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Should I remove Dell Backup and Recovery?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #404
United States Rank #219
Reach 1.5620%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.51 days
546.08 days >
Average installed length: 286.93 days


VersionDistribution 4.55% 0.03% 0.89% 1.13% 0.43% 7.10% 3.59% 0.27% 8.29% 7.92% 0.00% 12.68% 0.09% 6.53% 0.19% 8.08% 2.32% 3.82% 1.29% 0.10% 13.40% 5.09% 4.07% 0.01% 0.31% 0.00% 6.09% 1.71%

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Dell Backup and Recovery

What is Dell Backup and Recovery?  (from Dell)

A manual Operating System Re-Install (OSRI) takes a lot of time to complete the procedure, from Windows reinstallation, Drivers and restoring pre-installed software. For Dell Systems, One of the best options we have is to launch a restore utility called the Dell Factory Image from the restore section of DBRM. Just like...  Read more


Dell Backup and Recovery is a software program developed by Dell. It is typically pre-installed with most new Dell computers. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named dbr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 71 files and is usually about 325.06 MB (340,847,767 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 76% of users of Dell Backup and Recovery come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell Backup and Recovery
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0ED7EE95-6A97-47AA-AD73-152C08A15B04}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 325.06 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Backup and Recovery

Program executable:dbr.exe
Name:Dell Backup And Recovery
Path:C:\Program Files\dell backup and recovery\dbr.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.COMSFTArchiverLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'COMSFTArchiverLib'.
  • Interop.SftVssLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SftVssLib'.
  • DBRUpd.exe (by SoftThinks - Dell) - Dell Backup And Recovery Update Launcher
  • DBRUpdEula.exe (by SoftThinks - Dell) - Dell Backup And Recovery Update Eula Checker
  • SetMUILanguage.exe (by SoftThinks) - SoftThinks MUI language setting module
  • SftVss64.exe (by SoftThinks) - Volume Shadow Copy COM interface
  • HLink.exe (by SoftThinks SAS) - HLink.exe - Hardlinks manager (Base image hardlinks manager)
  • DbrFactorySetup.exe - Dell Backup And Recovery
  • DbrResources.dll - Dell Backup And Recovery Resources
  • DsProtectionIndex.dll - Protection Index Framework
  • eu_me_Class_Lib.dll - File and folder browser library
  • eu_me_UserControlWPF.dll - File and folder browser control
  • SftService.exe (by SoftThinks SAS) - SoftThinks Agent Service
  • splash.exe
  • STCDPIndexManagement.dll - CDP Indexer Management Framework
  • STCommonData.dll - Common Data Management Framework
  • STDataManagementLogic.dll - Data Management Logic Framework
  • STLBIndexManagement.dll - Local Backup Index Management Framework
  • STUIComponents.dll - Components Framework
  • STUICore.dll - Core Framework
  • STUISViewModels.dll - STUISViewModels
  • SDSSmartRepairTools.dll - Smart Repair Tools
  • STBRCCServices.dll - STBRCC Services
  • STODDIM2.dll - STODDIM2 (Built 2014/03/06 17:52:01 from r56983)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)
  • SftBRCC.dll - SftBRCC
  • OLCoreWrapper.dll
  • QTtool Lite.exe - SoftThinks QTtool Lite

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Dbr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FBD28328-5C8C-4477-8FED-4E01B6686C0B}' (runs on registration).
  • SftService.exe runs as a service named 'SoftThinks Agent Service' (SftService) "SoftThinks Agent Service".
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • DbrFactorySetup.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DsFactoryLauncher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell Backup and Recovery\DBRFactorySetup.exe" /createRP.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010290272%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00078051%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00024852%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:153,276
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:98 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.15 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Dell Backup and Recovery?

You can uninstall Dell Backup and Recovery 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 Dell Backup and Recovery, 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 Dell Backup and Recovery.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 88.90%
Windows 7 11.05%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 40.72%
Windows 10 Home 16.19%
Windows 8 9.85%
Windows 7 Professional 7.86%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.12%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.50%
  Brazil 3.32%
  Canada 2.90%
  United Kingdom 2.67%
  India 1.79%
  France 1.22%
  Germany 1.15%
  Italy 0.98%
  Australia 0.93%
  Netherlands 0.69%
  Mexico 0.66%
  Saudi Arabia 0.47%
  South Africa 0.38%
  Israel 0.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.86%
Intel 0.09%
Hewlett-Packard 0.03%
ASUS 0.01%
Acer 0.01%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 10.68%
Dell Inspiron 3847 6.92%
Dell XPS 8700 5.47%
Dell Inspiron 3542 3.95%
Dell Inspiron 660 3.79%
Dell Inspiron 660s 3.12%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com

comments2 comments

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Linda Charlesover a year ago
I agree with Suzanne, I also am very annoyed when costs are not stated up front.
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Suzanne Danielsover a year ago
The thing that most bothers me about these programs is that they do not tell you how much it costs after the 30 day trial. I do not like this method of doing business. Be upfront, please.