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7% remove it93% keep it
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Microsoft System Center DPM Protection Agent


Microsoft System Center DPM Protection Agent is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 3.0.7707.0, 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 66 files and is usually about 11.48 MB (12,040,704 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Server 2003. While about 57% of users of Microsoft System Center DPM Protection Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft data protection manager\dpm\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5EB850FE-84F7-4856-A203-0F80BC93C66A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft System Center DPM Protection Agent

  • authutils.dll - Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
  • blobstorageclientwrapper.dll - Blob Storage Wrapper Dll
  • blobstoragedatamover.dll - Blob Storage Mover Dll
  • clientserviceproxy.dll - Client Service Proxy
  • clusterinquiry.dll
  • configuresharepoint.exe - Sharepoint Preconfiguration Utility
  • csvmanager.dll
  • datamoverstub.dll - Local Data Mover DLL
  • dlsclientprotectionproxy.dll - Dls Client Protection DLL
  • dpmagentresources.dll - DPM Agent Resources
  • dpmclient.exe - DPM Client
  • dpmclientservice.exe - DPM Client Protection
  • dpmovhdmanager.dll
  • dpmwriterhelperplugin.dll - FileWriterHelperPlugin.dll
  • dsmfs.dll
  • e14cmdletswrapper.exe - E14 Writer Helper Utility
  • e14cmdletswrapperproxy.dll - E14 Writer Helper DLL
  • exchangecmdletswrapper.exe - Exchange Writer Helper Utility
  • exchangecmdletswrapperproxy.dll - Exchange Writer Helper DLL
  • exchangewriterhelperplugin.dll
  • filewriterhelperplugin.dll
  • genericdatasourcewriterhelperplugin.dll
  • genericnonvssdatasourcehelperplugin.dll
  • hypervvhdhelper.dll
  • hypervvhdmanager.dll
  • irefcounted.dll - Mojito IRefCounted
  • lkrhdpm.dll - LKRhash scalable hashtables
  • msdpmps.dll - MSDLS PS
  • setdpmserver.exe - Configure DPM to communicate with production server
  • setupdpmfltr.dll
  • setuputilv2.dll - Setup Utility Library DLL
  • spsearchwriterhelperplugin.dll
  • sptil.dll - SCSI Pass Through Infrastructure DLL
  • sqlwriterhelperplugin.dll
  • storageprovider.dll - Storage Provider Dll
  • traceprovider.dll
  • tracewrapper.dll - Trace Wrapper
  • triggerclientjob.dll - Trigger Client Job
  • vhdfileprovider.dll - VHD File Provider Dll
  • vssrequestor.dll
  • vsvhdhelper.dll
  • watsonintegrator.dll - Watson Integrator
  • wsscmdletswrapper.exe - WSS Application Helper
  • wsscmdletswrapperproxy.dll - WSS Application Helper DLL
  • wsswriterhelperplugin.dll
  • amserviceproxy.dll - Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
  • azureblobstorageclient.dll
  • commoncontrols.dll
  • dpmclientui.exe - Data Protection Manager Client
  • e14cmdlets.dll
  • engineuicommon.dll
  • events.dll
  • exchangecmdlets.dll
  • groupinglistviewcontrol.dll
  • httpclient.dll
  • hypervwmiprovider.dll
  • interfaces.dll
  • nativemethods.dll
  • utils.dll
  • wss4cmdlets.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • triggerclientjob.dll is scheduled as a task named 'ScheduledDPMClientBackup' (runs daily at 7:51 AM).
2 Services
  • dpmra.exe runs as a service named 'DPMRA' (DPMRA) "Helps back up and recover file and application data to the Data Protection Manager.".
  • dpmclientservice.exe runs as a service named 'DPM Client Service' (DPMClientService) "Helps back up and recover file and application data to the Data Protection Manager.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dpmclient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DPMClientUI' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\bin\DPMClient.exe" /autorun.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dpmra.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Data Protection Manager\DPM\bin\DPMRA.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:696 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000082261%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000723%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000100%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:397 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:10.61 MB
Total CPU:0.0001025263%
Kernel CPU:0.00004762%
User CPU:0.00005491%
I/O reads/min:32.75 KB
I/O writes/min:428 Bytes
Memory:84.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0030223564%
Kernel CPU:0.00057495%
User CPU:0.00244740%

How do I remove Microsoft System Center DPM Protection Agent?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft System Center DPM Protection Agent from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft System Center DPM Protection Agent 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft System Center DPM Protection Agent, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Microsoft System Center DPM Protection Agent.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.33%
Windows Server 2003 13.33%
Windows 10 13.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 46.67%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 13.33%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 6.67%
Windows 8 Pro 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.52%
  Brazil 8.70%
  South Africa 4.35%
  France 4.35%
  Ecuador 4.35%
  Australia 4.35%
  Sweden 4.35%
  India 4.35%
  Japan 4.35%
  United Arab Emirates 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
Common models
LHREF LHREF001 7.14%
LENOVO 3434CTO 7.14%
HP Compaq dc7800p Convert... 7.14%
LENOVO 0677 7.14%
Dell Latitude E6420 7.14%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 7.14%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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