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Should I remove Retrospect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,373
United States Rank #23,409
Reach 0.0054%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.50 days
308.35 days >
Average installed length: 162.01 days


7.50.508 2.83%
7.50.387 4.72%
7.50.370 33.96%
7.50.324 5.66%
7.50.320 4.72%
7.50.285 2.83%
7.50.252 42.45%
7.50.251 2.83%

Typically installed together

Retrospect 7.5


Retrospect 7.5 is a software program developed by EMC. The most common release is 7.50.252, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named Retrospect.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 28.15 MB (29,514,127 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 55% of users of Retrospect come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emcdantz.com
Help link: www.emcinsignia.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Retrospect\Retrospect 7.5\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{92596597-71B3-4608-8628-AD48F2664EB9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 28.15 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Retrospect 7.5

Program executable:Retrospect.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Retrospect\Retrospect 7.5\Retrospect.exe
Additional files:
  • retfwset.exe - Retrospect
  • assert.exe
  • auconprs.dll
  • autoupdt.dll
  • bdrock20.dll
  • bdrockui.dll
  • cntdown.exe
  • devices.dll
  • enginehi.dll
  • enginelo.dll
  • help.dll
  • macvol.dll
  • mbvldrvr.dll
  • meson.dll
  • network.dll
  • pcdr.dll
  • pcpds.exe
  • pcvldrvr.dll
  • pcvol.dll
  • retrores.dll
  • retrorun.exe
  • Retrospect.exe
  • rthlpsvc.exe
  • shlwimp.dll (by EMC Dantz)
  • simcopyw.exe (by EMC Dantz)
  • storsets.dll
  • tree.dll
  • tyce.dll
  • uidevs.dll
  • uimeson.dll
  • uimisc.dll
  • uinetwrk.dll
  • uiprod.dll
  • updater.exe
  • wdbvldrvr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Retrospect.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'RetrospectHDAutoplay' with the ProgID of 'RetrospectAutoplay' and the action verb 'RetrospectHDAutoplay.
2 Services
  • rthlpsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Retrospect Helper' (Retrospect Helper) "Helps Retrospect with various tasks.".
  • retrorun.exe runs as a service named 'Retrospect Launcher' (RetroLauncher) "Helps Retrospect run backup or duplicate on schedule.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Retrospect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Retrospect\Retrospect 7.5\Retrospect.exe'.

How do I remove Retrospect?

You can uninstall Retrospect 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 Retrospect 7.5, 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 Retrospect.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.17%
Windows XP 23.58%
Windows Vista 14.15%
Windows 10 14.15%
Windows Server 2003 0.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.04%
Windows 7 Professional 14.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.77%
Windows 10 Home 5.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.47%
  Spain 7.30%
  France 5.84%
  United Kingdom 5.84%
  Netherlands 5.11%
  Germany 4.38%
  Belgium 2.92%
  Saudi Arabia 2.19%
  Italy 1.46%
  Slovenia 0.73%
  Singapore 0.73%
  South Africa 0.73%
  Brazil 0.73%
  Thailand 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.33%
Hewlett-Packard 18.67%
Intel 12.00%
ASUS 12.00%
Acer 8.00%
Toshiba 5.33%
American Megatrends 4.00%
Sahara 2.67%
Medion 2.67%
Samsung 1.33%
Lenovo 1.33%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite P200 2.22%
Parallels Software Intern... 1.11%
MEDION P7624 1.11%
LENOVO 7669A24 1.11%
IBM 2373F1G 1.11%


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