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Paragon Backup & Recovery 10.2 Free Edition

What is Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition?  (from Paragon Software)

Paragon Backup & Recovery Free - a disaster recovery tool for stand-alone Windows-based PCs. Combining all the existing backup techniques and exclusive recovery environments, this latest edition satisfies the needs of even the most demanding user and is simply the most powerful free backup tool available today. Paragon...  Read more


Paragon Backup & Recovery 10.2 Free Edition is a software program developed by Paragon Software. 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 41 files and is usually about 122.61 KB (125,552 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 54% of users of Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ParagonSoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\Backup and Recovery 10 Free Edition\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AB562530-921D-11DE-A208-005056C00008}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 122.61 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Paragon Backup & Recovery 10.2 Free Edition

  • arcverify.exe - Paragon System Utilities (A part of Paragon System Utilities)
  • arcverifylib.dll
  • backup.exe
  • backuplib.dll
  • baselib100.dll
  • biont.dll
  • bluescrn.exe
  • ftw.exe
  • ftwlib.dll
  • hdm.dll
  • ibackup.exe
  • ibackuplib.dll
  • launcher.exe
  • managecapsule.exe
  • managecapsulelib.dll
  • p_vss_ws03.dll
  • p_vss_ws03_ia64.dll
  • p_vss_ws03_x64.dll
  • p_vss_xp.dll
  • plauncher_s.exe
  • prgisoflash.dll
  • resmsg.dll
  • restore.exe
  • restorelib.dll
  • rmb.exe
  • sche.dll
  • schedule_launch.exe
  • scripts.exe
  • ufsdapidll.dll
  • uim_x86.exe
  • ve_widget.dll
  • viewlog.exe
  • viewloglib.dll
  • wnaspi32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • scripts.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Paragon Archive name arc_240613045652547' (runs weekly on Mondays at 1:00 AM).

How do I remove Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition?

You can uninstall Paragon Backup & Recovery Free 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Paragon Backup & Recovery™ 10.2 Free Edition, 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 Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 4%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows Vista 16.07%
Windows XP 16.07%
Windows 10 5.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.96%
Windows 7 Professional 9.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.41%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.52%
  Canada 7.04%
  Germany 7.04%
  Hungary 4.23%
  Japan 4.23%
  United Kingdom 2.82%
  Italy 2.82%
  Austria 1.41%
  Belgium 1.41%
  Spain 1.41%
  Finland 1.41%
  France 1.41%
  Croatia 1.41%
  IQ 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.59%
Acer 17.07%
Hewlett-Packard 14.63%
Medion 7.32%
Samsung 4.88%
Toshiba 4.88%
American Megatrends 4.88%
Sony 2.44%
Apple 2.44%
Lenovo 2.44%
Intel 2.44%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7708 4.88%
Dell Dell XPS420 4.88%
Dell Inspiron 1764 4.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 1564 2.44%

About Paragon Software

Paragon Software (aquired by MicroProse) was a video games developer that released titles may platforms including the PC.
Publisher URL: www.paragon-software.com


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