84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove O&O AutoBackup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #22,288
United States Rank #35,909
Reach 0.0088%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.38 days
439.93 days >
Average installed length: 231.15 days


4.10.16 17.82%
4.10.11 8.05%
3.0.40 3.45%
3.0.37 9.77%
2.5.27 35.06%
2.5.26 4.02%
2.5.23 0.57%
2.1.16 3.45%
2.1.2 2.30%
2.0.18 2.87%
1.5.12 9.77%
1.0.132 0.57%
1.0.126 2.30%

O&O AutoBackup

What is O&O AutoBackup?  (from O&O Software GmbH)

O&O AutoBackup automatically backs up and synchronizes selected files and folders with an external backup device so that in the event of a data loss it can be accessed again immediately. No further application is needed – Windows Explorer alone will suffice.
O&O AutoBackup can backup files and folders quickly and au...  Read more


O&O AutoBackup is a software program developed by O&O Software GmbH. The most common release is 2.5.27, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 primary executable is named ooab.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 11.51 MB (12,065,211 bytes). The installed file ooliveupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 55% of users of O&O AutoBackup come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oo-software.com/en/products/ooautobackup
Help link: www.oo-software.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\OO Software\AutoBackup\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E125D277-AF26-4042-B019-C9C45A62066C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by O&O AutoBackup

Program executable:ooab.exe
Name:O&O AutoBackup
O&O AutoBackup (x64) VISTA+
Path:C:\Program Files\OO Software\AutoBackup\ooab.exe
Additional files:
  • ooabag.exe - O&O AutoBackup (O&O AutoBackup Setup)
  • ooabagrs.dll
  • ooabpro.exe
  • ooabrwrs.dll
  • ooabrwsu.dll
  • ooabsurs.dll
  • oobt.exe - O&O AutoBackup (x64) VISTA+
  • oobtrs.dll - O&O AutoBackup Resources (GER/x64)
  • oobtrwrs.dll - O&O AutoBackup Registration Wizard Resources (ENU) (x64)
  • oobtsurs.dll - O&O AutoBackup SplashUp Resources (ENU/x64)
  • ooliveupdate.exe - O&O LiveUpdate
  • oorwiz4.dll
  • oorwiz4r.dll
  • oosu.dll
  • ooabout.dll - O&O SDK (O&O About Dialog (x64))
  • oorwiz2.dll - O&O Registration Wizard (x64)
  • oorwiz2r.dll - O&O Registration Wizard Resources (GER) (x64)
  • oorwiz3.dll
  • oorwiz3r.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ooabag.exe is scheduled as a task named 'OO AutoBackup {8357EB70-66DF-4F60-9DD5-CE849DC79E13}'.
  • ooab.exe is scheduled as a task named 'O&O AutoBackup' (runs daily at 10:11 AM).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ooab.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AutoBackup.
  • oobt.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AutoBackup.
  • ooabag.exe runs as a service named 'O&O AutoBackup' (OO AutoBackup) "O&O AutoBackup Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000666092%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002220%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004441%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:529,245
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:432 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove O&O AutoBackup?

You can uninstall O&O AutoBackup 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 O&O AutoBackup, 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 O&O AutoBackup.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.72%
Windows 10 39.08%
Windows XP 6.32%
Windows Vista 2.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.23%
Windows 7 Professional 13.37%
Windows 10 Pro 10.47%
Windows 10 Home 10.47%
Windows 8.1 7.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.64% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 54.64%
  United States 16.94%
  United Kingdom 4.37%
  Australia 4.37%
  Austria 3.28%
  France 2.73%
  Switzerland 2.73%
  Canada 2.19%
  Italy 1.09%
  Sweden 1.09%
  Belgium 1.09%
  Spain 1.09%
  Finland 0.55%
  Greece 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 31.40%
Hewlett-Packard 17.44%
Acer 11.63%
Dell 8.14%
ASUS 5.81%
Lenovo 3.49%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Sahara 1.16%
Toshiba 1.16%
Common models
Notebook P7xxDM(-G)... 2.94%
ASUS All Series 2.94%
MEDION P6618 1.96%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 1.96%
MSI MS-7721 1.96%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 1.96%

About O&O Software GmbH

The company develops and sells software products for data management and security, the first product beingO&O Defrag.
Publisher URL: www.oo-software.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.