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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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United States Rank #47,713
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VersionDistribution 6.90% 3.45% 6.90% 10.34% 3.45% 24.14% 10.34% 6.90% 6.90% 6.90% 3.45% 3.45% 6.90%

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Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery

What is Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery?  (from Symantec)

Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Edition enables you to restore complete Windows systems in minutes, even to dissimilar hardware or virtual environments, with new functionality to automate physical to virtual conversions for immediate system recovery. Additional capabilities include flexible offsite protection; Ex...  Read more


Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 93 files and is usually about 1.05 MB (1,100,747 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 48% of users of Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: www.symantec.com/business/support/overview.jsp?pid=53845
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec System Recovery\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A8EA8A55-FDBE-4875-B598-DDC15B298285}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery

  • Installamd64.exe - Symantec Driver Install Utility Development Edition (Symantec driver install utility)
  • Installx86.exe
  • interop.SymSnapService.dll - Symantec SymSnap Components Development Edition (Interop Assembly)
  • SymsnapEvent.dll - Event Notification Module
  • SymsnapEventx64.dll
  • SymSnapProvider.dll - Symantec vss provider
  • SymSnapProviderx64.dll
  • SymSnapService.exe - Symantec Snapshot Service
  • SymSnapServicex64.exe
  • VSS_2003.dll - Symantec vss requestor
  • VSS_x64.dll
  • VSS_XP.dll
  • VssProviderInstall.exe - Symantec Vss Provider install
  • VssProviderInstallx64.exe
  • SupportGather.exe - Symantec Backup Exec(TM) for Windows Servers (Symantec Gather Utility)
  • ComRequestor.exe - Symantec VSS Requestor Development Edition (Symantec com requestor utility)
  • ActiveDirConfig.dll - Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (Active Directory module)
  • BootEnvSetup.exe - LOR Command Line Setup Program
  • ConfigGenerator.dll - Config Generator module
  • dotNetBase.dll
  • EasySetupInt.dll - Support module for EasySetup wizard
  • ErrorGui.dll - ErrorGui
  • FileBackup.dll - File and folder backup and recovery
  • GDPluginRegister.exe - Google Desktop Plugin Register
  • GDSymV2i.dll - Google Desktop Plugin for V2i files
  • GDUrlLauncher.exe - Google Desktop URL launcher
  • interop.VProSvc.dll
  • SeaST.exe - Recovery Support Tool
  • SecurityConfig.exe - Security Configuration application
  • SNMPTrapNotifier.dll - SNMPTrap Dynamic Link Library
  • SpnRegister.dll - SpnRegister Module
  • V2iBrowser.exe - Recovery Point Browser
  • VProDirWatcher.dll - Directory Watcher Component
  • VProImaging.dll - Imaging Module
  • VProOneTouch.exe - VProOneTouch
  • VProProgress.dll - Progress and Performance dialog
  • VProShellExt.dll - VProShellExt Module
  • VProShellExt64.dll
  • VProSnap.dll - Virtual Volume Imaging COM Module
  • VProSvc.exe - Service Module
  • VProSvcPS.dll - Service Proxy-Stub Module
  • VProTray.exe - Tray Application
  • CreateSSOImage.exe - Storage Management Engine
  • DriverValidation.exe - Symantec Recovery Toolkit (DriverValidation)
  • interop.ComConfig.dll
  • ModifiableSRD.exe - Modifiable SRD
  • PartInfo.exe
  • RestoreMBR.exe
  • SmeDump.exe
  • thinset.dll - Thinset
  • V2iMountService.exe - Mount Service
  • V2iToc.dll - Image Table of Contents Interface
  • sqlite3.dll - File Change Management (Database Module)
  • SymDB.exe - SymDB Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • VProShellExt64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {0BCE32B2-DA1B-41D7-A71F-C02A7D633CE5}.
  • VProShellExt.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {0BCE32B2-DA1B-41D7-A71F-C02A7D633CE5}.
3 Services
  • VProSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Backup Exec System Recovery' (Backup Exec System Recovery) "Administrative service for scheduling and disk imaging.".
  • SymSnapServicex64.exe runs as a service named 'SymSnapService' (SymSnapService) "Symantec Volume Snapshot Service".
  • SymSnapService.exe runs as a service named 'SymSnapService' (SymSnapService) "Symantec Volume Snapshot Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VProTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.0' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec System Recovery\Agent\VProTray.exe".

How do I remove Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery?

You can uninstall Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 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 Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery, 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 Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery.

Win XP 45%
Win Server 2003 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 44.83%
Windows 7 24.14%
Windows Vista 20.69%
Windows 10 6.90%
Windows Server 2003 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 42.86%
Windows Vista Ultimate 10.71%
Windows 7 Professional 10.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%
Windows Vista Business 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.48%
  Spain 9.09%
  United Kingdom 6.06%
  South Africa 6.06%
  Taiwan 6.06%
  France 3.03%
  Germany 3.03%
  Japan 3.03%
  Thailand 3.03%
  Australia 3.03%
  Colombia 3.03%
  DK 3.03%
  Portugal 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Acer 20.83%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
American Megatrends 8.33%
Sahara 4.17%
Sony 4.17%
ASUS 4.17%
Intel 4.17%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard PPPPP-CCC... 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite M300 5.00%
Micro-Star MS-16Y1 5.00%
HP Compaq dx2400 Microtow... 5.00%
Dell PowerEdge 2950 5.00%
Dell Inspiron 1721 5.00%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


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