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Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Compact

What is Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Compact?  (from Paragon Software)

Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Compact is a simple and powerful backup & recovery solution to secure stand-alone Windows desktops and laptops. It quickly backs up your files and folders, operating system or even your entire hard disk to any storage you choose. Compact edition ensures that your system and valuable data ar...  Read more


Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Compact is a 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 46 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 50% of users of Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Compact come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paragon-software.com/home/brc
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\Backup and Recovery 12 Compact\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{485DF5E7-8379-4BFA-BAE1-9B8DBFE0D6B4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Compact

  • arcverify.exe - Paragon System Utilities (A part of Paragon System Utilities)
  • arcverifylib.dll
  • backup.exe
  • backuplib.dll
  • baselib100.dll
  • biont.dll
  • bootcorrect.exe
  • bootcorrectlib.dll
  • chmview.exe
  • complexbackup.exe
  • complexbackuplib.dll
  • difbackuplib.dll
  • explauncher.exe
  • fbackup.exe
  • fbackuplib.dll
  • ftw.exe
  • ftwlib.dll
  • hdm.dll
  • ibackup.exe
  • ibackuplib.dll
  • launcher.exe
  • logsaver.exe
  • logsaverlib.dll
  • managecapsule.exe
  • managecapsulelib.dll
  • p_vss_ws03.dll
  • p_vss_ws03_x64.dll
  • p_vss_xp.dll
  • plauncher_s.exe
  • prgisoflash.dll
  • qtp-mt334.dll
  • resmsg.dll
  • restore.exe
  • restorelib.dll
  • rmb.exe
  • sche.dll
  • schedule_launch.exe
  • scripts.exe
  • ufsdapidll.dll
  • uim_x64.exe
  • uim_x86.exe
  • ve_widget.dll
  • wnaspi32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • scripts.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Paragon Archive name paragon'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Paragon Software\Backup and Recovery 12 Compact\program\launcher.exe'.

How do I remove Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Compact?

You can uninstall Paragon Backup and Recovery 12 Compact 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 and Recovery™ 12 Compact, 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 and Recovery 12 Compact.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.78%
Windows 10 25.88%
Windows XP 10.20%
Windows Vista 3.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.87%
Windows 7 Professional 14.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.97%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.17%
  Germany 9.97%
  Canada 6.64%
  United Kingdom 4.98%
  Belgium 3.32%
  Netherlands 2.99%
  France 2.66%
  Sweden 2.33%
  Czech Republic 1.99%
  Australia 1.33%
  New Zealand 1.33%
  Poland 1.33%
  South Africa 0.66%
  Brazil 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.57%
Dell 22.14%
Acer 15.00%
Intel 5.71%
Toshiba 5.00%
Samsung 5.00%
Medion 3.57%
ASUS 2.86%
American Megatrends 2.86%
Lenovo 1.43%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 3.48%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 2.61%
Acer Aspire 5750 1.74%
Acer Aspire V3-771 1.74%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 1.74%

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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Bobover a year ago
Installed since release and checked with A.V.G prior to and after install. Works well with no obvious problems