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Should I remove EMC Avamar for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,322
United States Rank #24,126
Reach 0.0044%


VersionDistribution 1.16% 2.33% 3.49% 1.16% 5.81% 5.81% 10.47% 1.16% 12.79% 6.98% 3.49% 3.49% 22.09% 8.14% 1.16% 5.81% 1.16% 2.33% 1.16%

EMC Avamar for Windows

What is EMC Avamar for Windows?  (from EMC)

EMC Avamar: Fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and...  Read more


EMC Avamar for Windows is a software program developed by EMC. 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 38 files and is usually about 54.39 MB (57,029,515 bytes). The installed file avupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 63% of users of EMC Avamar for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.us.emc.com/backup-and-recovery/avamar/avamar.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avs\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4D5457CB-D112-4CCA-AEE3-7D3E82114E40}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 54.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EMC Avamar for Windows

  • avagent.exe - Avamar Windows Client (Avamar Backup Client)
  • avscc.exe
  • avtar.exe
  • 0x2c0a.dll
  • 0x407.dll
  • 0x409.dll
  • 0x40c.dll (by EMC Computer Systems France)
  • 0x410.dll (by EMC Computer Systems Italia S.p.A)
  • 0x411.dll
  • 0x412.dll
  • 0x416.dll
  • 0x419.dll
  • 0x804.dll
  • avupdate.exe
  • libDataDomainoncrpc.dll
  • libDataDomainpthread.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads for Windows32 Library
  • libDDBoost.dll - DataDomain DDBoost Dynamic Link Library
  • avvss.exe - Avamar VSS Plugin
  • adelib32.dll
  • 0x405.dll - Klient Avamar Windows (Backup klient Avamar)
  • 0x404.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • avagent.exe runs as a service named 'Backup Agent' (avbackup) "The EMC Avamar Agent backs up data to a central server".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • avagent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\avs\bin\avagent.exC:*:enableC:AVAMAR Backup client'.

How do I remove EMC Avamar for Windows?

You can uninstall EMC Avamar for Windows 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 EMC Avamar for Windows, 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 EMC Avamar for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.91%
Windows 10 17.44%
Windows Server 2003 2.33%
Windows Vista 1.16%
Windows XP 1.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 36.47%
Windows 7 Enterprise 36.47%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 5.88%
Windows 8 Pro 3.53%
Windows 10 Enterprise 3.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.61%
  India 6.96%
  Belgium 4.35%
  France 4.35%
  Saudi Arabia 3.48%
  South Africa 2.61%
  Italy 1.74%
  Qatar 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.74%
  Turkey 1.74%
  Mexico 0.87%
  Pakistan 0.87%
  Brazil 0.87%
  Finland 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 45.12%
Hewlett-Packard 28.05%
Lenovo 20.73%
Intel 2.44%
Samsung 1.22%
ASUS 1.22%
Toshiba 1.22%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 6.02%
Dell Latitude E7440 3.61%
Dell Precision M6600 3.61%
HP EliteBook 8560w 3.61%
HP EliteBook 8470p 2.41%
HP EliteBook 8460p 2.41%


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