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FBackup 4

What is FBackup 4?  (from Softland)

FBackup is a free backup software for both personal and commercial use. It protects your important data by backing it up automatically to any USB/Firewire device, local or network location. The backed up data can be either compressed (using standard zip compression) or an exact copy of the original files.


FBackup 4 is a program developed by Softland. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is fbackup.exe. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 23.84 MB (24,994,420 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 48% of users of FBackup 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fbackup.com
Help link: www.fbackup.com/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Softland\FBackup 4\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Softland\FBackup 4\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 23.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FBackup 4

Program executable:fbackup.exe
FBackup application
Path:C:\Program Files\softland\fbackup 4\fbackup.exe
Additional files:
  • vshadowXP.dll - Softland vshadow (vshadow)
  • fbaSchedStarter.exe - fbaSchedStarter (fbaSchedStarter application)
  • AES.DLL - Softland AES
  • fbsetup.exe - FBackup 4 (FBackup 4 Setup)
  • fbaSched.exe - fbaSched (FBackup standalone scheduler)
  • fbacmd.exe - fbaCmd (FBackup Command Line application)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • VscSrv.exe
  • VscSrv2003.exe
  • VscSrv2003X64.exe
  • VscSrv2008.exe
  • VscSrv2008X64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • fbaSchedStarter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'fba_AdminEd BU1 '15-02-14' (runs daily at 9:00 AM).
  • FBackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Wake the computer and open FBackup4' (runs daily at 05:55).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • fbaSched.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FBackup Scheduler_antonio.
  • FBackup.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FBackup 4_steward.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • fbaSched.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FBackup Scheduler' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Softland\FBackup 4\fbaSched.exe".
  • FBackup.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FBackup 4' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Softland\FBackup 4\FBackup.exe" /s.

How do I remove FBackup 4?

You can uninstall FBackup 4 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 FBackup 4, 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 FBackup 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.66%
Windows XP 12.65%
Windows 10 11.66%
Windows Vista 7.81%
Windows Server 2003 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.25%
Windows 7 Professional 15.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.43%
Windows 10 Home 2.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.71%
  United Kingdom 6.56%
  Australia 4.13%
  Canada 4.04%
  France 3.95%
  Italy 3.86%
  Germany 3.23%
  Netherlands 3.05%
  Belgium 2.79%
  Israel 2.07%
  Spain 1.44%
  Sweden 1.26%
  Taiwan 1.08%
  South Africa 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.40%
Dell 24.80%
Acer 15.08%
ASUS 7.14%
Intel 3.97%
American Megatrends 2.98%
Toshiba 2.98%
Samsung 2.78%
Lenovo 2.58%
Sahara 1.39%
Medion 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.58%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.50%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.08%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.08%


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