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Should I remove SpiderOak?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,389
United States Rank #17,326
Reach 0.0096%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.14 days
535.05 days >
Average installed length: 281.13 days


VersionDistribution 2.12% 0.53% 13.76% 6.88% 11.11% 2.12%
5.0.10039 0.53% 3.70% 7.41% 10.58% 21.69% 11.64% 7.94%



The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. 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 8 files and is usually about 20.03 MB (21,004,288 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 58% of users of SpiderOak come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\spideroak
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3A3A89EF-203B-4BA2-9499-152BFA15CD7E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.03 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SpiderOak

  • shell_extension.dll - SpiderOak shell extension
  • spideroak.exe - SpiderOak (SpiderOak Client Application)
  • python27.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • w9xpopen.exe
  • windows_dir_watcher.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shell_extension.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SpiderOak' with a class of {6E1010DC-3571-45DE-9CA2-C5890119BBBF}.
Scheduled Task
  • spideroak.exe is scheduled as a task named 'run SpiderOak backup' (runs daily at 8:30 PM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • spideroak.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SpiderOak' and executes as C:\Program Files\SpiderOak\SpiderOak.exe --windows_startup.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • spideroak.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'SpiderOak' which loads as C:\Program Files\SpiderOak\SpiderOak.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • spideroak.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SpiderOak\SpiderOak.exe'.

How do I remove SpiderOak?

You can uninstall SpiderOak 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 SpiderOak, 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 SpiderOak.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.14%
Windows 10 13.76%
Windows XP 12.17%
Windows Vista 7.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.41%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.69%
  United Kingdom 6.41%
  Germany 3.42%
  Canada 2.56%
  Italy 2.14%
  Belgium 1.71%
  Brazil 1.71%
  India 1.71%
  Spain 1.71%
  United Arab Emirates 1.28%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Greece 1.28%
  South Africa 1.28%
  Japan 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.60%
Hewlett-Packard 19.84%
Acer 11.90%
ASUS 7.94%
Toshiba 5.56%
Gateway 4.76%
Intel 3.97%
Lenovo 3.97%
Samsung 3.17%
American Megatrends 1.59%
Common models
Gateway ML6732 ... 5.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.39%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.39%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 2.54%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.54%
ASUSTeK CG1330 1.69%

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SOL Trainingover a year ago
Remove it. SpiderOak Version 5.0 made the filer unusable. SOS #116064-we are so sorry to be fixed in some future version.