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Should I remove Active@ Hard Disk Monitor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,193
United States Rank #14,367
Reach 0.0182%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.07 days
131.34 days >
Average installed length: 69.01 days


3.1.9 26.74%
3.1.6 8.36%
3.0.2 19.22%
2.1.0 4.46%
2.0.2 5.85%
1.5.20 18.38%
1.4.17 1.11%
1.3.095 5.01%
1.2.650 4.18%
1.2 6.69%

Other programs by LSoft Technologies Inc

Active@ Hard Disk Monitor


Active@ Hard Disk Monitor is a program developed by LSoft Technologies Inc. The most used version is 3.1.9, 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. The main program executable is DiskMonitor.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 15.12 MB (15,853,133 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 45% of users of Active@ Hard Disk Monitor come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lsoft.net
Help link: secure.lsoft.net/clients
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LSoft Technologies Inc\Active@ Hard Disk Monitor
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BF52A2EB-92BB-473E-9070-9E7BBF568791}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 15.12 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Active@ Hard Disk Monitor

Program executable:DiskMonitor.exe
Name:Active@ Hard Disk Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\LSoft Technologies Inc\Active@ Hard Disk Monitor\DiskMonitor.exe
Additional files:
  • DiskMonitorService.exe - Active@ Disk Monitor Service
  • DiskMonitor.exe - Active@ Hard Disk Monitor
  • DMServConfig.exe - DMServConfig Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DiskMonitorService.exe runs as a service named 'Active@ Disk Monitor' (Active@ Disk Monitor) "Active@ Disk Monitor S.M.A.R.T. monitoring service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • DiskMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DiskMonitorAdmin' and executes as "C:\Program Files\LSoft Technologies Inc\Active@ Hard Disk Monitor\DiskMonitor.exe" hide.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DiskMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DiskMonitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\LSoft Technologies Inc\Active@ Hard Disk Monitor\DiskMonitor.exe" hide.

How do I remove Active@ Hard Disk Monitor?

You can uninstall Active@ Hard Disk Monitor 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 Active@ Hard Disk Monitor, 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 Active@ Hard Disk Monitor.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.05%
Windows XP 20.61%
Windows 10 14.21%
Windows Vista 6.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.37%
Windows 7 Professional 15.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.48%
Windows 10 Home 3.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.37%
  United Kingdom 4.75%
  Germany 4.04%
  Czech Republic 3.80%
  Japan 3.33%
  Belgium 3.09%
  Canada 3.09%
  France 2.85%
  Poland 2.85%
  Netherlands 2.61%
  Italy 2.14%
  India 1.43%
  Sweden 1.43%
  Iran 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.14%
Acer 17.61%
Hewlett-Packard 15.91%
ASUS 9.09%
Intel 3.98%
American Megatrends 3.41%
Toshiba 2.84%
Medion 2.27%
Sahara 1.70%
Lenovo 1.14%
Compaq 1.14%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.42%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 1.61%
MEDION WIM2140 1.61%

About (from LSoft Technologies Inc)

LSoft's current vision is tied to a strong commitment to the latest technologies that expand the power and reach of PCs for its users.
Publisher URL: www.lsoft.net


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