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What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,917
United States Rank #3,988
Reach 0.0429%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.34 days
924.55 days >
Average installed length: 485.78 days

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Backup Assistant Plus

What is Backup Assistant Plus?  (from Verizon)

Backup Assistant Plus is a new service that integrates the features and capabilities of the following three services: Backup Assistant, V CAST Media Manager and Sync & Connect. The new service includes a secure, online storage cloud where you can back up contacts, photos, music, documents and videos, and also lets you ...  Read more


Backup Assistant Plus is a program developed by Verizon. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is verizon.exe. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 181.55 MB (190,369,701 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 100% of users of Backup Assistant Plus come from the United States, it is also popular in Colombia and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.verizon.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Backup Assistant Plus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Backup Assistant Plus\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 181.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Backup Assistant Plus

Program executable:verizon.exe
Path:C:\Users\family.bryan-PC\Backup Assistant Plus\verizon.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstaller.exe (by Installation Program) - Setup
  • V CAST Backup Scheduler.exe
  • avcodec-52.dll
  • avdevice-52.dll
  • avformat-52.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • FoxEncLib32.dll (by Pixbyte Development SL) - FoxBurner Encoding Library
  • FoxPlayerU32.dll (by Pixbyte Development SL) - FoxBurner Decoding Library
  • FoxSDKU32c.dll - FoxBurner SDK
  • FoxWmaPluginU32.dll - FoxBurner Decoding Library WMA Plugin
  • swscale-0.dll
  • tvqdec.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • verizon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EA996344-A1E4-41AC-B4F6-0371D446E738}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • V CAST Backup Scheduler.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HLBackupScheduler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Backup Assistant Plus\V CAST Backup Scheduler.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • verizon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Backup Assistant Plus\verizon.exe'.
  • V CAST Backup Scheduler.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Backup Assistant Plus\V CAST Backup Scheduler.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

V CAST Backup Scheduler.exe
Memory:32.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001626276%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008334%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007928%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:68,095
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.17 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Backup Assistant Plus?

You can uninstall Backup Assistant Plus 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 Backup Assistant Plus, 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 Backup Assistant Plus.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.30%
Windows Vista 11.70%
Windows 10 5.56%
Windows XP 5.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.91%
Windows 7 Professional 11.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.46%
Windows 10 Home 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.60%
  Colombia 0.07%
  Australia 0.07%
  Sweden 0.07%
  Mexico 0.07%
  Philippines 0.07%
  Czech Republic 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.20%
Dell 34.98%
Toshiba 10.24%
Acer 6.14%
ASUS 4.44%
Lenovo 1.37%
Intel 1.02%
Gateway 0.85%
Sahara 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.69%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.30%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.20%
Dell XPS 8300 1.92%

Publisher URL: www.verizon.com

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MJHeilover a year ago
This is a Verizon product; by default it will not show up in the Add or Remove Programs list in any version of Windows.