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Should I remove Hitachi Backup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #45,290
United States Rank #37,120
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Hitachi Backup


Hitachi Backup is a software program developed by Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 3.5 MB (3,666,944 bytes). The installed file hitachiupdater.dll 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 63% of users of Hitachi Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hitachi\hitachi backup\resources\assets\images
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{67BF56F7-CA07-4FE5-94AD-E37A6FB7CD8A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.5 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hitachi Backup

  • facadewrapper.dll - FacadeWrapper Dynamic Link Library
  • hitachi backup.exe - HitachiBackup
  • hitachibackuplib.dll - HitachiBackupLib
  • hitachibackupservice.exe - HitachiBackupService
  • hitachionlineservice.exe
  • hitachiupdater.dll (by Microsoft) - HitachiUpdater
  • onlinebackupfacade.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hitachi backup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CCD0BBC3-925A-4ABB-AB4E-39898FA8DE03}' (runs on registration).
  • hitachibackupservice.exe runs as a service named 'Hitachi Backup Service' (HitachiBackupService).

How do I remove Hitachi Backup?

You can uninstall Hitachi 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hitachi Backup, 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 Hitachi Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.78%
Windows 10 16.67%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 13.89%
Windows 10 Pro 5.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 5.56%
Windows 8 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.04%
  Canada 13.04%
  United Kingdom 6.52%
  Japan 4.35%
  Brazil 2.17%
  Colombia 2.17%
  India 2.17%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Romania 2.17%
  Taiwan 2.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.03%
Dell 13.79%
Acer 10.34%
Lenovo 10.34%
ASUS 6.90%
Gateway 3.45%
American Megatrends 3.45%
Toshiba 3.45%
Samsung 3.45%
Medion 3.45%
Intel 3.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.41%
Dell Inspiron N5010 7.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 3.70%
ASUSTeK UX21E 3.70%
ASUSTeK CM1630 3.70%
ASUS All Series 3.70%

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harddrivenerdover a year ago
My questions: How do I re-install hitachionlineservice.exe? I have lost the cd that came with the box when I purchased it. What role does Coolaris play in the performance if that was deleted as well?