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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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airbackup is a software program developed by TeamViewer GmbH. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named airbackup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 177.85 MB (186,486,664 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 73% of users of airbackup come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.airbackup.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\airbackup
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\airbackup\airbackupIP.exe" u -interactive -path "C:\Program Files\airbackup" -sure
Estimated size: 177.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by airbackup

Program executable:airbackup.exe
airbackup Client
Path:C:\Program Files\airbackup\airbackup.exe
Additional files:
  • airbackupFP.exe - airbackup Functional Process
  • airbackupSC.exe - airbackup Service Controller
  • ClientTool.exe - airbackup Client Tool
  • airbackupIP.exe - airbackup Installer
  • airbackupUP.exe - airbackup Updater
  • xtrabackup.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • airbackupSC.exe runs as a service named 'airbackup Service Controller' (airbackup Service Controller) "Tracks and keeps launched processes which are needed for backup/restore/etc".
Startup File (User Run)
  • airbackup.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'airbackup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\airbackup\airbackup.exe" minimized.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • airbackupUP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\airbackup\airbackupUP.exe'.
  • airbackupFP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\airbackup\airbackupFP.exe'.
  • airbackup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\airbackup\airbackup.exe'.

How do I remove airbackup?

You can uninstall airbackup 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 airbackup, 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 airbackup.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 10 45%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 10 45.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 10 Home 27.27%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 8.1 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.73%
  Canada 9.09%
  South Africa 4.55%
  France 4.55%
  Netherlands 4.55%
  Egypt 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 7347 20.00%
ASUSTeK K95VJ 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 10.00%
MSI MS-7693 10.00%
HP-Pavilion AY652AA-ABA s... 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2020t 10.00%

About (from TeamViewer GmbH)

The German based TeamViewer GmbH was founded in 2005 and is fully focused on development and distribution of high-end solutions for online collaboration and communication.
Publisher URL: www.teamviewer.com


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