84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Recovery?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,139
United States Rank #1,776
Reach 0.6069%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.54 days
281.41 days >
Average installed length: 147.86 days


7.1.0 0.22%
7.0.5 0.49% 3.75% 6.73% 3.89% 6.39% 3.61% 0.88% 0.09% 6.96% 0.23% 1.49% 0.17% 0.92% 0.01% 14.25% 0.18% 5.17% 1.51% 2.97% 7.73% 1.09% 2.09% 0.38% 3.09% 6.09% 11.73% 0.43% 3.01% 0.73% 2.73% 0.94% 0.06%

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Other programs by Samsung Electronics


What is Recovery?  (from Samsung Electronics)

Before restoring your computer, you first have to choose a restore method. You can use Samsung Recovery to restore your computer using one of the restore methods. A Basic Restore reloads all the Windows operating system files and leaves all personal files, programs and settings intact. By reloading the Windows operatin...  Read more


Recovery is a software program developed by Samsung Electronics. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named WCScheduler.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 84.89 MB (89,008,905 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. While about 36% of users of Recovery come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.samsung.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Samsung\Recovery
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{145DE957-0679-4A2A-BB5C-1D3E9808FAB2}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 84.89 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Recovery

Program executable:WCScheduler.exe
Signed by:Samsung Electronics CO.
Path:C:\Program Files\Samsung\Recovery\WCScheduler.exe
Additional files:
  • WsabiInstaller.exe - WSABI Installer (WSAB Istaller)
  • AgentsMessagingInterface.dll
  • Clonix.UC.Res.dll - Clonix.UC.Res
  • Recovery-Uninstall.exe (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (Setup.exe)
  • Clonix.UC.dll - Clonix.UC
  • CMResdllV.dll (by SEC) - Recovery
  • GoRecovery.exe (by SEC)
  • InstallManager.exe
  • InstDrv.exe
  • Manager1.exe
  • NetworkServer.exe
  • WCScheduler.exe
  • LogicNP.FolderView.dll
  • Restore.dll
  • WinVX64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WCScheduler.exe is scheduled as a task named 'advRecovery'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WCScheduler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named advRecovery.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WCScheduler.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SRSSchedulerForOOBE' which loads as C:\Program Files\Samsung\Recovery\WCScheduler.exe -audit.

How do I remove Recovery?

You can uninstall Recovery 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 Recovery, 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 Recovery.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.97%
Windows 7 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 40.24%
Windows 8 21.34%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 11.72%
Windows 10 Home 11.11%
Windows 8 Single Language 8.23%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.62%
  Italy 9.59%
  Brazil 9.47%
  United Kingdom 6.37%
  Germany 4.27%
  France 3.99%
  Canada 2.37%
  Poland 2.21%
  Netherlands 1.82%
  Norway 1.53%
  Chile 1.49%
  Australia 1.34%
  Sweden 1.18%
  Korea 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 99.98%
Acer 0.01%
ASUS 0.01%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 9.75%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 8.30%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 5.42%
Samsung 3570R/370R/470R/4... 5.32%
Samsung 530U3C/530U4C/532... 4.92%
Samsung 355V4C/356V4C/344... 4.36%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com

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Mr.Zover a year ago
The factory fresh Win8 C: HDD has 6 partitions, Samsung Service Center appears to not be able to tell me if the factory image function of Samsung Restore ver. creates an image which is capable of restoring each of the 6 partitions to a new drive if I wish to replace the drive. The backup I produced contains 2 partitions, sdb1, an ntfs partition containing 14.57 GB, and sdb2, a fat32 partition containing 711 MiB Labeled Restore. I wish to remove Win8 with the option to replace it later should I so desire. After 3 weeks, googling and contacting Samsung online AND over the telephone, no one seems to be able to answer the question, "Can I safely back up the factory installed OS, reformat the HDD OR install a new HDD OR SSD, and use the Samsung Recovery backup made to reinstall the OS as it was direct from the factory?"