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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,569
United States Rank #27,922
Reach 0.0046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.03 days
207.27 days >
Average installed length: 108.91 days


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Seagate BlackArmor Backup 2011

What is Seagate BlackArmor Backup 2011?  (from Seagate Technology)

BlackArmor Backup 2011 is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on your PC. It can back up the operating system, applications, settings and all of your data, while also securely destroying any confidential data you no longer need. With this software, you can back up selected files and fo...  Read more


Seagate BlackArmor Backup 2011 is a software program developed by Seagate Technology. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 29 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 46% of users of Seagate BlackArmor Backup 2011 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmorBackup
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5607090E-B8B1-4E1E-ADA2-426522CED33C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Seagate BlackArmor Backup 2011

  • acronis_backup_cpl.dll - Seagate BlackArmor Backup 2011 (blackarmor_backup_cpl)
  • aszbrowsehelper.exe - Seagate SZ Browse Helper
  • backup_cpl_control.dll - BlackArmor Backup CPL control library
  • BlackArmorBackup.exe
  • BlackArmorBackupLauncher.exe
  • BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe - BlackArmor Backup Monitor
  • BlackArmorBackupTools.exe - BlackArmor Backup Tools
  • extcmp.exe - External Comparison Server
  • mapi_proxy_32.dll - BlackArmor Backup
  • mapi_proxy_64.dll
  • SeagateTibUrlHandler.exe - Seagate BlackArmor Backup
  • spawn.exe - BlackArmor Spawn Utility
  • ti_managers_proxy.dll - Managers Dll Proxy
  • ti_managers_proxy_stub.dll - Managers Dll Proxy Stub
  • versions_page.dll - Versions Page
  • versions_view.dll - Versions View
  • tishell.dll - BlackArmor Backup (BlackArmor Backup Shell Extensions)
  • tishell32.dll
  • tishell64.dll
  • av_license.dll (by Acronis) - Acronis® Backup and Security 2011 (Acronis® Backup and Security 2011 License Module)
  • fox.dll (by Acronis) - FOX GUI Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Context Menu Handlers
  • versions_page.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'VersionsPageShellExt' with a class of {9E42900A-85F9-4E67-9778-575FBBA0A81C}.
  • tishell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {C539A15A-3AF9-4c92-B771-50CB78F5C751}.
  • tishell64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {C539A15A-3AF9-4c92-B771-50CB78F5C751}.
Scheduled Task
  • BlackArmorBackup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EFA309BB-21CA-47B2-BA0A-24B3AA4E5A3F}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmorBackup\BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe".

How do I remove Seagate BlackArmor Backup 2011?

You can uninstall Seagate BlackArmor Backup 2011 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 Seagate BlackArmor Backup 2011, 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 Seagate BlackArmor Backup 2011.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? 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 71.43%
Windows 10 23.08%
Windows XP 4.40%
Windows Vista 1.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.48%
Windows 10 Pro 8.79%
Windows 10 Home 5.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.02%
  Germany 12.39%
  Netherlands 7.96%
  United Kingdom 4.42%
  Belgium 3.54%
  Austria 2.65%
  Czech Republic 1.77%
  France 1.77%
  Jordan 1.77%
  South Africa 1.77%
  United Arab Emirates 0.88%
  Brazil 0.88%
  Canada 0.88%
  Switzerland 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.56%
Dell 22.81%
Acer 22.81%
ASUS 10.53%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Gateway 1.75%
Apple 1.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.35%
Acer TravelMate 4730 4.35%
ASUS All Series 4.35%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 2.90%
Wortmann_AG TERRA_PC 1.45%
Apple Inc. MacPro5,1 1.45%

About Seagate Technology

Seagate is a manufacturer of hard disk drives and has been a leader in the development of the hard disk drives since releasing the first 5.25-inch hard drive.
Publisher URL: www.seagate.com


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