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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 8. While about 80% of users of airbackup come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Egypt.

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?

Quickly and completely remove airbackup from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 56%
Win 8 44%
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 55.56%
Windows 8 44.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 10 Home 22.22%
Windows 8.1 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 10.00%
  Egypt 5.00%
  Netherlands 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 25.00%
ASUS 12.50%
Toshiba 12.50%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 7347 25.00%
ASUSTeK K95VJ 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 12.50%
HP-Pavilion AY652AA-ABA s... 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2020t 12.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 12.50%

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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