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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,021
United States Rank #19,022
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Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.83 days
54.13 days >
Average installed length: 28.44 days


1.0.174 13.77%
1.0.173 9.71%
1.0.172 76.52%

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Samsung Drive Manager

What is Samsung Drive Manager?  (from Clarus)

Samsung Drive Manager is software bundled with Samsung external drives. It is an upgraded tool which provides users with a unified user interface to adjust settings for various features.


Samsung Drive Manager is a program developed by Clarus. The most used version is 1.0.172, 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. 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 main program executable is drive manager.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 53.83 MB (56,441,700 bytes). XUpdate.exe 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 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 23% of users of Samsung Drive Manager come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Brazil and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.clarussoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Clarus\Samsung Drive Manager
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9F1A6A24-4901-42F6-A355-5DD2B82E62AE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 53.83 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Samsung Drive Manager

Program executable:drive manager.exe
Name:Samsung Drive Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\clarus\samsung drive manager\drive manager.exe
Additional files:
  • AccaToolPtCore.dll - Samsung Drive Management Core
  • XUpdate.exe - Samsung Drive Manager Updater
  • Portable SecretZone.exe - Samsung Portable SecretZone
  • AccaToolPt.dll - Samsung Drive Management
  • ABCore.dll - Samsung AutoBackup Core
  • AccaSv.exe - Samsung Drive Manager (Samsung Drive Manager Support Uninstall)
  • AB.dll - Samsung AutoBackup
  • SZ.dll - Samsung SecretZone
  • AccaToolPsCore.dll - AccaToolPsCore
  • AccaToolStCore.dll - AccaToolStCore
  • SecureMgrCore.dll - SecureMgrCore
  • ABRTMonCore.dll - ABRTMonCore
  • AccaDevInf.dll - AccaDevInf
  • AccaDevMon.dll - AccaDevMon
  • AccaHelper.dll - AccaHelper
  • AccaToolPs.dll - AccaToolPs
  • AccaToolSt.dll - AccaToolSt
  • IsHelper.dll - Clarus SPI (Information SecretZone)
  • SecureMgr.dll - SecureMgr
  • ABDBCore.dll - ABDBCore
  • SZDBCore.dll - SZDBCore
  • SZDrvMon.exe - SZDrvMon
  • SZDrvSvc.exe - SZDrvSvc
  • ABRTMon.exe - ABRTMon
  • XHelper.dll - XHelper
  • SZCore.dll - SZCore
  • mvd23.sys - Virtual Disk Driver for SecretZone
  • mdf16.sys - Filter Driver for SecretZone (Driver for SecretZone)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Drive Manager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9FB37EAB-F85F-4EAF-8436-7AF2D88D5A16}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Drive Manager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Clarus_Drive_Manager.
  • SZDrvSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Samsung Drive Manager Service' (SZDrvSvc) "Samsung Drive Manager Service".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • Drive Manager.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #1' which loads as C:\Program Files\Clarus\Samsung Drive Manager\Drive Manager.exe -Hide /RestartByRestartManageC:5FDD2DED-935F-445a-B67A-F228EF52DF17 /RestartByRestartManageC:A5BF42B7-4418-423f-91E5-71922258DD52 /Resta.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Drive Manager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Clarus Drive Manager' which loads as C:\Program Files\Clarus\Samsung Drive Manager\Drive Manager.exe -Hide.

How do I remove Samsung Drive Manager?

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

Win 8 48%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 47.68%
Windows 7 46.96%
Windows Vista 3.04%
Windows XP 2.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.27%
Windows 8.1 13.08%
Windows 10 Home 12.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.92%
Windows 7 Professional 8.72%
Windows 10 Pro 6.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.71% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 22.71%
  Brazil 14.86%
  Italy 14.29%
  France 12.00%
  United States 11.00%
  Germany 2.86%
  Spain 1.86%
  Australia 1.71%
  Sweden 1.29%
  Czech Republic 1.29%
  Argentina 1.14%
  Hungary 1.00%
  Slovakia 0.86%
  Poland 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.31%
Acer 20.31%
ASUS 16.41%
Dell 15.63%
Samsung 9.38%
Toshiba 6.25%
Lenovo 5.47%
Intel 1.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.17%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.24%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.85%


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