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Should I remove SpeedyBackup?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,034
United States Rank #10,210
Reach 0.0165%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.28 days
185.39 days >
Average installed length: 97.41 days


VersionDistribution 12.00% 37.23% 12.92% 9.85% 7.38% 8.00% 6.77% 4.92% 0.92%

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What is SpeedyBackup?  (from SpeedyPC Software)

Protecting and backing up PC files just got a lot easier. SpeedyPC Software launched SpeedyBackup, their answer to crashes, corruption, hacks, and the myriad problems that lead to lost files. Delivering the easy-to-use interface that they are known for, the developers behind SpeedyPC Pro created SpeedyBackup as an inst...  Read more


SpeedyBackup is a software program developed by SpeedyPC Software. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named speedybackup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 39.56 MB (41,481,178 bytes). 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 75% of users of SpeedyBackup come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.speedypc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SpeedyPC Software\SpeedyBackup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SpeedyPC Software\SpeedyBackup\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 39.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SpeedyBackup

Program executable:speedybackup.exe
SpeedyBackup Application
Path:C:\Program Files\speedypc software\speedybackup\speedybackup.exe
Additional files:
  • BackupEngine.dll - SpeedyBackup (SpeedyBackup Engine)
  • BackupOverlay_32.dll - SpeedyBackup Shell Extensions
  • BackupOverlay_64.dll
  • BackupService.exe - SpeedyBackup Service
  • res.dll - SpeedyBackup Resource DLL
  • uninstall.exe - SpeedyBackup Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • BackupOverlay_64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SpeedyBackupShlExt' with a class of {4A28BE8C-F5D8-4300-ADD9-9C764381121B}.
  • BackupOverlay_32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SpeedyBackupShlExt' with a class of {4A28BE8C-F5D8-4300-ADD9-9C764381121B}.
Scheduled Task
  • SpeedyBackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SpeedyBackup reigistration schedule' (runs daily at 7:40 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SpeedyBackup.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SpeedyBackup Startup.
  • BackupService.exe runs as a service named 'BackupService' (BackupService).

How do I remove SpeedyBackup?

You can uninstall SpeedyBackup 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 SpeedyBackup, 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 SpeedyBackup.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.92%
Windows 10 27.69%
Windows Vista 11.38%
Windows XP 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.06%
Windows 7 Professional 13.04%
Windows 10 Home 11.18%
Windows 8.1 10.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.84%
  United Kingdom 8.96%
  Australia 5.54%
  Canada 1.92%
  Belgium 1.28%
  New Zealand 1.28%
  Sweden 0.85%
  Germany 0.64%
  Finland 0.64%
  France 0.43%
  Israel 0.43%
  Spain 0.43%
  Mexico 0.43%
  Singapore 0.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.81%
Hewlett-Packard 30.57%
Acer 12.66%
Toshiba 9.17%
ASUS 6.11%
Intel 1.75%
Lenovo 1.31%
Samsung 0.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.73%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.73%
Dell XPS 8700 2.99%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.99%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.24%
Dell Latitude 3540 2.24%

About (from SpeedyPC Software)

SpeedyPC Software is proudly located in Victoria, B.C., Canada, one of the largest and most advanced technical development hubs in North America.
Publisher URL: www.speedypc.com


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