Italy 0.41%
  Belgium 0.33%
  Spain 0.33%
  Israel 0.33%
  Mexico 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.48%
Hewlett-Packard 27.61%
Acer 9.27%
ASUS 8.09%
Toshiba 4.54%
GIGABYTE 4.34%
Lenovo 4.14%
Sony 1.38%
Intel 1.18%
Apple 0.99%
Samsung 0.99%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.73%
Dell XPS 8500 3.64%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.64%
Dell XPS 8700 2.91%
Dell XPS 8300 2.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.55%

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