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Should I remove Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,711
United States Rank #43,653
Reach 0.0062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 82.65 days
524.50 days >
Average installed length: 275.59 days


1.99 19.17%
1.98 6.67%
1.95 35.00%
1.93 5.83%
1.91 0.83%
1.90 4.17%
1.89 4.17%
1.88 7.50%
1.86 3.33%
1.85 1.67%
1.84 2.50%
1.80 5.83%
1.79 0.83%
1.78 0.83%
1.77 1.67%

Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition

What is Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition?  (from Ocster)

This is a great backup software that was designed from the start to work fully automatic. You simply specify what you want backed up and when and then the software takes care of the rest. The backups can be stored either on an external local hard disk or (for a small fee) via the internet on the specially secured and h...  Read more


Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition is a software program developed by Ocster. The most common release is 1.95, 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 primary executable is named backupclient-ox.exe. The setup package generally installs about 80 files and is usually about 22.67 MB (23,767,521 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 57% of users of Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ocster.com/ocster-backup-freeware
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ocster backup\bin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ocster Backup\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 22.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition

Program executable:backupclient-ox.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ocster backup\bin\backupclient-ox.exe
Additional files:
  • 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/)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • wxbase28u_net_vc_ox.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxbase28u_vc_ox.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxbase28u_xml_vc_ox.dll
  • wxmsw28u_adv_vc_ox.dll
  • backupClientAdminAccess-ox.exe
  • backupClientLib.dll
  • backupCommandAdmin-ox.exe
  • backupCore.dll
  • backupServiceLib.dll
  • backupService-ox.exe
  • deemon.dll
  • featback.dll
  • lzma.dll
  • lzmaUtil.dll
  • minizutil.dll
  • mountmore.dll
  • netutil.dll
  • netutilHelper.exe
  • ox.dll
  • oxHelper.exe
  • party.dll
  • scoolite.dll
  • tomb.dll
  • twirl.dll
  • updateman.dll
  • updateStarter.exe
  • veem.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • backupService-ox.exe runs as a service named 'Ocster Backup' (ocster_backup) "Creates backups in the background.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • backupClient-ox.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ocster Backup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ocster Backup\bin\backupClient-ox.exe" --hidden.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.51 MB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00007100%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition?

Quickly and completely remove Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition 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 Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition, 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 Ocster Backup: Freeware Windows Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.17%
Windows 10 33.33%
Windows XP 8.33%
Windows Vista 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.05%
Windows 7 Professional 15.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.08%
Windows 8.1 8.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.40%
Windows 10 Home 6.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.38% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 57.38%
  United States 16.39%
  Italy 3.28%
  Switzerland 2.46%
  Austria 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.46%
  Poland 1.64%
  Belgium 1.64%
  Spain 0.82%
  Croatia 0.82%
  OM 0.82%
  YE 0.82%
  Australia 0.82%
  DK 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.67%
Medion 16.00%
Dell 14.67%
ASUS 9.33%
Acer 8.00%
Lenovo 6.67%
Intel 5.33%
Sony 4.00%
Gateway 1.33%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Common models
Sony SVE1713X1EB 3.13%
LENOVO 20150 2.08%
MSI MS-7592 2.08%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2027de 2.08%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.08%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 2.08%


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