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Should I remove ASUS Data Security Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,846
United States Rank #2,314
Reach 0.3635%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.56 days
429.61 days >
Average installed length: 225.73 days


1.00.0014 62.71%
1.00.0013 21.88%
1.00.0012 0.15%
1.00.0011 2.64%
1.00.0010 1.55%
1.00.0008 0.31%
1.00.0007 2.79%
1.00.0006 6.78%
1.00.0005 0.32%
1.00.0004 0.46%
1.00.0003 0.21%
1.00.0002 0.06%
1.00.0001 0.14%

Typically installed together

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ASUS Data Security Manager

What is ASUS Data Security Manager?  (from ASUS)

Nowadays in the world there is secure network, anti-virus to protect system, and all that, but how about securing data in the case of theft? What is the best way to secure the data on notebook? It is easy to think of password and encryption; we can use encryption software for confidential data. Here is data protection ...  Read more


ASUS Data Security Manager is a program developed by ASUS. The most used version is 1.00.0014, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is my_vault.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 4.9 MB (5,138,707 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 37% of users of ASUS Data Security Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Data Security Manager
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FA2092C5-7979-412D-A962-6485274AE1EE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS Data Security Manager

Program executable:my_vault.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\asus data security manager\my_vault.exe
Additional files:
  • InstADSMSrv.exe - InstServ Application (InstServ)
  • AdsmendecExt.dll -
  • ADSMSrv.exe - ADSMSrv
  • Bwiz.exe (by ASUSTek Computer)
  • ChkInst.dll
  • OverlayIconShlExt.dll - OverlayIconShlExt

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • AdsmendecExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ADSMEnDecExt' with a class of {8BB925EB-A385-4F4D-B463-D9CC4A4F98F5}.
  • ADSMSrv.exe runs as a service named 'ADSM Service' (ADSMService).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • My_Vault.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Data Security Manager\My_Vault.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007385926%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00069022%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004837%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,108
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:18 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove ASUS Data Security Manager?

You can uninstall ASUS Data Security 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ASUS Data Security Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ASUS Data Security Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.67%
Windows Vista 12.33%
Windows 10 7.85%
Windows XP 1.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 67.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.75%
Windows 10 Home 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.78%
Windows 7 Professional 4.64%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.40%
  France 9.63%
  Germany 7.99%
  Italy 7.93%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Netherlands 3.28%
  Australia 3.18%
  Canada 2.53%
  Spain 2.43%
  Poland 2.11%
  Sweden 1.74%
  Taiwan 1.70%
  Belgium 1.49%
  Portugal 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 99.52%
Dell 0.48%
Common models
ASUSTeK K52F 19.15%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 11.78%
ASUSTeK K52JT 6.06%
ASUSTeK K52Jc 5.73%
ASUSTeK K60IJ 3.73%
ASUSTeK K52Je 3.31%

About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer, also often called ASUS is a computer hardware & electronics company.
Publisher URL: www.asus.com


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