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3% remove it97% keep it
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5.0.5 57.14%
5.0.0 28.57%

StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager

What is StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager?  (from StorageCraft Technology)

StorageCraft® ImageManager™ is free backup management software for IT administrators who use StorageCraft ShadowProtect® backup and recovery software. StorageCraft ImageManager provides continual backup image verification and local replication.


StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager is a software program developed by StorageCraft Technology. The most common release is 5.0.5, 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. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 63.1 MB (66,167,678 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 StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager come from the United States, it is also popular in Switzerland and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.storagecraft.com/products/storagecraft-imagemanager
Help link: www.StorageCraft.com/Community
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StorageCraft\ImageManager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{370D1117-E8B1-43FC-BC39-1840E7723D6E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 63.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager

  • ImageManager.Client.exe - StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager
  • keyfile.exe - ShadowProtect KeyFileMaker (TM) (ShadowProtect KeyFileMaker (TM) Command-Line Utility)
  • rs.dll - ShadowStream Interface Library
  • ImageManager.exe - ShadowControl ImageManager (ShadowControl ImageManager Service)
  • ImageManager.Interface.dll - ShadowControl ImageManager Remoting Interface
  • ImageManager.Server.dll - ShadowControl ImageManager Remoting Server
  • KeyFileMaker.exe - ShadowProtect KeyFileMaker
  • sbcommit.dll - ShadowProtect (TM) (ShadowProtect HeadStart Restore Commit DLL)
  • sbhard.exe - ShadowProtect CoreLogic (KeyFiles Used)
  • sbimageapi.dll - ShadowProtect Image API
  • sbrun.exe - ShadowProtect CoreLogic
  • sbsnap.dll - ShadowProtect Snapshot Manager
  • sbvhd.dll - StorageCraft VHD Virtual Disk Engine
  • ImageManager.Client.XmlSerializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ImageManager.exe runs as a service named 'ShadowControl ImageManager' (ShadowControl ImageManager) "ShadowControl ImageManager Service".

How do I remove StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager?

Quickly and completely remove StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager 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 StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager, 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 StorageCraft ShadowControl ImageManager.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 10 29%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows 10 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 57.14%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.00%
  Switzerland 8.33%
  Canada 8.33%
  Italy 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Medion 16.67%
Common models
Medion P7621 16.67%
HPE-580t 16.67%
HP ProBook 450 G1 16.67%
Dell Vostro 3550 16.67%
Dell Studio Slim 540s 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex 790 16.67%


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