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2% remove it98% keep it
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What is ShadowProtect?  (from StorageCraft Technology)

StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® sector-level backup software backs up your organization’s whole Windows IT environment. In addition to reliably backing up everything from systems to data, ShadowProtect software enables swift recovery from disaster as well as headache-free system migration.


ShadowProtect is a program developed by StorageCraft Technology. 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 main program executable is shadowprotect.exe. The software installer includes 29 files and is usually about 24.17 MB (25,342,472 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: StorageCraft.com
Help link: StorageCraft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StorageCraft\ShadowProtect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7CD8BE09-AC4F-4830-903F-368001010A91}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 24.17 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ShadowProtect

Program executable:shadowprotect.exe
Name:ShadowProtect (TM)
ShadowProtect User Interface
Path:C:\Program Files\storagecraft\shadowprotect\shadowprotect.exe
Additional files:
  • stcinst.exe - StorageCraft Volume Snapshot (StorageCraft Volume Snapshot PnP Installation Tool)
  • vssins64.exe - StorageCraft Volume Snapshot 64bit Installation Helper
  • sbimgmnt.dll - StorageCraft ShadowProtect (StorageCraft ShadowProtect Backup Image Dismount Shell Extension DLL)
  • VirtualBoot.exe - ShadowProtect VirtualBoot (With VirtualBoot, you can boot a VM directly from a backup image.)
  • DeleteIDX.exe - ShadowProtect (TM) (DeleteIDX.exe deletes VSM000.IDX files in all volume roots - this tool is used at ShadowProtect install time)
  • image.exe - ShadowProtect Command-Line Image Tool
  • mount.exe - ShadowProtect Command-Line Image Mount Manager
  • sbidxgen.exe - ShadowProtect VDIFF IDX file generation tool
  • sbimageapi.dll - ShadowProtect Image API
  • sbmountapi.dll - ShadowProtect Image Mount API
  • sbrun.exe - ShadowProtect CoreLogic
  • sbsnap.dll - ShadowProtect Snapshot Manager
  • sbtailck.exe - ShadowProtect Image File Checking Tool
  • sbvhd.dll - StorageCraft VHD Virtual Disk Engine
  • ShadowProtectLOC.dll - ShadowProtect User Interface
  • ShadowProtectSvc.exe - ShadowProtect Backup Agent
  • sbmntwiz.exe - ShadowProtect(TM) (ShadowProtect Mount and Dismount Wizard)
  • sbmntwizLOC.dll
  • ISOTool.exe - ISOTool.exe provides a GUI interface to the underlying sbrun.exe tool and is used to burn .ISO files to CD/DVD/BD media, and to rip .ISO files from CD/DVD/BD media.
  • sbpushapi.dll - Push API DLL
  • sbpushsvc.exe - Push install helper service
  • vixDiskLib.dll (by VMware) - VMware VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit (vixDiskLib dynamic link library)
  • vixDiskLibVim.dll (by VMware) - vixDiskLibVim dynamic link library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ShadowProtectSvc.exe runs as a service named 'ShadowProtect Service' (ShadowProtectSvc) "ShadowProtect Service schedules backup tasks remotely. For more details visit www.storagecraft.com".

How do I remove ShadowProtect?

You can uninstall ShadowProtect 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 ShadowProtect, 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 ShadowProtect.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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