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Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.0 100.00%

Ashampoo HDD Control

Overview

Ashampoo HDD Control is a program developed by Vinny27. 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 software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 16.95 MB (17,768,448 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of Ashampoo HDD Control come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo hdd control 2\lang
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{AEA62879-022F-44AA-8301-7A021A376408}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.95 MB
Language: Dutch (Netherlands)

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo HDD Control

  • 3dchartmu.ocx (by NEVRON) - NWinCtl Dynamic Link Library (NWinCtl.dll)
  • ahddc2_guard.exe (by Ashampoo Development) - Ashampoo HDDControl Guard
  • ahddc2_main.exe
  • ahddc2_service.exe
  • ash_inet2.dll (by Ashampoo) - Ashampoo Internet
  • defragwrapper.dll (by Ashampoo Development) - defragwrapper
  • dfsdks.exe (by mst software GmbH, Germany) - mst Defrag SDK (mst Defrag SDK Service)
  • events.dll
  • exit_ahddc2_main.exe
  • rmchart.dll (by Rainer Morgen) - RMChart (Charting tool based on GDI+)
  • sqlite3.dll
  • undelete.dll (by ALTAP) - Undelete DLL (File recovery library. http://www.altap.cz)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • updatemediator.exe - Update Mediator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • dfsdks.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BE2364E4-D984-4134-BBFC-9246B3B5EE9F}' (runs on registration).
  • 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.
2 Services
  • dfsdks.exe runs as a service named 'DfSdkS' (DfSdkS) "Defragmentation-Service".
  • 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 (User Run)
  • dfsdks.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'mst Defrag SDK Service' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9\DfSdkS.exe.
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

ahddc2_guard.exe
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
Switches/sec:10
70 average
ahddc2_service.exe
Memory:4.86 MB
Total CPU:0.0001683127%
Kernel CPU:0.00010072%
User CPU:0.00006759%
CPU cycles/sec:128,359
Switches/sec:1
I/O reads/min:294 Bytes
dfsdks.exe
Memory:4.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0202142381%
Kernel CPU:0.00599274%
User CPU:0.01422149%

How do I remove Ashampoo HDD Control?

Quickly and completely remove Ashampoo HDD Control 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 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, 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.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Netherlands 25.00%
  Belgium 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 7720 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 1764 33.33%

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