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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,286
United States Rank #16,346
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 84.45 days
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Average installed length: 454.02 days


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Genie Backup Assistant

What is Genie Backup Assistant?  (from LaCie)

With Genie Backup Manager Pro, you’re protected against data loss due to computer viruses, equipment failure, or security breaches. Back up your files and folders to a secure location and recover your data in an instant or perform a complete backup of your system to recover from failure. Genie Backup Manager Pro is th...  Read more


Genie Backup Assistant is a program developed by LaCie. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 software installer includes 55 files and is usually about 33.37 MB (34,991,204 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 27% of users of Genie Backup Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10319
Help link: www.LaCie.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LaCie\Genie Backup Assistant\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\LaCie\Genie Backup Assistant\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 33.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Genie Backup Assistant

  • GBM8.exe - GBM (Genie Backup Assistant)
  • GS_EngRes.dll (by Genie-Soft) - Englische Ressourcendatei der Genie-Plug-In-Erstellung

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GBM8.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GBM - Sauvegarde Docs GoFlex 1Tera 22-10-2016-Plein' (runs weekly on Saturdays at 20:00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GBM8.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GBM - Back-uptaak met eenvoudige indeling-Volledig.

How do I remove Genie Backup Assistant?

You can uninstall Genie Backup Assistant 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 Genie Backup Assistant, 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 Genie Backup Assistant.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.25%
Windows 10 20.78%
Windows Vista 11.07%
Windows XP 9.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.19%
Windows 7 Professional 12.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.06%
Windows 10 Home 8.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.01%
  France 11.45%
  Belgium 9.66%
  Netherlands 8.05%
  Italy 6.62%
  Canada 5.55%
  United Kingdom 5.55%
  Germany 4.11%
  Spain 3.22%
  Finland 3.22%
  Sweden 3.04%
  Switzerland 2.68%
  DK 1.61%
  Norway 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.60%
Dell 22.74%
Acer 18.77%
Toshiba 10.47%
ASUS 7.94%
Lenovo 2.17%
American Megatrends 1.44%
Medion 1.44%
Intel 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.82%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.41%
HP-Pavilion VN433AA-ABF p... 2.41%
LENOVO 3443CTO 2.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite P300 2.41%


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