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Should I remove ASUS Secure Delete?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,663
United States Rank #3,166
Reach 0.1502%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.58 days
430.04 days >
Average installed length: 225.95 days


2.00.0000 0.20%
1.00.0012 9.49%
1.00.0011 17.09%
1.00.0009 16.55%
1.00.0007 37.06%
1.00.0006 19.49%
1.00.0005 0.10%

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ASUS Secure Delete

What is ASUS Secure Delete?  (from ASUS)

Just deleting confidential files is simply not enough to guarantee the data can never be recovered, as the OS only deletes the file location, not the contents. This is particularly worrying when upgrading to a new laptop and transferring everything across - how do you guarantee no one ever recovers the data. ASUS Secur...  Read more


ASUS Secure Delete is a program developed by ASUS. The most used version is 1.00.0007, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The main program executable is ADDEL.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.38 MB (1,445,888 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 55% of users of ASUS Secure Delete come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Secure Delete\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{761C6783-D3BC-48AB-8E7C-61CE918A8436}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS Secure Delete

Program executable:ADDEL.exe
Name:ASUS SecureDelete
ASUS SecureDelete Server
Path:C:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Secure Delete\ADDEL.exe
Additional files:
  • ADST.exe - ASUS Application (ASUS SecureDelete)
  • ADDEL.exe - ASUS SecureDelete (ASUS SecureDelete Server)
  • atl80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • msvcp80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ADDEL.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Secure Delete.

How do I remove ASUS Secure Delete?

You can uninstall ASUS Secure Delete 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 Secure Delete, 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 Secure Delete.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.94%
Windows 10 22.82%
Windows XP 0.20%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.53%
Windows 7 Professional 12.96%
Windows 10 Home 8.51%
Windows 8.1 4.88%
Windows 10 Pro 2.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.93%
  Italy 3.76%
  France 3.53%
  Germany 3.53%
  Canada 3.13%
  Sweden 2.95%
  Taiwan 2.92%
  Australia 2.55%
  Israel 1.76%
  Norway 1.60%
  DK 1.55%
  United Kingdom 1.45%
  Japan 1.18%
  Netherlands 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 99.60%
Hewlett-Packard 0.25%
Acer 0.11%
Medion 0.04%
Common models
ASUSTeK U56E 16.48%
ASUSTeK UX31E 14.30%
ASUSTeK U46E 9.08%
ASUSTeK UX31A 7.27%
ASUSTeK UX32VD 4.78%
ASUSTeK U36SD 4.09%

About ASUS

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


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