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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,455
United States Rank #10,354
Reach 0.0117%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 149.24 days
976.89 days >
Average installed length: 513.28 days


VersionDistribution 0.44% 0.88% 0.44% 1.76% 0.44% 0.88% 0.44% 0.44% 2.20% 1.32% 3.52% 2.20% 0.44% 5.73% 2.20% 0.88% 0.44% 0.88% 0.88% 3.08% 0.88% 3.08% 0.44% 4.85% 0.44% 1.76% 1.76% 0.44% 0.44% 1.76% 0.44% 0.44% 1.76% 0.88% 0.88% 8.37% 1.32% 1.32% 0.88% 0.44% 1.32% 0.44% 1.32% 0.44% 0.88% 1.76% 5.73% 0.44% 5.29% 3.08% 0.44%
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SOS Online Backup

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What is SOS Online Backup?  (from SOS Online Backup)

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SOS Online Backup is a program developed by SOS Online Backup. The most used version is, 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. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 66 files and is usually about 20.97 MB (21,989,109 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 92% of users of SOS Online Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sosonlinebackup.com/support
Help link: kb.sosonlinebackup.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SOS Online Backup\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{435BE377-07BA-4CD9-8962-09FC93ECE568}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.97 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SOS Online Backup

  • AccountCreatorRunner.exe - SOS Online Backup (Account Creator Runner)
  • alphafs.dll - AlphaFS
  • alphavss.common.dll - AlphaVSS.Common
  • AxLocalBackup.ocx
  • AxUtilities.dll
  • BackupEngine.dll
  • CacheFolderRemover.exe - CacheFolderRemover
  • ClientApi.dll - ClientApi
  • Common.dll - Common
  • CtxMenu.dll
  • Integration.Ace.dll - Integration.Ace
  • Integration.KrollLicenseSrv.dll - Integration.KrollLicenseSrv
  • Integration.KrollLicenseSrvImpl.exe - KrollLicenseSrvImpl
  • Integration.Log4net.dll - Integration.Log4net
  • Integration.Scheduler.dll - Integration.Scheduler
  • integration.scheduler2.dll - Online Backup SStorage
  • Integration.SQLite.Win.dll - SOS.SQLite.Win
  • Integration.ZipLib.dll
  • LStorage.exe - Local Backup and Recovery
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll - Task Scheduler Wrapper
  • PresentationLibW.dll - PresentationLibW
  • SAgent.Contracts.dll - SAgent.Contracts
  • SAgent.dll - Online Backup Agent
  • sagent.service.exe - SAgent.Service
  • SMessaging.exe - Online Backup Messaging
  • SOS.Build.dll - Home Build
  • SOS.Contracts.BackupServer.dll - Contracts.BackupServer
  • SOS.Contracts.Infiniscale.dll - Contracts.Infiniscale
  • SOS.Contracts.Shared.dll - Contracts.Shared
  • SOSLibrary.dll - Online Backup Library
  • SOSLiveProtect.exe - Online Backup LiveProtect
  • SosLocalBackup.exe
  • sosuploadagent.exe - Upload Agent
  • SStorage.exe
  • SStorageLauncher.exe - SStorage Launcher
  • SUpdateNotifier.exe - Online Backup UpdateNotifier
  • Interop.LocalBackupLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'LocalBackupLib'.
  • Interop.VSBackupVista.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'VSBackupVista'.
  • ACEV2.DLL (by ACE Compression Software) - ACE Compression Library, Pro (ACE Compression Dynamic Link Library, Pro)
  • SOS.Contracts.CentralManagement.dll - Contracts.CentralManagement
  • alphavss.51.x86.dll (by Alphaleonis) - AlphaVSS (Alphaleonis Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service .NET Library)
  • alphavss.52.x64.dll (by Alphaleonis)
  • alphavss.52.x86.dll
  • alphavss.60.x64.dll
  • alphavss.60.x86.dll
  • AxInterop.LocalBackupLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CtxMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'OnlineProtectMenu' with a class of {5717060c-0509-11e0-b88e-001d60af2322}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • sosuploadagent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SOS Online Backup - [email protected]' (runs daily at 2:00 AM).
  • SosLocalBackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Dropbox backup' (runs daily at 7:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SUpdateNotifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Online Backup Update Notifier.
  • SAgent.Service.exe runs as a service named 'Offsite Online Backup Service' (sagentservice) "This service is or backing up data that involves sending a copy of the data over the network to an off-site server.".
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AccountCreatorRunner.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AccountCreatorRunner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SOS Online Backup\AccountCreatorRunner.exe".
  • sosuploadagent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SOSUAUI' which loads as "C:\Program Files\SOS Online Backup\sosuploadagent.exe" -showui.
  • SMessaging.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SMessaging' which loads as C:\Program Files\SOS Online Backup\SMessaging.exe.
  • SStorageLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SStorageAutoStart' which loads as C:\Program Files\SOS Online Backup\SStorageLauncher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:33.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0048337690%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00128348%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00355028%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:31,561
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:189 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:32.59 MB
Total CPU:0.0000406173%
Kernel CPU:0.00001354%
User CPU:0.00002708%
CPU cycles/sec:148,332
I/O reads/min:185 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes

How do I remove SOS Online Backup?

Quickly and completely remove SOS Online Backup from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SOS Online 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SOS Online Backup, 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 SOS Online Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.78%
Windows 10 42.29%
Windows Vista 4.41%
Windows XP 3.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.63%
Windows 10 Home 14.10%
Windows 7 Professional 14.10%
Windows 8.1 9.25%
Windows 10 Pro 8.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.18%
  Canada 3.23%
  United Kingdom 1.35%
  Spain 0.81%
  Brazil 0.27%
  BS 0.27%
  Hong Kong 0.27%
  France 0.27%
  Netherlands 0.27%
  Colombia 0.27%
  Jamaica 0.27%
  New Zealand 0.27%
  Russia 0.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.13%
Hewlett-Packard 31.88%
Toshiba 11.88%
Acer 8.13%
Lenovo 5.63%
ASUS 4.38%
American Megatrends 1.88%
Sony 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.30%
Dell XPS 8300 3.79%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.03%
ASUS All Series 3.03%
Dell XPS 8700 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.27%


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