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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,465
United States Rank #13,428
Reach 0.0157%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.91 days
581.25 days >
Average installed length: 305.40 days


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GFI BackUp Freeware

What is GFI BackUp Freeware?  (from GFI Software)

GFI Backup is a completely free, easy-to-use and complete solution, designed for secure backups of all your important documents, pictures, and more. Suitable for beginners and experienced users alike, this tool allows you to back up all your documents, photos, music, emails and programs, via a simple but smart wizard...  Read more


GFI BackUp Freeware is a software program developed by GFI Software. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named GFIBckFUnwise.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 24.96 MB (26,171,298 bytes). The installed file Update.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 55% of users of GFI BackUp Freeware come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gfi.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\GFIBckFUnwise
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\GFIBCK~1\GFIBCK~1.EXE" "C:\Windows\GFIBCK~1\GFIBckFInstall.LOG"
Estimated size: 24.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GFI BackUp Freeware

Program executable:GFIBckFUnwise.EXE
WiseScript Uninstaller
Additional files:
  • bvsc_64.exe
  • CallHome.dll
  • GFIAgent.exe - GFI BackUp Freeware
  • GFIBackUp.exe
  • GFIBackUpStop.exe
  • GFIFInst.exe
  • GFIFSched.exe
  • stub.exe
  • Update.EXE (by Sunisoft) - IncUpdate (Online Updater)
  • autocheck2.dll - Autocheck2 Dynamic Link Library
  • display.dll
  • GFIBckFUnwise.EXE (by Altiris) - WISE (WiseScript Uninstaller)
  • idgen.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • StarBurn.dll (by Rocket Division Software, StarBurn Software) - StarBurn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD Burning, Grabbing and Mastering Toolkit for Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Longhorn
  • trb_ext.dll - Trb_Ext Dynamic Link Library (Trb_Ext DLL)
  • trouble.exe - GFI Troubleshooter
  • wnaspi32.dll (by Rocket Division Software, StarBurn Software) - ASPI for Windows

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • GFIFSched.exe runs as a service named 'GFI BackUp Freeware Scheduler Service' (GFIBckFSched).
  • GFIFInst.exe runs as a service named 'GFI BackUp Freeware Attendant Service' (GFIBckFAtt).
Startup File (User Run)
  • GFIAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GFI BackUp Freewar' and executes as "C:\Program Files2\GFI\GFI BackUp Freeware\GFIAgent.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GFIBackUp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GFI\GFI BackUp Freeware\GFIBackUp.exe'.

How do I remove GFI BackUp Freeware?

You can uninstall GFI BackUp Freeware 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 GFI BackUp Freeware, 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 GFI BackUp Freeware.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 1%
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 61.81%
Windows 10 28.48%
Windows XP 6.47%
Windows Vista 3.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.56%
Windows 7 Professional 22.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.49%
Windows 10 Home 8.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.10%
  United Kingdom 6.89%
  Australia 5.61%
  Canada 3.83%
  Italy 3.57%
  India 2.30%
  Netherlands 2.04%
  Brazil 1.79%
  Israel 1.53%
  New Zealand 1.28%
  Portugal 1.28%
  Belgium 1.02%
  BN 1.02%
  Croatia 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.89%
Dell 27.22%
Lenovo 8.33%
Acer 7.78%
ASUS 6.11%
Toshiba 5.00%
Intel 5.00%
Sony 2.78%
Gateway 1.11%
Medion 1.11%
Common models
Dell XPS M1530 3.20%
ASUS All Series 3.20%
Sony VPCEB27FG 3.20%
Dell XPS 8300 2.40%
Acer Aspire 5745 2.40%
Dell OptiPlex 760 2.40%

About GFI Software

GFI Software is a developer of computer security software whose products include software for filtering spam and viruses from e-mail as well as for monitoring and scanning networks for security purposes.
Publisher URL: www.gfi.com


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