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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,728
United States Rank #14,744
Reach 0.0137%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.45 days
632.88 days >
Average installed length: 332.53 days


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GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition

What is GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition?  (from GFI Software)

AES encryption, incremental or differential backups, notifications, or file synchronization—and it can backup your data to local folders, FTP, network, or even removable flash drives, making it worth a look for anybody seeking a free but powerful backup solution.


GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition is a program developed by GFI Software. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is GFIBackup.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 23.13 MB (24,257,044 bytes). Update.EXE is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 54% of users of GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gfi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GFI\GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files1\GFI\GFIBAC~1\UNWISE.EXE" "C:\Program Files1\GFI\GFIBAC~1\INSTALL.LOG"
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 23.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition

Program executable:GFIBackup.exe
Name:GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition
Path:C:\Program Files\GFI\GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition\GFIBackup.exe
Additional files:
  • GFIAgent.exe - GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition
  • GFIBackup.exe
  • GFIBackupStop.exe
  • GFIHInst.exe
  • GFIHSched.exe
  • stub.exe
  • trouble.exe - GFI Troubleshooter
  • autocheck2.dll - Autocheck2 Dynamic Link Library
  • Update.EXE (by Sunisoft) - IncUpdate (Online Updater)
  • bvsc_32.exe
  • bvsc_64.exe
  • bvsc_srv.exe
  • CallHome.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GFIBackup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6CF643D1-D2B4-4075-8240-AD1F5F6EC7E5}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • GFIHInst.exe runs as a service named 'GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition Attendant Service' (GFIBckHAtt).
  • GFIHSched.exe runs as a service named 'GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition Scheduler Service' (GFIBckHSched).
Startup File (User Run)
  • GFIAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition' and executes as "C:\Program Files1\System\GFIBAC~1\GFIAgent.exe".

How do I remove GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition?

You can uninstall GFI Backup 2009 - Home Edition 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 2009 - Home Edition, 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 2009 - Home Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.11%
Windows XP 16.30%
Windows Vista 11.48%
Windows 10 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.99%
Windows 7 Professional 14.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.17%
  United Kingdom 11.01%
  Netherlands 5.65%
  Canada 4.46%
  Italy 3.57%
  Australia 3.27%
  Sweden 2.38%
  Belgium 1.79%
  France 1.49%
  Israel 1.49%
  South Africa 1.19%
  Taiwan 0.89%
  New Zealand 0.89%
  Germany 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.00%
Dell 24.00%
ASUS 11.33%
Acer 10.67%
Intel 9.33%
American Megatrends 5.33%
Toshiba 4.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.84%
HP-Pavilion AW023AV-ABA 6... 4.03%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.23%
ASUSTeK F3Tc 2.42%
Acer Aspire X3990 1.61%
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H 1.61%

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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