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VersionDistribution 32.61% 8.70% 34.78% 23.91%

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Symantec System Recovery 2011

What is Symantec System Recovery 2011?  (from Symantec)

Symantec System Recovery 2011 delivers superior backup and disaster recovery for desktops and laptops that enable businesses to recover from downtime or disasters in minutes. With patented Restore Anyware™ technology, IT administrators or users can rapidly restore exactly what they need, when and where they need it–inc...  Read more


Symantec System Recovery 2011 is a software program developed by Symantec. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 45 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 47% of users of Symantec System Recovery 2011 come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: www.symantec.com/business/support/overview.jsp?pid=53845
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec System Recovery\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{BB469E25-F875-4BAE-A64C-2B02FF7EB22B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec System Recovery 2011

  • Seast.exe - Symantec System Recovery 2011 (Recovery Support Tool)
  • SmeDump.exe - Storage Management Engine
  • BootEnvSetup.exe - LOR Command Line Setup Program
  • 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 - Interop Assembly
  • SecurityConfig.exe - Security Configuration application
  • SpnRegister.dll - SpnRegister Module
  • VProDirWatcher.dll - Directory Watcher Component
  • VProImaging.dll - Imaging Module
  • VProSvc.exe - Service Module
  • VProTray.exe - Tray Application
  • V2iToc.dll - Virtual Volume Imaging (V2I) (Image Table of Contents Interface)
  • SymDB.exe - SymDB Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • VProSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec System Recovery' (Symantec System Recovery) "Provides backup and restore services, job scheduling, and event notification.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VProTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Symantec System Recovery 2011' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec System Recovery\Agent\VProTray.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • VProSvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec System Recovery\Agent\VProSvc.exe'.

How do I remove Symantec System Recovery 2011?

You can uninstall Symantec System Recovery 2011 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 System Recovery 2011, 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 System Recovery 2011.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.96%
Windows XP 8.70%
Windows 10 4.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 32.61%
Windows 7 Enterprise 23.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows Small Business Se... 2.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.55%
  Australia 12.07%
  France 5.17%
  Mexico 5.17%
  Spain 5.17%
  Germany 5.17%
  United Kingdom 5.17%
  Austria 3.45%
  MU 1.72%
  Sweden 1.72%
  ME 1.72%
  Israel 1.72%
  Iran 1.72%
  OM 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.71%
Hewlett-Packard 19.05%
ASUS 11.90%
Lenovo 11.90%
Intel 7.14%
Acer 4.76%
Medion 2.38%
Toshiba 2.38%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6230 10.53%
Dell OptiPlex 780 5.26%
Dell Latitude E6320 2.63%
MEDION P6622 2.63%
LENOVO 7827PG5 2.63%
LENOVO 23248K5 2.63%

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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