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Ashampoo HDD Control 2 2.09

What is Ashampoo HDD Control 2?  (from Ashampoo)

The hard drive is one of the most important components of your computer. Even if a hard drive works flawlessly, it should still be regularly checked and maintained. This way an imminent hard drive failure can be detected early and might be prevented. If suddenly major problems occur or if your hard drive even completel...  Read more


Ashampoo HDD Control 2 2.09 is a program developed by Ashampoo. 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 ahddc2_main.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 44.7 MB (46,873,508 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 39% of users of Ashampoo HDD Control 2 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control 2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control 2\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 44.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo HDD Control 2 2.09

Program executable:ahddc2_main.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo hdd control 2\ahddc2_main.exe
Additional files:
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe
  • AHDDC2_Guard.exe - Ashampoo HDDControl Guard
  • AHDDC2_Service.exe
  • Ashampoo_nLang3_Editor.exe
  • exit_AHDDC2_Main.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AHDDC2_Guard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4A54516D-3410-401F-8365-92C76B52C3EC}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AHDDC2_Main.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ashampoo HDD Control 2.
  • AHDDC2_Guard.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ashampoo HDD-Control 2 Guard.
  • AHDDC2_Service.exe runs as a service named 'Ashampoo HDD Control 2 Service' (AHDDC2) "Determines drives, S.M.A.R.T. values and information utilized by Ashampoo HDD Control 2.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AHDDC2_Guard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ashampoo HDD-Control 2 Guard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control 2\AHDDC2_Guard.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002965358%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009983%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019671%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:4.86 MB
Total CPU:0.0001683127%
Kernel CPU:0.00010072%
User CPU:0.00006759%
CPU cycles/sec:128,359
I/O reads/min:294 Bytes

How do I remove Ashampoo HDD Control 2?

Quickly and completely remove Ashampoo HDD Control 2 2.09 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Ashampoo HDD Control 2 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 Ashampoo HDD Control 2 2.09, 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 Ashampoo HDD Control 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win 8 2%
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 82.22%
Windows XP 8.89%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Windows 8 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.44%
Windows 7 Professional 12.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%
Windows 8 Underground 201... 1.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.54% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 38.54%
  United States 16.67%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  Australia 5.21%
  Belgium 5.21%
  Italy 4.17%
  Austria 3.13%
  Canada 2.08%
  Switzerland 2.08%
  France 2.08%
  BG 1.04%
  DK 1.04%
  Spain 1.04%
  Greece 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.53%
Hewlett-Packard 20.75%
American Megatrends 16.98%
Dell 15.09%
Medion 9.43%
Lenovo 3.77%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.62%
Dell XPS 8300 3.08%
HP-Pavilion KC862AA-ABD m... 3.08%
LENOVO 4334 3.08%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.08%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.08%


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