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ProtectStar Data Shredder 3

What is ProtectStar Data Shredder 3?  (from ProtectStar)

ProtectStar Data Shredder Professional is a state-of-the-art
and professional tool that has won numerous awards
and that allows for secure deletion of data from
hard drives and external data storage devices. This user-friendly solution, which runs under
Microsoft Windows, enables users to efficiently
del...  Read more


ProtectStar Data Shredder 3 is a program developed by ProtectStar. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 8.37 MB (8,781,124 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 88% of users of ProtectStar Data Shredder 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Croatia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.protectstar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ProtectStar\DataShredder\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5A530221-4D0F-4ED2-ADDF-8BB1F4A10AB8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.37 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ProtectStar Data Shredder 3

  • DataShredderBoot.exe - Data Shredder (Data Shredder Boot Executable)
  • DataShredderBoot64.exe
  • DataShredderGUI3.exe - Data Shredder Executable
  • DataShredderGUI364.exe
  • DataShredderShellExt.dll - Data Shredder Shell Extension
  • DataShredderShellExt64.dll
  • DataShredderConsole.exe - Data Shredder Console Executable
  • DataShredderConsole64.exe

How do I remove ProtectStar Data Shredder 3?

Quickly and completely remove ProtectStar (TM) Data Shredder 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 ProtectStar Data Shredder 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 ProtectStar (TM) Data Shredder 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 ProtectStar Data Shredder 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 33%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Croatia 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
HP Pro 3120 Microtower PC 33.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 33.33%
Dell OptiPlex 990 33.33%


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