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4% remove it96% keep it
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Secure Drive Erase


Secure Drive Erase is a program developed by SecureDriveErase.com. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 installer includes 4 files and is usually about 3.77 MB (3,952,136 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 80% of users of Secure Drive Erase come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SecureDriveErase.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Secure Drive Erase\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Secure Drive Erase\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Secure Drive Erase

  • SDELauncher.exe (by www.SecureDriveErase.com) - Secure Drive Erase (Secure Drive Erase Launcher)
  • SecureDriveErase.exe (by www.SecureDriveErase.com)
  • SDEShortcut.vbs
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SecureDriveErase.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E29C846E-6228-4EDB-990F-3296B9296CD4}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SecureDriveErase.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SecureDriveErase' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Secure Drive Erase\SecureDriveErase.exe" /background.

How do I remove Secure Drive Erase?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 8%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 41.67%
Windows XP 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 10 Home 8.33%
Windows 10 Pro 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 8.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Israel 4.00%
  Italy 4.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.44%
Acer 22.22%
Sahara 11.11%
Dell 11.11%
Common models
HP-Pavilion AZ206AV-ABA p... 25.00%
Acer Aspire 7540 25.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 12.50%
HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook ... 12.50%
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 12.50%
Dell OptiPlex 980 12.50%


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