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Should I remove Dell DataSafe Online?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,045
United States Rank #510
Reach 0.6559%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.37 days
335.40 days >
Average installed length: 176.23 days


VersionDistribution 5.71% 0.01% 3.96% 1.91% 1.19% 0.17%
2.1.19634 87.05%

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Dell DataSafe Online

What is Dell DataSafe Online?  (from Dell)

Dell DataSafe Online helps protect your music, photos and other important files by placing backup copies on a secure storage site using your internet connection. For your security all data is encrypted and compressed before ever leaving your computer. Dell DataSafe Online offers automatic backup daily, weekly, or month...  Read more


Dell DataSafe Online is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is 2.1.19634, 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 programs's main executable is NOBuClient.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.77 MB of memory. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 6.43 MB (6,738,553 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 79% of users of Dell DataSafe Online come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.delldatasafe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Datasafe Online\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7EC66A95-AC2D-4127-940B-0445A526AB2F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.43 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell DataSafe Online

Program executable:NOBuClient.exe
Name:Dell DataSafe Online
Dell DataSafe Online Service
Signed by:Symantec Corporation
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Datasafe Online\NOBuClient.exe
Additional files:
  • BuEng.dll (by SwapDrive) - Backup.com Online Backup (SwapDrive Backup Engine LoopingBackup)
  • NOBuAgent.exe - Dell DataSafe Online (Dell DataSafe Online Service)
  • NOBuClient.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NOBuClient.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1CED9E05-42BF-4248-BCF4-2C6C5B081B1A}' (runs on registration).
  • NOBuAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Dell DataSafe Online' (NOBU) "Provides online file and data backup.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NOBuClient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell DataSafe Online' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Datasafe Online\NOBuClient.exe.
Network connections
  • NOBuAgent.exe connects to pele.backup.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003543114%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019224%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016207%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:154,897
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:7.08 MB
Total CPU:0.0002168264%
Kernel CPU:0.00013934%
User CPU:0.00007749%
CPU cycles/sec:484,509
I/O reads/min:66.38 KB
I/O writes/min:3.08 KB

How do I remove Dell DataSafe Online?

You can uninstall Dell DataSafe Online 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 DataSafe Online, 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 DataSafe Online.

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? 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 91.04%
Windows 10 8.69%
Windows XP 0.19%
Windows Vista 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.27%
Windows 7 Professional 9.10%
Windows 10 Home 6.47%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.65%
Windows 10 Pro 0.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.08%
  United Kingdom 3.67%
  Australia 1.96%
  Canada 1.61%
  India 1.52%
  France 1.29%
  Germany 1.18%
  Brazil 0.84%
  Netherlands 0.82%
  Japan 0.69%
  Malaysia 0.55%
  Mexico 0.48%
  Belgium 0.35%
  Hong Kong 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.41%
Alienware 0.54%
Hewlett-Packard 0.03%
ASUS 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 9.86%
Dell Inspiron N5050 7.20%
Dell Inspiron 620 6.57%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 5.91%
Dell XPS 8300 5.57%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 4.80%

About Dell

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


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