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Should I remove Iomega QuikProtect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,968
United States Rank #22,002
Reach 0.0083%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 305.99 days
1037.00 days >
Average installed length: 544.86 days


VersionDistribution 99.39%
1.3.3 0.61%

Typically installed together

Iomega QuikProtect

What is Iomega QuikProtect?  (from EMC)

Simple to use, protect your data on a schedule or after every time a file changes. A wizard guides you through easy first time set-up. QuikProtect backs up your data to external hard drives or networked drives. Access the backups on your external drive wherever you take it - no special software is needed.


Iomega QuikProtect is a program developed by EMC. The most used version is, with over 98% 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is QuikProtect.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 28.29 MB (29,659,112 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 44% of users of Iomega QuikProtect come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: web2.iomega.com/iomega-quickprotect
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Iomega\Quikprotect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Iomega\Quikprotect\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 28.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Iomega QuikProtect

Program executable:QuikProtect.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Iomega\Quikprotect\QuikProtect.exe
Additional files:
  • QpMonitor.exe - Quik Protect (x32) (Quik Protect CopyEngine Service)
  • startQuikProtect.exe (by Iomega - An EMC Company) - startQuikProtect
  • QpFltInstall.exe (by Iomega) - Quik Protect (Install helper)
  • QuikProtect.exe (by Iomega) - QuikProtect

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • QuikProtect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{99460D73-95FB-40DE-87E8-FDAD05D13C48}' (runs on registration).
  • QpMonitor.exe runs as a service named 'QPCopyEngine' (QPCopyEngine).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • startQuikProtect.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'QuiKProtect' which loads as C:\Program Files\Iomega\Quikprotect\StartQuikProtect.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • QuikProtect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Iomega\Quikprotect\QuikProtect.exe'.

How do I remove Iomega QuikProtect?

You can uninstall Iomega QuikProtect 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 Iomega QuikProtect, 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 Iomega QuikProtect.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.90%
Windows 10 20.12%
Windows XP 6.71%
Windows Vista 4.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.98%
Windows 7 Professional 16.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.71%
Windows 8 Pro 4.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.10%
  United Kingdom 8.72%
  Belgium 7.69%
  Germany 5.64%
  France 5.13%
  Netherlands 5.13%
  Canada 3.59%
  Italy 3.59%
  Brazil 3.08%
  Australia 2.56%
  Finland 1.54%
  Israel 1.54%
  Sweden 1.03%
  India 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.53%
Hewlett-Packard 23.58%
Acer 11.32%
ASUS 9.43%
Samsung 8.49%
Lenovo 4.72%
Medion 3.77%
Intel 2.83%
Apple 1.89%
MSI 1.89%
Sony 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.80%
Dell XPS 8300 3.88%
ASUS All Series 1.94%
ECS A790GXM-AD3 1.94%
Dell XPS M1530 0.97%
Dell XPS 8500 0.97%


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