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Hardwipe 2.1.0

What is Hardwipe?  (from Big Angry Dog)

Hardwipe is a free file wiper and drive cleaner for Windows. It can be used to permanently erase, or to "hard wipe", data on disk and portable storage media in order to prevent personal or sensitive business information from ever being recovered. It can wipe entire drives, wipe files individually, and sanitize unused...  Read more


Hardwipe 2.1.0 is a program developed by Big Angry Dog. The main program executable is hwipe.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 5.71 MB (5,984,256 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 27% of users of Hardwipe come from Spain, it is also popular in the United States and Argentina.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hardwipe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hardwipe
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A7D63D6F-B6DC-40B8-BBE9-E46D6C637777}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.71 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hardwipe 2.1.0

Program executable:hwipe.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hardwipe\hwipe.exe
Additional files:
  • qtcore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qtgui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • hwshell.dll
  • hwshell64.dll
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft)

How do I remove Hardwipe?

Quickly and completely remove Hardwipe 2.1.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Hardwipe 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 Hardwipe 2.1.0, 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 Hardwipe.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 6%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.31%
Windows XP 12.68%
Windows 8 11.97%
Windows Vista 7.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.77%
Windows 7 Professional 9.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.96%
Windows 8 2.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.15% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 27.15%
  United States 21.19%
  Argentina 8.61%
  France 3.97%
  Colombia 3.31%
  Uruguay 2.65%
  Mexico 2.65%
  Netherlands 2.65%
  Poland 2.65%
  Italy 1.99%
  United Kingdom 1.99%
  Switzerland 1.32%
  Australia 1.32%
  Venezuela 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 21.11%
Dell 15.56%
Toshiba 13.33%
ASUS 7.78%
Lenovo 4.44%
Samsung 3.33%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Intel 2.22%
Sahara 2.22%
Apple 1.11%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.00%
Acer Aspire 5253G 2.00%
Dell Inspiron One 19A 2.00%
HP-Pavilion AY633AA-ABA p... 2.00%
Acer Aspire 5630 2.00%


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