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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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United States Rank #10,973
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 354.31 days


2.1.0 100.00%

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Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v.2.1.0

What is Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v.?  (from Ashampoo)

The hard drive is one of the most important components of your computer. Even if a hard drive works flawlessly, it should still be regularly checked and maintained. This way an imminent hard drive failure can be detected early and might be prevented. If suddenly major problems occur or if your hard drive even completel...  Read more


Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v.2.1.0 is a program developed by Ashampoo. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is ahddc2_main.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 43.71 MB (45,832,404 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% of users of Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v. come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0165/system-software/Ashampoo-HDD-Control-2
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control 2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control 2\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 43.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v.2.1.0

Program executable:ahddc2_main.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo hdd control 2\ahddc2_main.exe
Additional files:
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe - Update Mediator
  • defragwrapper.dll - defragwrapper
  • AHDDC2_Guard.exe - Ashampoo HDDControl Guard
  • Ashampoo_nLang3_Editor.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AHDDC2_Guard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4A54516D-3410-401F-8365-92C76B52C3EC}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AHDDC2_Main.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ashampoo HDD Control 2.
  • AHDDC2_Guard.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Ashampoo HDD-Control 2 Guard.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AHDDC2_Guard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ashampoo HDD-Control 2 Guard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control 2\AHDDC2_Guard.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002965358%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009983%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019671%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v.?

You can uninstall Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v. 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 Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v.2.1.0, 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 Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v..

Win 10 50%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.37%
Windows 7 43.33%
Windows XP 3.70%
Windows Vista 2.56%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 28.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.03%
Windows 10 Home 8.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.74%
Windows 7 Professional 8.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.43% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 50.43%
  United States 11.49%
  United Kingdom 4.52%
  Netherlands 4.12%
  Austria 2.93%
  France 2.78%
  Italy 2.67%
  Belgium 2.45%
  Australia 1.67%
  Russia 1.45%
  Spain 1.45%
  Poland 1.33%
  Czech Republic 0.93%
  Hungary 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 59.36%
Acer 9.97%
Hewlett-Packard 7.59%
Dell 6.32%
ASUS 3.94%
Samsung 1.80%
Intel 1.39%
Lenovo 1.22%
Toshiba 0.93%
American Megatrends 0.87%
Common models
MEDION MS-7848 20.98%
MEDION H81H3-EM2 10.83%
MEDION X782X 2.75%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.98%
Medion Akoya E7227 1.89%
MEDION MS-7857 1.89%

About Ashampoo

Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG is a computer software company based in Oldenburg, Germany. They are best known for Ashampoo Burning Studio and Ashampoo WinOptimizer.
Publisher URL: www.ashampoo.com


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