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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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United States Rank #23,198
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VersionDistribution 87.21% 10.47% 1.16% 1.16%

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Oops!Backup is a software program developed by Altaro. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 19.52 MB (20,466,176 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 66% of users of Oops!Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.altaro.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\altaro\oops!backup
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E07FB986-F8AE-4D2A-B981-97AD74FE69E7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 19.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Oops!Backup

  • altaro.controls.dll - Oops!Backup
  • oopsbackup.browser.dll
  • oopsbackup.commarch.dll
  • oopsbackup.common.dll
  • oopsbackup.delta.dll
  • oopsbackup.engine.exe
  • oopsbackup.exe
  • oopsbackup.filepreviewlib.dll
  • oopsbackup.remoting.dll
  • oopsbackup.service.exe
  • oopsbackup.systemcontroller.dll
  • oopsbackup.uicommon.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • oopsbackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Chameleon Monitor 1'.
  • oopsbackup.service.exe runs as a service named 'Oops!Backup Service' (OopsBackup.Service.exe) "Oops!Backup Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • oopsbackup.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Oops!Backup' and executes as C:\Program Files\Altaro\Oops!Backup\OopsBackup.exe AUTOSTART.

How do I remove Oops!Backup?

You can uninstall Oops!Backup 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 Oops!Backup, 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 Oops!Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.28%
Windows 10 26.74%
Windows XP 4.65%
Windows Vista 2.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.88%
Windows 7 Professional 22.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.98%
Windows 10 Pro 4.65%
Windows 8 Pro 4.65%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.81%
  Australia 9.40%
  Canada 5.98%
  United Kingdom 3.42%
  France 2.56%
  Netherlands 2.56%
  Israel 1.71%
  Brazil 0.85%
  Thailand 0.85%
  Taiwan 0.85%
  Belgium 0.85%
  Switzerland 0.85%
  Finland 0.85%
  Sweden 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.75%
Dell 28.57%
ASUS 11.11%
Acer 7.94%
Toshiba 4.76%
Apple 3.17%
Lenovo 3.17%
American Megatrends 3.17%
Medion 1.59%
Gateway 1.59%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.29%
Dell Vostro 460 2.86%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1240t 2.86%
HP Pro 3500 Series 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.86%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.86%


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