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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,766
United States Rank #4,748
Reach 0.0450%


VersionDistribution 62.83% 15.42% 21.75%

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HP Easy Backup

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What is HP Easy Backup?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP Easy Backup creates a full backup the first time you run the program, storing all the files you specified. Subsequent backups store files that changed or are new since the last backup. Store the files to an external hard disk drive, a second internal hard disk drive, a networked drive or a CD/DVD discs. HP recommend...  Read more


HP Easy Backup is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 HPEasyBackup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 13.69 MB (14,354,622 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 85% of users of HP Easy Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Belgium.

This program is pre-installed on HP PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
HP like most PC manufacturers engage in the pre-installation of various types of bloat and trialware. Recently, HP released a new service when purchasing a PC (typically for business customers) called HP Premier Image.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the HP PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Backup\
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Backup\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 13.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Easy Backup

Program executable:HPEasyBackup.exe
HP Eazy Backup Button Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Easy Backup\HPEasyBackup.exe
Additional files:
  • HPEasyBackup.exe - HPEasyBackup (HP Eazy Backup Button Application)
  • HPBtnSrv.exe
  • AdvancedJob.exe (by Microsoft) - HPEasyBackupLauncher
  • ConfigJob.exe (by Microsoft)
  • DisableJob.exe
  • KickoffJob.exe
  • mfc71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • mfc71u.dll
  • MSVCP71.DLL - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • MSVCR71.DLL - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • RestoreJob.exe
  • StartBackup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • HPBtnSrv.exe runs as a service named 'HPBtnSrv' (HPBtnSrv) "This service provides support for HP Easy Backup Button.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.54 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000077787%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000652%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000125%
0.015104% average

How do I remove HP Easy Backup?

Quickly and completely remove HP Easy Backup from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP Easy Backup 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 HP Easy Backup, 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 HP Easy Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.33%
Windows Vista 26.58%
Windows 10 8.52%
Windows XP 0.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 26.18%
Windows 10 Home 5.31%
Windows 7 Professional 4.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.27%
Windows 10 Pro 0.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.06%
  Canada 6.29%
  Belgium 1.26%
  France 1.18%
  Finland 0.89%
  Sweden 0.81%
  Japan 0.74%
  Switzerland 0.44%
  Australia 0.44%
  Netherlands 0.44%
  Italy 0.44%
  United Kingdom 0.44%
  Norway 0.30%
  Germany 0.30%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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