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Should I remove Seagate Dashboard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,581
United States Rank #1,555
Reach 0.3142%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.75 days
169.60 days >
Average installed length: 89.11 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.2.42.0 10.96%
2.2.38.0 0.09%
2.2.29.0 43.64%
2.2.26.0 13.93%
2.2.17.0 0.09%
2.2.15.0 17.92%
2.0.3602.0 6.22%
2.0.3601.0 4.18%
2.0.3402.0 0.09%
2.0.3401.0 1.86%
2.0.29.0 1.02%

Seagate Dashboard 2.0

What is Seagate Dashboard?

This software allows the user to perform backups, adjust drive settings, and share (upload) content to social media sites. Seagate Dashboard is software that originally shipped on the Seagate Backup Plus, Seagate Slim, and Seagate Central drives.

Overview

Seagate Dashboard 2.0 is a program developed by Seagate Technology. The most used version is 2.2.29.0, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is Seagate.Dashboard.DASWindowsService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 31.15 MB of memory. The software installer includes 141 files and is usually about 165.75 KB (169,729 bytes). Nero.BackItUp.Update.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 77% of users of Seagate Dashboard come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Seagate.com
Help link: www.seagate.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{43C423D9-E6D6-4607-ADC9-EBB54F690C57}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 165.75 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Seagate Dashboard 2.0

Program executable:Seagate.Dashboard.DASWindowsService.exe
Name:Seagate Dashboard
Signed by:Seagate Technology LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate Dashboard 2.0\Seagate.Dashboard.DASWindowsService.exe
MD5:8cc57132c758f1b9614fe2e2c841fa3d
Seagate Dashboard is a utility for backing up your data and sharing and saving media on your social media networks.
Additional files:
  • resource.dll - Seagate Resource Loader for Win32 (Resource Loader for Win32)
  • BSCDRVIFNT.dll - Seagate External Drive Interface (DRVIFXX DLL)
  • DRVIFDG.dll
  • DRVIFNT.dll
  • STXDEVIF.dll
  • STXMEDIADEVIF.dll
  • DiscApi.dll - DiscAPI Dynamic Link Library
  • rpc_client.dll - Seagate Dynamic RPC Client
  • SeagateTibUrlHandler.exe - Seagate BlackArmor Backup
  • spawn.exe - Seagate Spawn Utility
  • MaxBackServiceInt.exe - MaxBackServiceInt Module
  • SeaToolsforWindows.exe - SeaTools for Windows
  • thread_pool.dll - Seagate Thread Pool (Thread Pool)
  • aszbrowsehelper.exe - Seagate DiscWizard (Seagate DiscWizard ASZ Browse Helper)
  • DiscWizard.exe
  • DiscWizardLauncher.exe
  • DiscWizardMonitor.exe - Seagate DiscWizard Monitor
  • extcmp.exe - Seagate External Comparison Server
  • prl_stat.exe - Wrapper for Parallels Report
  • tishell.dll - Seagate DiscWizard Shell Extensions
  • tishell32.dll
  • tishell64.dll
  • UpdateCheck.exe - Seagate AutoUpdate
  • BackItUp.DataModel.dll - Seagate Dashboard
  • BlackArmorBackup.exe - BlackArmor Backup
  • BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe - BlackArmor Backup Monitor
  • Controls.dll
  • Dashboard.exe
  • DataVisControl.Charts.dll
  • DBAgent.exe
  • LBFC.dll
  • LibraryBackup.dll
  • NB.dll
  • NBBridge.dll
  • NBBurn.dll
  • NBCore.exe
  • NBDataBase.dll
  • NBEngine.dll
  • NBFtp.dll
  • NBHDMgr.dll
  • NBImageReader.dll
  • NBOnlineStorage.dll
  • NBRes.dll
  • NBResIcon.dll
  • NBTask.dll
  • NBVSS_03_x32.dll
  • NBVSS_03_x64.dll
  • NBVSS_Vista_x32.dll
  • NBVSS_Vista_x64.dll
  • NBVSS_XP_x32.dll
  • NBVSSTool_x32.exe
  • NBVSSTool_x64.exe
  • TimounterMonitor.exe - Monitor for BlackArmor Backup Archive Explorer
  • expat.dll - Seagate Expat (Expat XML parser DLL)
  • GetMovInfoDll.dll - Seagate Media (GetMovInfo DLL)
  • MaxUtilities.exe - Drive Manager
  • mufra.dll - French dll
  • muger.dll - German dll
  • muita.dll - Italian dll
  • mujpn.dll - Japanes dll
  • musch.dll - Simplified Chinese DLL
  • muspa.dll - Spanish dll
  • mutch.dll - Taditional Chinese DLL
  • BasicsMenu.dll
  • SpawnCLR.dll - SpawnCLR (Spawn Support)
  • stxcon.exe - stxcon
  • FreeAgentService.exe - Sync (Sync Windows Services)
  • MaxSync.exe - Sync Application Software
  • MediaAggreService.exe
  • MediaSync.exe
  • synconf.dll - Sync API DLL
  • synconv.dll - Sync Version Converter DLL
  • SyncServicesBasics.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • tishell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {C539A15A-3AF9-4c92-B771-50CB78F5C751}.
  • tishell64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {C539A15A-3AF9-4c92-B771-50CB78F5C751}.
6 Scheduled Tasks
  • NBCore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HP Merge'.
  • DBAgent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HP DBAgent 2 0'.
  • Dashboard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CD3F7F74-14E0-4605-8658-EF027501AF35}' (runs on registration).
  • SeaToolsforWindows.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7D3C5F51-7725-43C1-BD09-C13F82977E34}' (runs on registration).
  • DiscWizardLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C8F1EA31-BB96-4E78-BC34-21286585C8C3}' (runs on registration).
  • BlackArmorBackup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'System Backup' (runs weekly on Sundays at 1:00 AM).
3 Services
  • MediaAggreService.exe runs as a service named 'Seagate Media' (FreeAgentTheater Service) "Seagate Media".
  • FreeAgentService.exe runs as a service named 'Seagate Service' (FreeAgentGoNext Service) "Seagate Service".
  • SyncServicesBasics.exe runs as a service named 'Basics Service' (Basics Service) "Basics service for hardware interaction".
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • DBAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DBAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate Dashboard 2.0\DBAgent.exe" /WinStart.
  • TimounterMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AcronisTimounterMonitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmorBackup\TimounterMonitor.exe.
  • BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmorBackup\BlackArmorBackupMonitor.exe.
  • DiscWizardMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DiscWizardMonitor.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\DiscWizardMonitor.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Dashboard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate Dashboard 2.0\Dashboard.exe'.
  • BlackArmorBackup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmorBackup\BlackArmorBackup.exe'.
Network connections
  • DBAgent.exe connects to a23-78-148-134.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com (23.78.148.134 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Seagate.Dashboard.DASWindowsService.exe
Memory:31.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007293433%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00054898%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018036%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:463,647
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:515 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:72 Bytes
105.02 KB average
DBAgent.exe
Memory:7.79 MB
Total CPU:0.0001118210%
Kernel CPU:0.00008174%
User CPU:0.00003008%
CPU cycles/sec:881,215
Switches/sec:4
I/O reads/min:81.43 KB
FreeAgentService.exe
Memory:4.77 MB
Total CPU:0.0062779041%
Kernel CPU:0.00484670%
User CPU:0.00143121%

How do I remove Seagate Dashboard?

Quickly and completely remove Seagate Dashboard 2.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Seagate Dashboard 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 Seagate Dashboard 2.0, 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 Seagate Dashboard.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.81%
Windows 8 22.93%
Windows Vista 6.69%
Windows XP 5.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.35%
Windows 7 Professional 11.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.62%
Windows 8 5.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.52%
  United Kingdom 2.36%
  Germany 2.29%
  Canada 2.16%
  Australia 1.75%
  India 1.35%
  Netherlands 1.15%
  France 0.81%
  Taiwan 0.74%
  Poland 0.74%
  Israel 0.67%
  Brazil 0.61%
  Thailand 0.54%
  South Africa 0.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.74%
Dell 22.34%
Acer 9.47%
ASUS 6.81%
Toshiba 6.49%
Lenovo 6.06%
GIGABYTE 4.57%
Sony 3.83%
Samsung 2.98%
Intel 1.60%
American Megatrends 1.60%
Alienware 1.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.39%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.71%
Dell XPS 8500 2.17%
Dell XPS 8300 1.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.22%
Dell Inspiron N5110 0.95%

About Seagate Technology

Seagate is a manufacturer of hard disk drives and has been a leader in the development of the hard disk drives since releasing the first 5.25-inch hard drive.
Publisher URL: www.seagate.com

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