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Should I remove MozyHome?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,199
United States Rank #2,801
Reach 0.0961%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.65 days
579.60 days >
Average installed length: 304.54 days


VersionDistribution 0.74% 0.42% 0.05% 0.05% 0.63% 0.37% 0.79% 0.11% 0.16% 3.12% 13.46% 0.48% 7.55% 4.59% 3.27% 4.91% 6.71% 8.55% 1.48% 1.21% 4.07% 0.42% 4.38% 10.30% 0.63% 0.63% 1.16% 4.65% 0.26% 0.74% 0.58% 6.02% 0.48% 1.06% 0.16% 0.74% 1.00% 0.05% 1.16% 0.26% 1.06% 0.11% 0.05% 0.95% 0.21% 0.05% 0.16%


What is MozyHome?  (from Mozy)

MozyHome now has the best of both worlds with online backup and Mozy Stash file synchronization. Mozy is 100% automatic. You always have the most recent versions of your files in a safe online environment that you can access from anywhere. Backing up data on CDs or external hard drives can eat up a lot of time. You can...  Read more


MozyHome is a software program developed by Mozy. 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. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named mozybackup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 43.94 MB (46,076,522 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 85% of users of MozyHome come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: mozy.com
Help link: mozy.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MozyHome\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{877A4A96-74D7-5842-A014-A4115B3BB645}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 43.94 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MozyHome

Program executable:mozybackup.exe
MozyHome Service bootstrapper
Path:C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe
Additional files:
  • backup.dll - MozyHome Online Backup (MozyHome Online Backup Service)
  • mozyconf.exe - MozyHome Online Backup Settings Utility
  • mozyshell.dll - MozyHome Online Backup Shell Extensions
  • mozystat.exe - MozyHome Online Backup Status Application
  • oem.dll - MozyHome Online Backup Resource Library
  • mozy.sys - Mozy (Mozy Change Monitor Filter Driver)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • horizon-api.dll (by VMware, Inc) - Horizon C API
  • mozyutil.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • mozyshell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'mozy' with a class of {b32a6748-f273-4546-b60a-3c5adc239de5}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • mozystat.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{13F0609D-EB77-4750-9863-FB5C4F582C3C}' (runs on registration).
  • mozybackup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BF2F0AB4-4135-4DBB-A95E-BFC0DFDEF76A}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • mozybackup.exe runs as a service named 'MozyHome Backup Service' (mozybackup) "Backs up files to the MozyHome servers. Please DO NOT stop this service.".
  • mozybackup(19).exe runs as a service named 'MozyHome Backup Service' (mozybackup) "Backs up files to the MozyHome Online Backup servers. Please DO NOT stop this service.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • mozystat.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MozyHome' which loads as "C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozystat.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mozybackup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:47.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000362155%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001598%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002024%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,110,168
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:378.9 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:46.03 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:12 MB
Total CPU:0.0000602891%
Kernel CPU:0.00003438%
User CPU:0.00002591%
CPU cycles/sec:2,381,237
I/O reads/min:3.8 MB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove MozyHome?

You can uninstall MozyHome 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 MozyHome, 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 MozyHome.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.95%
Windows 10 25.12%
Windows Vista 7.44%
Windows XP 5.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.48%
Windows 7 Professional 13.81%
Windows 8.1 7.95%
Windows 10 Home 6.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.45%
  United Kingdom 2.63%
  Canada 2.46%
  France 0.83%
  Israel 0.83%
  Australia 0.76%
  Netherlands 0.62%
  Belgium 0.59%
  Germany 0.59%
  Italy 0.49%
  Brazil 0.38%
  Spain 0.24%
  Thailand 0.24%
  Argentina 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.46%
Hewlett-Packard 27.19%
Toshiba 8.53%
Acer 7.96%
ASUS 5.31%
Lenovo 4.34%
Samsung 2.41%
Intel 2.25%
American Megatrends 0.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.52%
Dell XPS 8500 3.35%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.17%
Dell XPS 8300 2.99%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.29%


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