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Should I remove Prolific Backup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,266
United States Rank #35,914
Reach 0.0063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.52 days
310.22 days >
Average installed length: 163.00 days


VersionDistribution 27.20% 1.60% 71.20%

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Prolific Backup


Prolific Backup is a program developed by Prolific Technology. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is plbackup.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 708 KB (724,992 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 31% of users of Prolific Backup come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.prolific.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Prolific Technology Inc.\Prolific Backup
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D88A7919-C81E-4F6A-8B77-D1B2E42EE0CD}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -u -removeonly
Estimated size: 708 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Prolific Backup

Program executable:plbackup.exe
Prolific PL-2x7x Backup Application
Path:C:\Program Files\prolific technology inc\prolific backup\plbackup.exe
Additional files:
  • OneBtn.exe - OneBtn Application (One Button Launch Application for PL2x7x)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • OneBtn.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Prolific_OneButton' and executes as C:\Program Files\Prolific Technology Inc\Prolific Backup\OneBtn.exe.

How do I remove Prolific Backup?

You can uninstall Prolific 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 Prolific 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 Prolific Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.20%
Windows 10 36.80%
Windows XP 6.40%
Windows Vista 1.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.20%
Windows 7 Professional 12.80%
Windows 10 Pro 11.20%
Windows 10 Home 8.80%
Windows 8.1 7.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.16% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 31.16%
  United States 22.46%
  France 11.59%
  Italy 9.42%
  Australia 5.80%
  United Kingdom 5.07%
  DK 3.62%
  Slovenia 1.45%
  Canada 1.45%
  TT 0.72%
  Brazil 0.72%
  Belgium 0.72%
  Switzerland 0.72%
  Finland 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.71%
Acer 20.00%
Dell 14.29%
ASUS 11.43%
Medion 10.00%
Samsung 2.86%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.09%
ASUS All Series 3.09%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.06%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite P850 1.03%


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