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Should I remove CheckDrive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,697
United States Rank #11,656
Reach 0.2623%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.63 days
579.07 days >
Average installed length: 304.26 days


4.4 67.84%
4.0 4.29%
3.0 19.95%
1.07 0.16%
1.05 0.03%
1.04 0.35%
1.02 2.91%
1.01 2.56%
1.00 1.90%


What is CheckDrive?  (from Abelssoft GmbH)

CheckDrive offers you an easy way to check your hard drives for errors. CheckDrive may detect and fix hard drive errors that might appear on system crashes or when switching off your PC without a proper Windows shutdown. If you ever had a system crash then CheckDrive is for you.CheckDrive offers you an easy way of chec...  Read more


CheckDrive is a program developed by Abelssoft GmbH. The most used version is 4.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 CheckDrive.exe. The software installer includes 82 files and is usually about 34.53 MB (36,212,057 bytes). AbUpdater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 76% of users of CheckDrive come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abelssoft.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CheckDrive\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CheckDrive\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 34.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CheckDrive

Program executable:CheckDrive.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\CheckDrive\CheckDrive.exe
Additional files:
  • CheckDriveBackgroundGuard.exe - CheckDriveBackgroundGuard
  • AbLiteRegistration.dll - AbLiteRegistration
  • AbFlexTransEditor.exe - AbFlexTransEditor
  • AbBugReporter.dll - AbBugReporter
  • AbUpdater.dll - AbUpdater
  • DevExpress.XtraCharts.v11.1.dll (by Developer Express) - XtraCharts(tm) SUITE SOFTWARE COMPONENT PRODUCT (DevExpress.XtraCharts)
  • DevExpress.XtraCharts.v11.1.UI.dll (by Developer Express) - DevExpress.XtraCharts.UI
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraBars.Design (DevExpress.XtraBars)
  • DeviceNotificationService.dll (by Ascora GmbH) - DeviceNotificationService
  • DevExpress.Printing.v11.1.Core.dll - DevExpress.Printing.Core
  • ExtendedDotNET.Controls.dll (by WSoft) - ExtendedDotNET.Controls (Extended.NET Controls)
  • DevExpress.Charts.v11.1.Core.dll - DevExpress.Charts.Core
  • DevExpress.OfficeSkins.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.OfficeSkins
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraEditors
  • DevExpress.BonusSkins.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.BonusSkins
  • DevExpress.XtraLayout.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraLayout
  • DevExpress.XtraGrid.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraGrid
  • AbSettingsKeeper.dll (by Ascora) - AbSettingsKeeper
  • DevExpress.Utils.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.Utils
  • AbNewsletterAbo.dll - AbNewsletterAbo
  • DevExpress.Data.v11.1.dll - DevExpress.Data
  • AbStartManager.dll - AbStartManager
  • AbFlexTrans.dll (by Ascora) - AbFlexTrans
  • AbScheduler.dll - AbScheduler
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • AbMessages.dll - AbMessages
  • CheckDrive.exe (by Ascora GmbH) - CheckDrive
  • Controller.dll - Controller
  • AbCommons.dll - AbCommons
  • VistaApi.dll - Vista Api
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 1.0)
  • nunit.framework.dll (by NUnit.org) - NUnit
  • closeapp.exe
  • TaskScheduler.dll (by Dennis Austin) - Task Scheduler Class Library
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CheckDrive.exe is scheduled as a task named 'CheckDrive Scan' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 13:56).
  • CheckDriveBackgroundGuard.exe is scheduled as a task named 'CheckDriveBackgroundGuard'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • CheckDrive.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named StartBackgroundguardWithWindows.
  • CheckDriveBackgroundGuard.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CheckDriveBackgroundGuard.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CheckDriveBackgroundGuard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CheckDriveBackgroundGuard' which loads as C:\Program Files\CheckDrive\CheckDriveBackgroundGuard.exe -m.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:44.52 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0012437966%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00050063%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00074316%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:540,292
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:26.04 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:136 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove CheckDrive?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 0%
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 66.72%
Windows 8 17.58%
Windows XP 8.61%
Windows Vista 7.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.85%
Windows 7 Professional 10.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.64%
Windows 8.1 6.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.79% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 75.79%
  United States 5.54%
  Belgium 3.26%
  Austria 2.91%
  Netherlands 1.48%
  Italy 1.21%
  United Kingdom 1.12%
  France 1.04%
  Switzerland 0.99%
  Australia 0.71%
  Spain 0.49%
  Poland 0.49%
  Hungary 0.47%
  Canada 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 32.22%
Acer 18.91%
Dell 10.34%
Hewlett-Packard 9.51%
ASUS 6.54%
Intel 2.58%
Sahara 2.42%
American Megatrends 2.09%
Toshiba 2.09%
Lenovo 1.87%
Samsung 1.54%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 6.52%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 6.23%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 5.25%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 5.06%
MEDION MS-7800 2.53%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.53%

About (from Abelssoft GmbH)

Abelssoft is a business unit of Ascora GmbH and is based in northern Germany.
Publisher URL: www.abelssoft.net


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