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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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VersionDistribution 15.38% 76.92% 3.85% 3.85%

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Norton Save and Restore

What is Norton Save and Restore?  (from Symantec)

System crashes and hardware failures happen when you least expect them, putting your irreplaceable digital photographs of friends and family at risk—not to mention the hassle of restoring your applications and files to get up and running again. With Norton Save & Restore, automated backups protect your digital memories...  Read more


Norton Save and Restore is a software program developed by Symantec. 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. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 1.08 MB (1,133,357 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 63% of users of Norton Save and Restore come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: www.symantec.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Norton Save and Restore\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B0255743-165B-4BD5-8DA8-37DFB993B201}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Norton Save and Restore

  • ComRequestor.exe - Symantec VSS Requestor Development Edition (Symantec com requestor utility)
  • ComRequestorx64.exe
  • VSS_2003.dll - Symantec vss requestor
  • VSS_x64.dll
  • VSS_XP.dll
  • SeaST.exe - Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (Recovery Support Tool)
  • DRIVERVALIDATION.EXE - Symantec Recovery Toolkit (DriverValidation)
  • interop.ComConfig.dll - Storage Management Engine (Interop Assembly)
  • ModifiableSRD.exe - Modifiable SRD
  • RestoreMBR.exe
  • SmeDump.exe
  • V2iMountService.exe - Mount Service
  • V2iToc.dll - Image Table of Contents Interface
  • sqlite3.dll - File Change Management (Database Module)
  • dotNetBase.dll - Norton Save & Restore
  • EasySetupInt.dll - Support module for EasySetup wizard
  • ErrorGui.dll - ErrorGui
  • FileBackup.dll - File and folder backup and recovery
  • GDPluginRegister.exe - Google Desktop Plugin Register
  • GDSymV2i.dll - Google Desktop Plugin for V2i files
  • GDUrlLauncher.exe - Google Desktop URL launcher
  • interop.EasySetupInt.dll
  • interop.ErrorGui.dll
  • interop.EventMonitors.dll
  • interop.FileBackup.dll
  • interop.VProSvc.dll
  • SecurityConfig.exe - Security Configuration application
  • SNMPTrapNotifier.dll - SNMPTrap Dynamic Link Library
  • SpnRegister.dll - SpnRegister Module
  • VProDirWatcher.dll - Directory Watcher Component
  • VProImaging.dll - Imaging Module
  • VProOneTouch.exe - VProOneTouch
  • VProProgress.dll - Progress and Performance dialog
  • VProSnap.dll - Virtual Volume Imaging COM Module
  • VProSvc.exe - Service Module
  • VProSvcPS.dll - Service Proxy-Stub Module
  • VProTray.exe - Tray Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • VProSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Norton Save and Restore' (Norton Save and Restore) "Administrative service for scheduling and disk imaging.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VProTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Norton Save and Restore 2.0' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Norton Save and Restore\Agent\VProTray.exe".

How do I remove Norton Save and Restore?

You can uninstall Norton Save and Restore 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 Norton Save and Restore, 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 Norton Save and Restore.

Win Vista (SP2) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 4%
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 Vista 65.38%
Windows XP 26.92%
Windows 7 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 48.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 12.00%
Windows Vista Business 4.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.86%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  Germany 8.57%
  Canada 5.71%
  Hong Kong 2.86%
  Australia 2.86%
  Austria 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 52.17%
Sony 13.04%
Toshiba 8.70%
Hewlett-Packard 8.70%
American Megatrends 4.35%
Sahara 4.35%
Lenovo 4.35%
Medion 4.35%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 8.70%
Dell Dell XPS420 8.70%
Dell Dell DXP061 4.35%
Dell Dell DM061 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 4.35%
Sony VGN-BX297XP 4.35%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


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