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Should I remove Symantec System Recovery 2013?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,678
United States Rank #22,792
Reach 0.0061%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.51 days
133.16 days >
Average installed length: 69.96 days


VersionDistribution 43.80% 34.71% 21.49%

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Symantec System Recovery 2013

What is Symantec System Recovery 2013?  (from Symantec)

Symantec System Recovery 2013 delivers superior backup and disaster recovery for Windows servers that enable businesses to recover from downtime or disasters in minutes. With patented Restore Anyware™ technology, IT administrators can rapidly restore exactly what they need, when and where they need it–including entire ...  Read more


Symantec System Recovery 2013 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 38 files and is usually about 493.37 KB (505,210 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 54% of users of Symantec System Recovery 2013 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany 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\Symantec System Recovery\
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Symantec\Symantec System Recovery\{5F5EF5EB-47BF-4717-A244-83EF3E63B335}\_setup.exe" /UNINSTALC:"
Estimated size: 493.37 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec System Recovery 2013

  • ExchMapi32SvcPS32.dll - Symantec System Recovery 2013 (Exchange Mapi 32-bit ProxyServer Library)
  • BootEnvSetup.exe - LOR Command Line Setup Program
  • 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
  • SecurityConfig.exe - Security Configuration application
  • SpnRegister.dll - SpnRegister Module
  • VProDirWatcher.dll - Directory Watcher Component
  • VProImaging.dll - Imaging Module
  • VProShellExt.dll - VProShellExt Module
  • VProSvc.exe - Service Module
  • VProTray.exe - Tray Application
  • V2iToc.dll - Virtual Volume Imaging (V2I) (Image Table of Contents Interface)
  • SymDB.exe - SymDB Module
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • VProShellExt.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {0BCE32B2-DA1B-41D7-A71F-C02A7D633CE5}.
  • 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 2013' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec System Recovery\Agent\VProTray.exe".

How do I remove Symantec System Recovery 2013?

You can uninstall Symantec System Recovery 2013 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 2013, 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 2013.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Server 2003 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.41%
Windows 10 47.93%
Windows Vista 0.83%
Windows Server 2003 0.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 30.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.92%
Windows 8.1 7.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.61%
Windows 10 Pro 5.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.11%
  Germany 9.59%
  United Kingdom 6.16%
  Netherlands 4.79%
  Canada 3.42%
  Sweden 2.74%
  Italy 2.05%
  Switzerland 1.37%
  Austria 1.37%
  Singapore 0.68%
  South Africa 0.68%
  Belgium 0.68%
  France 0.68%
  Norway 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
Dell 26.32%
Lenovo 10.53%
Intel 9.21%
Acer 7.89%
ASUS 5.26%
American Megatrends 2.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.00%
Computer Experts i5 2500 2.00%
Dell Latitude E6510 2.00%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.00%
Dell OptiPlex 9010 2.00%
Dell XPS L401X 2.00%

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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