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Should I remove BlackArmor Backup?

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 #20,913
United States Rank #16,006
Reach 0.0100%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.74 days
818.22 days >
Average installed length: 429.91 days


12.1.9823 26.77%
12.1.9819 25.76%
12.1.9817 15.66%
12.1.9801 0.51%
12.1.9800 1.01%
12.1.9799 2.53%
12.1.9798 18.69%
12.1.9784 0.51%
12.1.9768 8.59%

Typically installed together

BlackArmor Backup

What is BlackArmor Backup?  (from Seagate Technology)

BlackArmor Backup is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on your PC. It can back up the operating system, applications, settings and all of your data, while also securely destroying any confidential data you no longer need. With this software, you can back up selected files and folders...  Read more


BlackArmor Backup is a program developed by Seagate Technology. The most used version is 12.1.9823, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 19 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 61% of users of BlackArmor Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmorBackup\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9DF6EC22-733E-4EDC-AC88-54CAD4BF4E7B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: Italian (Italy)

Program filesFiles installed by BlackArmor Backup

  • SeagateTibUrlHandler.exe - Seagate BlackArmor Backup
  • spawn.exe - Seagate Spawn Utility
  • BlackArmorBackup.exe - BlackArmor Backup
  • BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe - BlackArmor Backup Monitor
  • TimounterMonitor.exe - Monitor for BlackArmor Backup Archive Explorer
  • tishell.dll - BlackArmor Backup Shell Extensions
  • tishell32.dll
  • tishell64.dll
  • timounter.dll (by Acronis) - Acronis Backup Archive Explorer (timounter Dynamic Link Library)
  • timounter64.dll (by Acronis)
  • fox.dll - FOX GUI Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • tishell64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {C539A15A-3AF9-4c92-B771-50CB78F5C751}.
  • tishell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {C539A15A-3AF9-4c92-B771-50CB78F5C751}.
Scheduled Task
  • BlackArmorBackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'System Backup' (runs weekly on Sundays at 1:00 AM).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • TimounterMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AcronisTimounterMonitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmorBackup\TimounterMonitor.exe.
  • BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmorBackup\BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BlackArmorBackup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmorBackup\BlackArmorBackup.exe'.

How do I remove BlackArmor Backup?

You can uninstall BlackArmor 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 BlackArmor 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 BlackArmor Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.71%
Windows 10 16.16%
Windows Vista 7.07%
Windows XP 6.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.87%
Windows 7 Professional 20.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%
Windows 10 Pro 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.54%
  Germany 9.20%
  Austria 4.60%
  France 3.83%
  Netherlands 3.07%
  United Kingdom 2.30%
  Belgium 1.92%
  Canada 1.92%
  Italy 1.53%
  Brazil 1.15%
  Switzerland 1.15%
  Australia 1.15%
  Greece 1.15%
  Finland 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.63%
Hewlett-Packard 29.20%
Acer 9.73%
ASUS 6.19%
Medion 5.31%
Sony 2.65%
Toshiba 1.77%
Intel 1.77%
Samsung 1.77%
Alienware 0.88%
Lenovo 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.50%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.70%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.80%
HP-Pavilion NP211AA-ABA p... 1.80%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.80%

About Seagate Technology

Seagate is a manufacturer of hard disk drives and has been a leader in the development of the hard disk drives since releasing the first 5.25-inch hard drive.
Publisher URL: www.seagate.com


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