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3% remove it97% keep it
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Real-time Backup Utility


Real-time Backup Utility is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 4.02 MB (4,212,182 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 94% of users of Real-time Backup Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\Real-time Backup Utility\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{47F538D9-35E5-42FD-B544-00F395773CD4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Real-time Backup Utility

  • RBU_DiskAccessService.exe - Sony Real-time Backup Utility (Sony Real-time Backup Utility Helper)
  • RBU_VssLib.dll - Volume Shadow Copy Service Library
  • RBU.exe - Real-time Backup Utility
  • RBU_IconChanger1.dll - Real-time Backup Utility Icon Overlay Extension
  • RBU_IconChanger2.dll
  • RBU_IconChanger3.dll
  • RBU_Restore.exe
  • RBU_UpdateLib.dll - Real-time Backup Utility Update Library
  • RBU_Starter.exe - RBU Starter
  • System.Windows.Forms.DataVisualization.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® .NET Framework

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • RBU_DiskAccessService.exe runs as a service named 'Sony Real-time Backup Utility Helper' (SonyRealtimeBackupUtilityHelper) "Real-time Backup Utility media will be checked. Real-time Backup Utility cannot be used unless this service is running.".

How do I remove Real-time Backup Utility?

Quickly and completely remove Real-time Backup Utility from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Real-time Backup Utility 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Real-time Backup Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Real-time Backup Utility.

Win 8 60%
Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 60.00%
Windows 7 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Windows 10 Home 30.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 8 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.12%
  Singapore 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.44%
Acer 22.22%
ASUS 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
Dell 11.11%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P75-A 10.00%
Micro-Star MS-7597 10.00%
HP ProBook 4530s 10.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 10.00%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 23se-d394 10.00%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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