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Major Geeks Online Backup


Major Geeks Online Backup is a software program developed by MajorGeeks.com. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 25.22 MB (26,448,916 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdater.exe 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 those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of Major Geeks Online Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Portugal.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.majorgeeks.com
Help link: www.sosonlinebackup.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Major Geeks Online Backup\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2F4E6A49-83ED-4850-9436-B35A9AB7BB61}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 25.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Major Geeks Online Backup

  • Interop.XceedEncryptionLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'XceedEncryptionLib'.
  • Interop.AXUTILITIESLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'AXUTILITIESLib'.
  • Interop.LocalBackupLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'LocalBackupLib'.
  • Interop.VSBackupVista.dll - Assembly imported from type library VSBackupVista
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library Shell32
  • Interop.VSS.dll - Assembly imported from type library VSS
  • Interop.VSS2003.dll
  • acrypt32.ocx (by littleBIGware) - addCRYPT Encryption & Hash Components (aCRYPT32 library)
  • OverlayCache.exe (by SOS Online Backup) - Shell Overlay Icon Cache Server
  • ACEV2.DLL (by ACE Compression Software) - ACE Compression Library, Pro (ACE Compression Dynamic Link Library, Pro)
  • CtxMenu.dll (by Safe OffSite) - CtxMenu Dynamic Link Library (CtxMenu DLL)
  • ShlOverlays.dll (by SOS Online Backup) - Shell Overlay Icon Handlers
  • ARProgBar.ocx (by Alvaro Redondo) - AR Progress Bar Control
  • LocalBackupAPI.dll - Local File Backup API
  • AxUtilities.dll - AxUtilities Module
  • AsynchWSCall.dll - SOS Online Backup (AsyncWSCall)
  • AutoUpdater.exe - SOS Online Backup AutoUpdater
  • LocalBackupContainer.dll
  • ShellIntegration.dll
  • SLoader.exe (by Safe OffSite) - SLoader Module
  • SOSClientApi.dll - SOS Client API
  • SOSControls.dll
  • BackupEngine.dll - SOS Local Backup (Local Backup Engine)
  • saxfile.dll (by SoftArtisans, (http://www.softartisans.com)) - SAXFile Module (XFile(tm))
  • AxLocalBackup.ocx - Local Backup (Local File Backup ActiveX)
  • sosCompress.dll - sosCompress
  • SMButton.ocx (by SM) - SMButton (SM Button, get all Button Style with this high speed control.)
  • sosbutton.ocx (by SM)
  • AceWrapper.dll - AceWrapper
  • AxInterop.LocalBackupLib.dll
  • ClientAPI.dll
  • mgwz.dll
  • Pipes.dll
  • sosdelta.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CtxMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'OnlineProtectMenu' with a class of {48865F7A-E34C-483f-AA6F-4AA38E2C3FC4}.

How do I remove Major Geeks Online Backup?

You can uninstall Major Geeks Online 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 Major Geeks Online 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 Major Geeks Online Backup.

Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Portugal 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Acer 50.00%


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