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62% remove it38% keep it
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VersionDistribution 88.89% 11.11%

SpeedyPC Software SpeedyBackup


SpeedyPC Software 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. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 59.89 MB (62,794,554 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 72% of users of SpeedyPC Software SpeedyBackup come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Slovenia.
SpeedyPC Software SpeedyBackup has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

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: 59.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SpeedyPC Software 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
  • BackupServicePS.dll

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 12:00).
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 SpeedyPC Software SpeedyBackup?

Quickly and completely remove SpeedyPC Software SpeedyBackup from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SpeedyPC Software 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SpeedyPC Software SpeedyBackup, 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 SpeedyPC Software SpeedyBackup.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 11%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 22.22%
Windows XP 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.22%
  Australia 11.11%
  Slovenia 5.56%
  Argentina 5.56%
  Canada 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Toshiba 12.50%
Sony 12.50%
Lenovo 12.50%
Intel 12.50%
Dell 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P870 14.29%
Sony VPCZ212GX 14.29%
LENOVO 8808A23 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard s5704y 14.29%
HP Compaq dx7500 Microtow... 14.29%
Dell Inspiron 660 14.29%

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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Carrollover a year ago
This software is bogus! My husband installed it, now it won't uninstall. It totally disabled my internet security program. Don't install this software!!