84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Carbonite Online Backup Setup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #7,348
United States Rank #3,771
Reach 0.0573%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.63 days
667.60 days >
Average installed length: 350.77 days


3.8.0 46.37%
3.7.3 31.50%
3.7.0 20.80%

Carbonite Online Backup Setup

What is Carbonite Online Backup Setup?

Carbonite is an online backup service that backs up documents, e-mails, music, photos, and settings. Carbonite offers two separate lines of products: Carbonite Home and Home Office for individuals, families and 1–2 person businesses; and Carbonite Small Business for businesses with 3 or more computers. Carbonite Online Backup installs a client software program on the user’s computer that operates continuously in the background. This client software automatically seeks out new and changed files on the user’s computer and backs them up using incremental backup.


The most used version is 3.8.0, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 5 files and is usually about 310.64 KB (318,096 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Carbonite\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Carbonite\CarbonitePreinstaller.exe" /preinstalled /showonfirst /reshowat=900 /uninstall
Estimated size: 310.64 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Carbonite Online Backup Setup

  • CarbonitePreinstaller.exe - Carbonite Setup Lite
  • CarboniteService.exe - Carbonite Secure Backup Engine
  • CarboniteNSE.dll - Carbonite Explorer Extensions
  • CarboniteUI.exe - Carbonite InfoCenter (Carbonite User Interface)
  • CarboniteSetup.exe - Carbonite Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CarboniteNSE.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Carbonite' with a class of {FE8BD682-9A64-4740-A92B-EE7E5F7FA0A5}.
Scheduled Task
  • CarboniteUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{65020142-4073-4427-969E-8C9ADF2870C5}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • CarbonitePreinstaller.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
  • CarboniteUI.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Carbonite Backup.
  • CarboniteService.exe runs as a service named 'CarboniteService' (CarboniteService) "Carbonite Backup Service".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CarboniteUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Carbonite Backup' which loads as C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteUI.exe.
  • CarbonitePreinstaller.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CarboniteSetupLite' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Carbonite\CarbonitePreinstaller.exe" /preinstalled.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • CarboniteUI.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteUI.exe'.
  • CarboniteService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteService.exe'.
Network connections
  • CarboniteService.exe connects to (port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.08 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007855236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00044479%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00034073%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:11.48 MB
Total CPU:0.0001971311%
Kernel CPU:0.00018249%
User CPU:0.00001465%
CPU cycles/sec:80,636,349
I/O reads/min:8.12 MB
I/O writes/min:250.09 KB
Memory:22.13 MB
Total CPU:0.0007924178%
Kernel CPU:0.00033042%
User CPU:0.00046200%
CPU cycles/sec:9,392,115
I/O reads/min:2.74 KB
I/O writes/min:383 Bytes

How do I remove Carbonite Online Backup Setup?

You can uninstall Carbonite Online Backup Setup 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 Carbonite Online Backup Setup, 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 Carbonite Online Backup Setup.

Win Vista (SP2) 45%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 49.20%
Windows 7 34.96%
Windows XP 9.82%
Windows 10 5.93%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 42.02%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.63%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.80%
Windows 7 Professional 4.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.53%
  Canada 4.06%
  United Kingdom 1.15%
  Israel 0.93%
  France 0.66%
  Australia 0.60%
  India 0.60%
  Italy 0.44%
  PR 0.27%
  Germany 0.27%
  Iran 0.22%
  Malaysia 0.22%
  South Africa 0.16%
  Mexico 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.30%
Dell 27.04%
Acer 24.68%
Toshiba 4.13%
Lenovo 2.72%
Intel 1.77%
Gateway 1.30%
American Megatrends 1.30%
ASUS 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.72%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.53%
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.53%
Acer Aspire 5810T 3.77%
Acer Aspire X1300 3.58%

About Carbonite

Carbonite is an online backup service that backs up documents, music, photos and email.
Publisher URL: www.carbonite.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.