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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,323
United States Rank #9,659
Reach 0.0119%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.93 days
204.37 days >
Average installed length: 107.38 days


5.0 1.74%
4.2 1.30%
3.2 96.96%

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What is Spare Backup?  (from Spare Backup, Inc)

Spare was designed to be easy to use, and to allow you the freedom to never have to worry about your backup again. Once Spare Backup is installed, backups are automatic, you don't even have to select files for backup, we'll do it for you.
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Spare Backup is a software program developed by Spare Backup, Inc. The most common release is 3.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 40 files and is usually about 18.57 MB (19,467,046 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows Vista . While about 97% of users of Spare Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sparebackup.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Spare Backup\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A57C6094-FC5A-4DEC-B1E0-1B2F48EEE8F4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Spare Backup

  • SpareCDRecover.exe - Spare Backup (Setup Launcher)
  • SpareShellExtension.dll
  • SpareShellExtension_x64.dll
  • SpareTray.exe
  • Interop.NMSDVDXLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NMSDVDXLib'.
  • Interop.Redemption.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Redemption'.
  • NMSDVDXU.dll (by NuMedia Soft) - NMSDVD Burning SDK - ActiveX Edition
  • SpareCore.dll - Spare Backup Client (Spare Core)
  • Redemption.dll (by Dmitry Streblechenko) - Outlook Redemption (Outlook Redemption COM library)
  • SpareAutoRun.exe (by 4M NTS) - SpareAutoRun
  • SpareBackup.exe - SpareBackup4
  • SpareCrypto.exe (by Marc Campbell) - SpareCrypto
  • LibBlockIO.dll - LibBlockIO
  • LocalLauncher.exe
  • SpareCore.XmlSerializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • SpareShellExtension.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Spare Backup Shell' with a class of {E46D104B-FE72-4396-A6F4-E984F3FCC057}.
  • SpareShellExtension_x64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Spare Backup Shell' with a class of {E46D104B-FE72-4396-A6F4-E984F3FCC057}.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SpareTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Spare Backup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Spare Backup\SpareTray.exe" /silent.
  • SpareBackup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Spare Backup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Spare Backup\SpareBackup.exe" /silent.

How do I remove Spare Backup?

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

Win Vista (SP2) 73%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 90.00%
Windows 7 8.26%
Windows 10 1.30%
Windows XP 0.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 88.60%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.19%
Windows 10 Home 1.32%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.32%
Windows 7 Professional 0.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.22%
  Canada 1.01%
  United Kingdom 0.51%
  Australia 0.25%
  Greece 0.25%
  Austria 0.25%
  Philippines 0.25%
  Jamaica 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Gateway 95.95%
Acer 2.25%
Sony 0.90%
Dell 0.45%
Toshiba 0.45%
Common models
Gateway GT5620 6.76%
Gateway GM5626 5.86%
Gateway M-6750 ... 5.86%
Gateway T5246 4.95%
Gateway MT6728 ... 4.50%
Gateway T3642 4.50%


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