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GFI Backup 2011 Agent


GFI Backup 2011 Agent is a software program developed by GFI Software. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named GFIBSched.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 52.88 MB (55,453,862 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 52% of users of GFI Backup 2011 Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gfi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GFI\GFI Backup\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{ED5FB59F-60FE-49BB-9953-AD00500D0B75}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 52.88 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GFI Backup 2011 Agent

Program executable:GFIBSched.exe
Name:GFI Backup 2011
Path:C:\Program Files\GFI\GFI Backup\GFIBSched.exe
Additional files:
  • trouble.exe - GFI Troubleshooter
  • GFIAgent.exe - GFI Backup 2011
  • GFIBackup.exe
  • GFIBackupStop.exe
  • GFIBInst.exe
  • GFIBSched.exe
  • stub.exe
  • 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

2 Services
  • GFIBSched.exe runs as a service named 'GFI Backup Scheduler Service' (GFIBckBSched).
  • GFIBInst.exe runs as a service named 'GFI Backup Attendant Service' (GFIBckBAtt).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GFIAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GFI Backup' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\GFI\GFIBAC~2\GFIAgent.exe".

How do I remove GFI Backup 2011 Agent?

You can uninstall GFI Backup 2011 Agent 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 Agent, 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 Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.89%
Windows 10 25.00%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows XP 2.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.29%
Windows 7 Professional 22.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.57%
Windows 10 Home 5.71%
Windows 8 Pro 5.71%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.38%
  United Kingdom 7.14%
  Israel 7.14%
  Canada 4.76%
  Netherlands 4.76%
  CY 2.38%
  Germany 2.38%
  Finland 2.38%
  Hong Kong 2.38%
  Hungary 2.38%
  Italy 2.38%
  Malta 2.38%
  Peru 2.38%
  Romania 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 23.33%
Intel 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
American Megatrends 6.67%
Toshiba 3.33%
Sony 3.33%
Medion 3.33%
Lenovo 3.33%
ASUS 3.33%
Common models
Gateway LX6820 7.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B 3.70%
FUJITSU AMILO Pi 356... 3.70%
Dell Studio 540 3.70%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 3.70%
Dell Latitude E6410 3.70%

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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