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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,251
United States Rank #5,472
Reach 0.0406%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.27 days
479.86 days >
Average installed length: 252.13 days


VersionDistribution 9.50% 5.75%
5.3.3 7.25%
5.3.2 5.25%
5.3.1 3.38%
5.3.0 3.00%
5.2.7 10.50%
5.2.4 26.63%
5.2.0 7.13% 0.13%
5.1.6 14.38%
5.1.5 1.13%
5.1.4 1.63%
5.1.3 1.88%
5.1.1 0.25%
5.1.0 0.88%
5.0.0 1.25%
0.0.0 0.13%

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Pogoplug Backup

What is Pogoplug Backup?  (from Cloud Engines)

Protect the photos and videos stored on your phone or tablet by automatically backing them up to your computer. Leave your computer at home or the office but quickly access and download all of your files from any Web browser, smartphone or tablet. Share large files and folders instantly, without uploading. Your friends...  Read more


Pogoplug Backup is a program developed by Cloud Engines. The most used version is 5.2.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 programs's main executable is ppbrowser.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 17.04 MB of memory. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 17.11 MB (17,938,887 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 80% of users of Pogoplug Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pogoplug.com
Help link: support.pogoplug.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pogoplugbackup
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PogoplugBackup\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 17.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pogoplug Backup

Program executable:ppbrowser.exe
Name:Pogoplug Backup
Path:C:\Program Files\pogoplugbackup\ppbrowser.exe
Additional files:
  • dokance.dll - Pogoplug (DokanCE Library)
  • dokance.sys - DokanCE VFS Driver
  • dokanmnt.exe - DokanCE Mounter
  • Pogoplug.exe - Pogoplug Backup
  • PogoplugMonitor.exe - Pogoplug Monitor
  • ppfs.exe - Pogoplug Drive
  • xcefs.sys
  • VistaLib.dll (by WinAbility┬« Software) - VistaLib[TM] (VistaLib DLL)
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • dokanmnt.exe runs as a service named 'DokanCEMounter' (DokanCEMounter).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • PogoplugMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pogoplug Backup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PogoplugBackup\PogoplugMonitor.exe".
  • ppbrowser.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pogoplug Backup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PogoplugBackup\ppbrowser.exe" --starthidden.
  • Pogoplug.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Pogoplug Backup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\PogoplugBackup\Pogoplug.exe" --starthidden.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ppbrowser.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Pogoplug Backup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PogoplugBackup\ppbrowser.exe" --starthidden.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001329652%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002803%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010494%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:729,422
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:21 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:560 KB

How do I remove Pogoplug Backup?

You can uninstall Pogoplug 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 Pogoplug 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 Pogoplug Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.00%
Windows 10 31.63%
Windows Vista 3.50%
Windows XP 2.75%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.30%
Windows 7 Professional 12.80%
Windows 8.1 8.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.64%
Windows 10 Home 4.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.58%
  Japan 3.29%
  United Kingdom 2.28%
  Canada 1.86%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  France 1.60%
  Germany 1.27%
  Belgium 1.18%
  Italy 0.51%
  United Arab Emirates 0.42%
  UA 0.42%
  Israel 0.42%
  Australia 0.34%
  Mexico 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.77%
Dell 27.88%
ASUS 11.53%
Acer 9.43%
Toshiba 8.39%
Lenovo 2.94%
Intel 1.68%
Samsung 1.47%
Alienware 0.84%
Medion 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.92%
Dell XPS 8300 3.14%
ASUS All Series 2.75%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.35%


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