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Windstream Online Backup

What is Windstream Online Backup?  (from Windstream Communications)

Windstream offers security packages for its High-Speed Internet customers for online security and backup. Easily save and back up data online in a safe, remote location and access your data anytime from anywhere with an Internet connection and secure login. Windstream Online Backup offers secure online storage for all ...  Read more


Windstream Online Backup is a software program developed by Windstream Communications. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 13.27 MB (13,912,364 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 98% of users of Windstream Online Backup come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.windstream.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windstream online backup
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Windstream Online Backup\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 13.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windstream Online Backup

  • Configuration.dll
  • ExtensionFileSelector.dll
  • VaultClientCtrl.ocx
  • VaultClientCOM.dll (by Casero) - Backup Manager (Backup Manager Module)
  • VaultClientCTNR.exe (by Casero)
  • VaultClientMenu.dll
  • VaultClientRunOnce.exe
  • VaultClientSRV.exe
  • VaultClientSRVReg.exe
  • VaultClientSRVUnreg.exe
  • VaultClientTray.exe
  • VaultClientUpgrade.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • VaultClientMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Vault' with a class of {B976888E-DC7B-456C-A62F-44EA07ED231F}.
2 Services
  • VaultClientUpgrade.exe runs as a service named 'Windstream Online Backup Upgrade Service' (VaultClientUpgrade).
  • VaultClientSRV.exe runs as a service named 'Windstream Online Backup Service' (VaultClientSRV).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • VaultClientTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TrayStartup' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Windstream Online Backup\VaultClientTray.exe".

How do I remove Windstream Online Backup?

You can uninstall Windstream Online 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 Windstream Online 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 Windstream Online Backup.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.46%
Windows Vista 18.92%
Windows 10 18.92%
Windows XP 2.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.51%
Windows 8.1 10.81%
Windows 10 Home 8.11%
Windows 7 Professional 8.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.39%
  Singapore 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.11%
Dell 27.78%
Acer 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
Sony 2.78%
Lenovo 2.78%
ASUS 2.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 530 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 5520 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 537 2.78%
Dell Dell DXG051 2.78%
ASUSTeK CM1735 2.78%


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