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4.15.10129 15.65%
4.15.10094 4.08%
4.15.9340 9.52%
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4.05.7906 2.04%
4.01.6921 15.65%
4.01.6807 0.68%
4.0.5885 2.72%
4.0.5877 0.68%
3.5.6103 12.24%
3.5.5266 5.44%
3.5.4183 3.40%
3.5.3652 0.68%
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3.01.4030 5.44%
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ShadowProtect Desktop

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What is ShadowProtect Desktop?  (from StorageCraft Technology)

StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Desktop software provides fast, reliable backups and disaster recovery as well as data protection for Windows workstations. Regardless of whether a business is a large enterprise, a small firm, or somewhere in between, protecting employees’ personal computers is critical. If you oversee IT ...  Read more


ShadowProtect Desktop is a software program developed by StorageCraft Technology. The most common release is 4.15.10129, 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. 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 shadowprotect.exe. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 36.23 MB (37,990,549 bytes). 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 49% of users of ShadowProtect Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.StorageCraft.com
Help link: www.StorageCraft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StorageCraft\ShadowProtect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8850DEC8-22FD-4F05-A3AA-49B91200C24F}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 36.23 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ShadowProtect Desktop

Program executable:shadowprotect.exe
Name:ShadowProtect (TM)
ShadowProtect User Interface
Path:C:\Program Files\storagecraft\shadowprotect\shadowprotect.exe
Additional files:
  • keyfile.exe - ShadowProtect KeyFileMaker (TM) (ShadowProtect KeyFileMaker (TM) Command-Line Utility)
  • stcinst.exe - StorageCraft Volume Snapshot (StorageCraft Volume Snapshot PnP Installation Tool)
  • stcsna64.dll - StorageCraft Volume Snapshot Driver API
  • stcsnap.dll
  • vssins64.exe - StorageCraft Volume Snapshot 64bit Installation Helper
  • KeyFileMaker.exe - ShadowProtect KeyFileMaker
  • 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
  • oldsbrun.exe - ShadowProtect CoreLogic
  • sbidxgen.exe - ShadowProtect VDIFF IDX file generation tool
  • sbimageapi.dll - ShadowProtect Image API
  • sbmntwiz.exe - ShadowProtect Image Mount Wizard
  • sbmountapi.dll - ShadowProtect Image Mount API
  • sbrun.exe
  • sbsnap.dll - ShadowProtect Snapshot Manager
  • sbsnap64.dll
  • sbtailck.exe - ShadowProtect Image File Checking Tool
  • sbvhd.dll - StorageCraft VHD Virtual Disk Engine
  • sbvss64.exe - ShadowProtect VSS 32-to-64 Proxy
  • ShadowProtectDEU.dll - ShadowProtect User Interface
  • ShadowProtectFRA.dll
  • ShadowProtectJPN.dll
  • ShadowProtectLOC.dll
  • ShadowProtectSvc.exe - ShadowProtect Backup Agent
  • sbmntwizDEU.dll - ShadowProtect(TM) (ShadowProtect Mount and Dismount Wizard)
  • sbmntwizFRA.dll
  • sbmntwizJPN.dll
  • sbmntwizLOC.dll
  • SMTPSend.exe - SMTPSend.exe is a console application which can send SMTP email messages. It supports several methods of authentication as well as SSL.
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ShadowProtect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E3DED531-D074-4993-A6FE-DD4E2DE50D23}' (runs on registration).
  • 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 Desktop?

Quickly and completely remove ShadowProtect Desktop from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ShadowProtect Desktop 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 ShadowProtect Desktop, 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 ShadowProtect Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.03%
Windows XP 14.97%
Windows 10 11.56%
Windows Vista 5.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 31.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.53%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.89%
  Japan 13.89%
  Australia 8.33%
  Israel 4.44%
  Switzerland 3.89%
  Germany 3.89%
  France 3.33%
  Canada 3.33%
  Belgium 1.67%
  United Kingdom 1.67%
  New Zealand 1.11%
  Austria 1.11%
  Italy 1.11%
  Spain 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.04%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Intel 6.52%
Toshiba 6.52%
Acer 5.43%
ASUS 3.26%
NEC 2.17%
Sony 2.17%
Sahara 1.09%
Alienware 1.09%
Lenovo 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.97%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.97%
Dell Inspiron 660s 1.98%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 1.98%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.98%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.98%


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