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GFI Backup 2011

What is GFI Backup 2011?  (from GFI Software)

GFI Backup is a complete backup utility that helps you create copies of important data and sync content between different locations.


GFI Backup 2011 is a software program developed by GFI Software. 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 setup package generally installs about 5 files. 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 50% of users of GFI Backup 2011 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gfi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gfi\gfi backup administration console
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\GFI\GFI Backup Administration Console\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by GFI Backup 2011

  • AgentStub.exe - GFI Backup 2010
  • uninstall.exe - GFI Backup 2011
  • backupmcs.exe - GFI Backup (GFI Backup Management Console Service)
  • AgentPack.exe
  • modblop.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • backupmcs.exe runs as a service named 'GFI Backup Management Console Service' (gfi_backup_mcs).

How do I remove GFI Backup 2011?

You can uninstall GFI Backup 2011 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 2011, 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 2011.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.75%
Windows 10 21.88%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Windows XP 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.38%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.38%
Windows 10 Home 6.25%
Windows 8 Pro 6.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Canada 7.50%
  United Kingdom 7.50%
  Israel 7.50%
  Netherlands 5.00%
  CY 2.50%
  Germany 2.50%
  Finland 2.50%
  Hungary 2.50%
  Italy 2.50%
  Malta 2.50%
  Peru 2.50%
  Romania 2.50%
  Singapore 2.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.92%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Intel 11.54%
Acer 11.54%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Toshiba 3.85%
Sony 3.85%
Medion 3.85%
Lenovo 3.85%
ASUS 3.85%
Common models
Gateway LX6820 8.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B 4.17%
FUJITSU AMILO Pi 356... 4.17%
Dell Studio 540 4.17%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 4.17%
Dell Latitude E6410 4.17%

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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