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Genie Backup Manager Home 8.0

What is Genie Backup Manager Home?  (from Genie-Soft)

Genie Backup Manager is a very easy to use yet powerful software that can backup and restore files, documents, emails, settings, programs and more to virtually storage location, including hard disks, FTP locations, across network, CD/DVD discs (using Sonic Solutions technology), removable media, and memory sticks. GBM ...  Read more


Genie Backup Manager Home 8.0 is a program developed by Genie-Soft. The most used version is 8.0.364.534, with over 63% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 GBM8.exe. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 196.2 MB (205,733,173 bytes). GSUpdater.dll 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 8. While about 56% of users of Genie Backup Manager Home come from the United States, it is also popular in Norway and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.genie-soft.com/Home/Genie_Backup_Manager_Home/Overview.aspx
Help link: www.Genie-Soft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Genie-Soft\GBMHome8\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Genie-Soft\GBMHome8\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 196.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Genie Backup Manager Home 8.0

Program executable:GBM8.exe
Genie Backup Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Genie-Soft\GBMHome8\GBM8.exe
Additional files:
  • GS_EngRes.dll - Genie Plugin Creator English Resource
  • HtmlEnPro.dll - HtmlEnPro Dynamic Link Library (HtmlEnPro DLL)
  • GenieAFX.dll - GenieGFX Dynamic Link Library (GenieGFX.DLL)
  • gs_vss_2k3.dll - vss_2k3 Dynamic Link Library
  • GSEnManager.dll - Genie Encryption Manager
  • CGSDB.dll - Genie Database Manager (Genie DB Manager)
  • GSGlobalMFC.dll - Genie Global Functions (Global Functions)
  • GBMFilesDBMgr.dll - Genie Backup Manager (Files DB)
  • GBMImporter.exe - GBM Importer
  • GeniePluginCreator.exe - Genie Plugin Creator
  • GSBackupManager.dll
  • GSCopy.dll - Copy Manager
  • GSMAPI.dll - MAPIDLL Dynamic Link Library
  • GSMemManager.dll - Genie Memory Manager
  • GSOnlineProtocol.dll - Online Protocols
  • GSUpdateManager.exe - Genie Update Manager
  • GSUpdater.dll
  • GBM_6_Swift.exe - Genie SwiftRestore (SwiftRestore)
  • GCrash.exe - Genie Crash Report (GenieCrash.exe)
  • GSJobs7.dll - Genie Jobs Manager
  • GSBckLogs.dll - Genie backup logs (Genie Backup Logs)
  • GSComp.dll - Genie Compression
  • GBMAgent.exe - Genie Agent (Genie Backup Agent)
  • GSZipEngine.dll - GSZipEngine (Zip Compression Library)
  • GSSMTP.dll - Genie SMTP
  • GBM8.exe - GBM
  • GBM8_DR.exe
  • GBM8_SwiftExtractor.exe - SwiftRestore Extractor
  • GBM8_SwiftRestore.exe
  • GSScript.dll - Genie Scripts
  • GSSEMGR.dll - Serial Manager
  • GSUpdateRes_En.dll - Update Resources
  • gbc_proxy.dll - gbc_inte Dynamic Link Library
  • gs_encryption.dll - encrypti Dynamic Link Library (Encryption Dynamic Link Library)
  • GS_SSHelper.dll - GS_SSHel Dynamic Link Library
  • GS_SSVSS.dll - GS_SSVSS Dynamic Link Library
  • GSCloseOutlook.dll - GSCloseO Dynamic Link Library
  • GSLogging.dll - GSLoggin Dynamic Link Library (Genie Global Logging)
  • GSTreeL.dll - GSTreeL Dynamic Link Library (GSTreeList Dynamic Linked Library)
  • GSCurl.dll - GSCurl Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GBM8.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GBM - Video 2AM-Full' (runs weekly on Mondays at 2:00 AM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • GBMAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GBMHome8Agent' and executes as C:\Program Files\Genie-Soft\GBMHome8\GBMAgent.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GBMAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GBMHome8Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\Genie-Soft\GBMHome8\GBMAgent.exe.

How do I remove Genie Backup Manager Home?

Quickly and completely remove Genie Backup Manager Home 8.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Genie Backup Manager Home 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Genie Backup Manager Home 8.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Manager Home.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.05%
Windows 8 29.73%
Windows XP 13.51%
Windows Vista 2.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.51%
Windows 8 13.51%
Windows 7 Professional 8.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  Norway 17.78%
  United Kingdom 8.89%
  Australia 6.67%
  CY 2.22%
  Romania 2.22%
  Netherlands 2.22%
  Germany 2.22%
  Canada 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Dell 21.88%
Hewlett-Packard 21.88%
Samsung 6.25%
Lenovo 3.13%
American Megatrends 3.13%
Sony 3.13%
Intel 3.13%
Gateway 3.13%
Common models
Packard Bell EasyNote TE6... 19.35%
Samsung 700Z3C/700Z5C 6.45%
Dell Inspiron 530 6.45%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 3.23%
Acer Aspire 4830T 3.23%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 3.23%


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