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HD Tach version 3


HD Tach version 3 is a program developed by Simpli Software. 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 hdtach.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 3.24 MB (3,394,838 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 41% of users of HD Tach version 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.simplisoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Simpli Software\HD Tach\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Simpli Software\HD Tach\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HD Tach version 3

Program executable:hdtach.exe
HD Tach Consumer Storage Benchmark
Path:C:\Program Files\Simpli Software\HD Tach\hdtach.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • HDTach-3-0-4-0.exe - HD Tach Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hdtach.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C7751638-FC34-4917-90BB-AC7DCB38BDF1}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HD Tach version 3?

Quickly and completely remove HD Tach version 3 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HD Tach version 3 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 HD Tach version 3, 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 HD Tach version 3.

Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.53%
Windows XP 22.74%
Windows 8 16.05%
Windows Vista 2.68%
Windows Server 2003 1.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 23.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.80%
Windows 7 Professional 15.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.03%
Windows 8.1 3.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.68%
  Germany 10.45%
  France 7.34%
  United Kingdom 4.52%
  Canada 4.24%
  Poland 4.24%
  Austria 2.26%
  Italy 2.26%
  Belgium 1.98%
  DK 1.98%
  Czech Republic 1.69%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Sweden 1.41%
  Australia 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 17.16%
Intel 15.67%
Acer 12.69%
Hewlett-Packard 12.69%
Dell 11.19%
American Megatrends 2.99%
Sahara 2.24%
Lenovo 1.49%
Common models
ASUSTeK A7N8X-E 2.73%
Acer Aspire M5810 1.82%
ASUS All Series 1.82%
Dell MP061 1.82%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 1.82%


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