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Should I remove McAfee Online Backup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,514
United States Rank #22,390
Reach 0.0126%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.70 days
79.79 days >
Average installed length: 41.92 days


VersionDistribution 4.42% 0.80% 12.45% 1.20%

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McAfee Online Backup

What is McAfee Online Backup?  (from McAfee)

McAfee Online Backup, powered by Mozy, takes the hassle out of manually backing up all of your valuable digital files—from Microsoft Outlook email and contacts to treasured family photos. Once you've installed the software, the backup process is easy because it's fully automated. Your files are then encrypted and store...  Read more


McAfee Online Backup is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is, with over 15% 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is MOBKbackup.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 6.47 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 851.09 MB (892,437,776 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 29% of users of McAfee Online Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: home.mcafee.com/store/online-backup
Help link: home.mcafee.com/Root/support.aspx?affid=812&culture=en-US
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee Online Backup\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CFF4500E-C5D6-695D-A027-B3D4DDED2CC3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 851.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Online Backup

Program executable:MOBKbackup.exe
Name:McAfee Online Backup
McAfee Online Backup Service bootstrapper
Signed by:Mozy
Path:C:\Program Files\McAfee Online Backup\MOBKbackup.exe
McAfee Online Backup Service bootstrapper. Once installed, the McAfee Online Backup process is fully automated. Your files are encrypted and stored on a secure remote online server. Comes with 2 GB of online backup with the option to...
Additional files:
  • backup.dll - McAfee Online Backup (McAfee Online Backup Service)
  • MOBKbackup.exe - McAfee Online Backup Service bootstrapper
  • MOBKconf.exe - McAfee Online Backup Configuration Utility
  • MOBKshell.dll - McAfee Online Backup Shell Extensions
  • MOBKstat.exe - McAfee Online Backup Status Application
  • oem.dll - McAfee Online Backup Resource Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • MOBKshell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'MOBK' with a class of {3c3f3c1a-9153-7c05-f938-622e7003894d}.
  • MOBKbackup.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Online Backup' (MOBKbackup) "Backs up configured files to the McAfee Online Backup servers. Please do not stop or restart this service - it could corrupt your McAfee Online Backup installation.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009863653%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00055944%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00042693%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:153,672
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:7.73 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:24 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:9.66 MB
Total CPU:0.0011432408%
Kernel CPU:0.00089058%
User CPU:0.00025266%

How do I remove McAfee Online Backup?

You can uninstall McAfee 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 McAfee 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 McAfee Online Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.53%
Windows Vista 8.43%
Windows 10 6.02%
Windows XP 2.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.37%
Windows 7 Professional 9.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.65%
Windows 10 Home 3.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.02%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.33%
  United Kingdom 18.02%
  Germany 8.13%
  Netherlands 6.01%
  Japan 4.95%
  Italy 4.24%
  Belgium 3.89%
  France 3.18%
  Poland 2.47%
  Sweden 2.12%
  Spain 2.12%
  MA 1.77%
  Russia 1.41%
  DK 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 76.67%
Dell 10.48%
Toshiba 7.14%
Acer 3.33%
Hewlett-Packard 2.38%
Common models
Sony SVE1111M1EW 4.37%
Sony SVE1511K1EW 3.28%
Sony SVE1511C5E 2.73%
Sony SVE1511A1EW 2.73%
Sony SVE1511Q1ESI 2.73%
Sony VPCF23Z1E 2.19%

About McAfee

McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel Corporation, is a dedicated security technology company that delivers proactive solutions and services to help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices.
Publisher URL: www.mcafee.com


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