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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,187
United States Rank #3,750
Reach 0.0737%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.40 days
247.86 days >
Average installed length: 130.23 days


VersionDistribution 2.96% 3.10% 3.65% 1.51% 5.71% 1.03% 0.14% 8.95% 2.82% 1.17% 0.69% 0.48% 0.89% 6.19% 0.76%
4.4.1 1.79%
4.3.0 5.30%
4.2.0 2.55%
3.7.0 9.98%
3.6.4 10.60%
3.6.3 29.73%

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CrashPlan is a program developed by Code 42 Software. The most used version is 3.6.3, 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. The main program executable is javaws.exe. The software installer includes 55 files and is usually about 712.45 KB (729,546 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 77% of users of CrashPlan come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.code42.com/crashplan
Help link: www.code42.com/r/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CrashPlan\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{056FE336-5B2D-44A8-B013-EBF0343B0DC5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 712.45 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CrashPlan

Program executable:javaws.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_121\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • CrashPlanTray.exe - CrashPlan Tray (Windows system tray interface to CrashPlan)
  • CrashPlanDesktop.exe - CrashPlan (CrashPlan desktop application.)
  • CrashPlanService.exe - CrashPlan backup engine which backs up your files!
  • CrashPlan-x64_3.7.0_Win.exe
  • Code42Filter.sys (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Code42Filter Filter Driver)
  • jniwrap.dll (by TeamDev Ltd) - JNIWrapper (32-bit JNIWrapper Native Library)
  • jniwrap64.dll (by TeamDev Ltd) - 64-bit JNIWrapper Native Library
  • libyara.dll (by Code42) - Yara Library
  • libyara64.dll (by Code42)
  • c42archive.dll
  • c42archive64.dll
  • Code42FilterLib.dll
  • cpnative.dll
  • cpnative64.dll
  • libleveldb.dll
  • libleveldb64.dll
  • md5.dll
  • md564.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CrashPlanDesktop.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run crashplan backup' (runs daily at 01:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CrashPlanTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
  • CrashPlanService.exe runs as a service named 'CrashPlan Backup Service' (CrashPlanService) "This service backs up your files!".
Startup File (User Run)
  • CrashPlanTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CrashPlanTray' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Programs\CrashPlan\CrashPlanTray.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CrashPlanTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CrashPlanTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\CrashPlan\CrashPlanTray.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CrashPlanService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CrashPlan\CrashPlanService.exe'.
Network connections
  • CrashPlanService.exe connects to central.crashplan.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.89 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004489347%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026716%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018177%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,297,587
8,062,084 average
70 average
Memory:164.88 MB
Total CPU:0.0003749814%
Kernel CPU:0.00024036%
User CPU:0.00013463%
CPU cycles/sec:36,698,131
I/O reads/min:812.34 KB
I/O writes/min:179.97 KB

How do I remove CrashPlan?

You can uninstall CrashPlan 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 CrashPlan, 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 CrashPlan.

Win 10 63%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 63.12%
Windows 7 35.10%
Windows Vista 1.37%
Windows XP 0.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 22.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.46%
Windows 8.1 14.52%
Windows 7 Professional 12.38%
Windows 10 Pro 11.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.76%
  United Kingdom 3.93%
  Canada 3.83%
  Australia 2.04%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  Germany 1.14%
  Sweden 0.95%
  France 0.76%
  Italy 0.76%
  DK 0.66%
  Norway 0.57%
  Israel 0.57%
  Finland 0.43%
  Switzerland 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.07%
Hewlett-Packard 29.48%
Acer 9.08%
Lenovo 8.96%
ASUS 8.61%
Toshiba 4.83%
Samsung 1.65%
Intel 1.18%
Alienware 0.94%
Apple 0.83%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.82%
Dell Inspiron 3847 3.34%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.86%
Dell XPS 8700 2.63%
LENOVO 20266 2.63%


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