Second Backup Free Edition

Second Backup Free Edition

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 45 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.8.15
  • Total Downloads:
    532,993
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 20, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    331
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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1 stars

"Would rate zero stars out of five"

July 07, 2011  |  By yowazup

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.8.15

Pros

I didn't use it that long to find any.

Cons

Too convoluted to add subfolders. Not very intuitive. I found Backup Maker to be a much better free for personal use product. I also like Backer from Leanware.

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3 stars

"FREE OR NOT FREE ???"

April 05, 2011  |  By salloum

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.8.15

Pros

Excellent program. Did the networking backing up, the compare.... I was looking for a program that will allow the source to be somewhere in the network and not necessarily local...Had no problem with second backup at all. From network to network.

Cons

I am not crazy about the interface. I think it could have been friendlier and better looking.
I am not crazy at all about the false advertising. Apparently what you get is a 30 days trial only...

Summary

I love that program. Too bad that the false advertising makes me look elsewhere. It does deserve a 4 stars at least...

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5 stars

"Awesome Product!"

February 28, 2011  |  By CurtFouts

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.8.15

Pros

Makes an exact copy of your file folder structure, no proprietary cipher files that are unusable without the application. The compare function is also a great feature

Cons

The purchase process is a little clunky

Summary

If you want to back up your stuff, and compare two folders and sync them up, this is you program. Fast, easy and trouble-free

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5 stars

"Solid product, very affordable, uncertain about free"

December 17, 2010  |  By RandyJVG

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.8.15

Pros

The most no-nonsense backup program ever, providing many features with a simple interface. I use it most to mirror folders/drives and only changed files get copied so it is fast. With backups on external drives, this is the most convenient way to go.

Cons

There are free backup products out there but I haven't used SecondCopy free edition AND WOULDN'T WANT TO if it removes features from the $30 standard version. So the downside of using this free version is that YOU'RE WAY TO CHEAP - buy the real deal!

Summary

If you really need the security of knowing your data is safe and you don't want to spend a lot, go and pay for a real copy of SecondCopy. I've used it for years (10) and it hasn't failed me while other systems costing hundreds time more did. I love it and it works the way I think. It is not a partition or image based approach so don't expect that. Bottom line, FAST, SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE. Get a real copy!

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1 stars

"now does not work."

December 16, 2010  |  By wembleyman

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.8.15

Pros

works OK for 30 days.

Cons

Can't be altered after 30 days. used a memory stick and the backup drive letter changed. Now Second backup can't find the drive and slows the PC to a crawl. Have had to disable it. Will now look for something else.

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1 stars

"It contains keyloggers. Never download it !!!!!!!!!!!"

October 05, 2010  |  By emermond

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.8.15

Pros

no comment

Cons

It contains keyloggers. Never download it !!!!!!!!!!!

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3 stars

"Only allows back up of a single directory tree or file"

August 28, 2010  |  By dorsalmo

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.8.15

Pros

Didn't bother using since file selection not flexible at all.

Cons

Only allows you to back up a single directory tree or file. Can't select exactly which trees and files you want to back up.

Summary

Maybe this is okay if you only want to back up one directory tree, but it's not for me.

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5 stars

"very straight-forward to set up and use."

April 05, 2010  |  By wcorco

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.8.15

Pros

very easy to use even for beginners

Cons

none I can think of

Summary

Excellent

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4 stars

"Free. It works. Easy to use."

March 14, 2010  |  By jerry42570

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.8.15

Pros

I have three desktops (2 XP, 1 Vista) all with shared drives within my network. I use Second Backup to backup everything "I have access to" to an external hardrive connected by wire to one of the XP desktops.

Cons

I have the access point above in quotes because on the Vista desktop, and now on the Vista laptop I just backed up using this utility, many of my folders' permissions were altered making users unable to access multiple folders within their profiles.

Summary

Pros:
Free, works on my network of Vista and XP computers, easy to use interface (really simple).

Cons:
Why did my Vista computers have security permissions changed after running this utility the first time? Really strange. This was the only reason I didn't give it five stars. Would also be nice to get an estimated time remaining for the job.

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1 stars

"Trojan detected"

March 14, 2010  |  By tedburns

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.8.15

Pros

None noted

Cons

Appears to contain a Trojan: Not-a-virus:Client-SMTP.Win32.JMail.45

Summary

When installing my anti-virus (Comodo) detected this:
Not-a-virus:Client-SMTP.Win32.JMail.45
Not-a-virus:Client-SMTP.Win32.JMail.45 is a dangerous banking Trojan that steals sensitive data such as bank account passwords and credit card details. Not-a-virus:Client-SMTP.Win32.JMail.45 may be downloaded from a malicious site or obtained via an infected email. However, Not-a-virus:Client-SMTP.Win32.JMail.45 is typically installed by other Trojan-Downloaders.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.8.15
Version 9.8.15 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher AutoBAUP
Publisher web site http://www.backupsoftware.cc
Release Date January 20, 2009
Date Added January 20, 2009
Version 9.8.15
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 3.x, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.07MB
File Name SecondBackupSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 532,993
Downloads Last Week 331
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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