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26% remove it74% keep it
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Average installed length: 400.60 days


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WD Anywhere Backup

What is WD Anywhere Backup?  (from Memeo)

With WD Anywhere Backup, you can choose what files and folders to back up. Store different types of files in different places (destinations), and back up one file in several places for added convenience and protection. You can choose to back up items to any folder on any computer on your network, an external hard drive...  Read more


WD Anywhere Backup is a program developed by Memeo. 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. 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 main program executable is MemeoBackgroundService.exe. The software installer includes 58 files and is usually about 19.72 MB (20,676,454 bytes). MemeoUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 67% of users of WD Anywhere Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Memeo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wd\wd anywhere backup
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WD\WD Anywhere Backup\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 19.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WD Anywhere Backup

Program executable:MemeoBackgroundService.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\wd\wd anywhere backup\MemeoBackgroundService.exe
Additional files:
  • BackupPlanMigrationTool.exe - Backup Plan Migration Tool
  • MemeoOneClickRestore.exe - One Click Restore Launcher
  • InstUtil.dll - Memeo Install Utility
  • MemeoBackup.exe - WD Anywhere Backup (WD Anywhere Backup Client)
  • MemeoRestore.exe - WD Anywhere Restore
  • MemeoLauncher.exe - Memeo AutoBackup (Memeo AutoBackup Launcher)
  • MemeoLauncher2.exe
  • Tanagra.BMU.dll - Memeo AutoBackup Configuration
  • Tanagra.DataClad.DataAccess.dll - Memeo AutoBackup DataClad DataAccess
  • Tanagra.DataClad.dll - Memeo AutoBackup DataClad
  • Tanagra.Interop.dll - Memeo AutoBackup Interop
  • Tanagra.Utility.dll - Memeo AutoBackup Utility
  • MemeoUpdater.exe - MemeoUpdater
  • Memeo.Client.dll - Memeo (Memeo.Client)
  • Tanagra.Third-party.Security.dll - Tanagra.Third-party.Security
  • MemeoBackgroundService.exe - MemeoBackgroundService
  • uninstall.exe (by Western Digital) - Installer Package
  • MemeoRemoteCore.dll - MemeoRemoteCore
  • MBSstarter.exe - MBSstarter
  • Vista.Api.dll - Vista Api
  • Memeo.Shadow.Vista.dll
  • Memeo.Shadow.XP.dll
  • Microsoft.Windows.Forms.Navigation.dll - Windows Navigation lib
  • NamedPipes.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MemeoLauncher2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E88466D6-7DE8-46E1-BFDD-72FC7B5A9DB2}' (runs on registration).
  • MemeoBackgroundService.exe runs as a service named 'MemeoBackgroundService' (MemeoBackgroundService) "Manages background tasks for Memeo applications.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • MemeoLauncher2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WD Anywhere Backup' which loads as C:\Program Files\WD\WD Anywhere Backup\MemeoLauncher2.exe --silent.
  • MemeoBackup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WD Anywhere Backup' which loads as C:\Program Files\WD\WD Anywhere Backup\MemeoBackup.exe --silent.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:13.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000716440%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002933%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004232%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,127
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:84 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:44 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove WD Anywhere Backup?

You can uninstall WD Anywhere Backup 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 WD Anywhere Backup, 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 WD Anywhere Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.05%
Windows Vista 15.44%
Windows 10 12.66%
Windows XP 7.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.85%
Windows 7 Professional 14.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.87%
Windows 10 Home 4.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.61%
  United Kingdom 7.85%
  Canada 6.75%
  Germany 2.55%
  France 2.01%
  Netherlands 1.82%
  Australia 1.64%
  Israel 1.46%
  Italy 1.28%
  Belgium 0.91%
  Switzerland 0.55%
  Sweden 0.55%
  Greece 0.55%
  Singapore 0.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.93%
Hewlett-Packard 29.27%
Toshiba 10.16%
Acer 8.94%
ASUS 4.47%
Intel 2.44%
Samsung 2.03%
American Megatrends 1.22%
Alienware 1.22%
Apple 0.81%
Medion 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.97%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.97%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.31%
Dell XPS M1530 2.65%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.65%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.65%

Publisher URL: www.memeo.com


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