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6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,823
United States Rank #13,289
Reach 0.0111%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.04 days
294.02 days >
Average installed length: 154.48 days


VersionDistribution 67.12% 14.61% 17.35% 0.91%

Malwarebytes Secure Backup


Malwarebytes Secure Backup is a software program developed by Malwarebytes. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. 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 50 files and is usually about 23.6 MB (24,744,039 bytes). 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 72% of users of Malwarebytes Secure Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.malwarebytes.org/support/consumer
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Strongvault Online Backup\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0046AD41-374C-43B8-8C75-13C149391CCA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.6 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Malwarebytes Secure Backup

  • alphafs.dll - Malwarebytes Secure Backup (AlphaFS)
  • alphavss.common.dll - AlphaVSS.Common
  • AxLocalBackup.ocx
  • AxUtilities.dll
  • BackupEngine.dll
  • ClientApi.dll - ClientApi
  • Common.dll - Common
  • CtxMenu.dll
  • Integration.Ace.dll - Integration.Ace
  • Integration.KrollLicenseSrv.dll - Integration.KrollLicenseSrv
  • Integration.Scheduler.dll - Integration.Scheduler
  • Integration.ZipLib.dll
  • LStorage.exe - Local Backup and Recovery
  • mbam.dll
  • mbamnet.dll
  • mbsbscan.exe
  • SAgent.Contracts.dll - SAgent.Contracts
  • SAgent.dll - Online Backup Agent
  • sagent.service.exe - SAgent.Service
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library Shell32
  • Interop.VSS.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'VSS'.
  • Interop.VSS2003.dll - Assembly imported from type library VSS
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • SMessaging.exe - Online Backup Messaging
  • SOS.Build.dll - Generic Build
  • SOS.Contracts.BackupServer.dll - Contracts.BackupServer
  • SOS.Contracts.CentralManagement.dll - Contracts.CentralManagement
  • ACEV2.DLL (by ACE Compression Software) - ACE Compression Library, Pro (ACE Compression Dynamic Link Library, Pro)
  • alphavss.51.x86.dll (by Alphaleonis) - AlphaVSS (Alphaleonis Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service .NET Library)
  • alphavss.52.x64.dll (by Alphaleonis)
  • alphavss.52.x86.dll
  • alphavss.60.x64.dll
  • alphavss.60.x86.dll
  • AxInterop.LocalBackupLib.dll
  • Interop.LocalBackupLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'LocalBackupLib'.
  • Interop.VSBackupVista.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'VSBackupVista'.
  • SOS.Contracts.Infiniscale.dll - Contracts.Infiniscale
  • SOS.Contracts.Shared.dll - Contracts.Shared
  • SOSLibrary.dll - Online Backup Library
  • SOSLiveProtect.exe - Online Backup LiveProtect

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CtxMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'OnlineProtectMenu' with a class of {5717060c-0509-11e0-b88e-001d60af2322}.
  • SAgent.Service.exe runs as a service named 'Offsite Online Backup Service' (sagentservice) "This service is or backing up data that involves sending a copy of the data over the network to an off-site server.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SMessaging.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SMessaging' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Secure Backup\SMessaging.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:34.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003924183%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024477%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014765%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:268,112
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:336 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:85 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Malwarebytes Secure Backup?

You can uninstall Malwarebytes Secure 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 Malwarebytes Secure 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 Malwarebytes Secure Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.99%
Windows 10 33.79%
Windows Vista 5.48%
Windows XP 2.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.87%
Windows 8.1 18.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.04%
Windows 7 Professional 9.72%
Windows 10 Home 5.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.46%
  United Kingdom 6.56%
  Australia 2.95%
  Germany 2.62%
  Canada 2.62%
  Belgium 1.31%
  France 1.31%
  MA 0.98%
  DZ 0.98%
  Italy 0.98%
  Brazil 0.66%
  India 0.66%
  New Zealand 0.66%
  Romania 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.90%
Dell 24.36%
Acer 8.97%
Toshiba 7.69%
ASUS 5.13%
Lenovo 4.49%
Medion 3.21%
Samsung 2.56%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 3.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 NoteBook ... 3.33%
Gigabyte H61M-D2-B3 1.67%
BIOSTAR Group H77MU3 1.67%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 1.67%
HP-Pavilion NY645AA-ABA M... 1.67%

About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a PC security program that finds and removes malware created by Malwarebytes.
Publisher URL: www.malwarebytes.org


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