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Ashampoo HDD Control


Ashampoo HDD Control is a program developed by Vinny27. 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. 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 14 files and is usually about 16.95 MB (17,768,448 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 56% of users of Ashampoo HDD Control come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo hdd control 2\lang
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{AEA62879-022F-44AA-8301-7A021A376408}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.95 MB
Language: Dutch (Netherlands)

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo HDD Control

  • 3dchartmu.ocx (by NEVRON) - NWinCtl Dynamic Link Library (NWinCtl.dll)
  • ahddc2_guard.exe (by Ashampoo Development) - Ashampoo HDDControl Guard
  • ahddc2_main.exe
  • ahddc2_service.exe
  • ash_inet2.dll (by Ashampoo) - Ashampoo Internet
  • defragwrapper.dll (by Ashampoo Development) - defragwrapper
  • dfsdks.exe (by mst software GmbH, Germany) - mst Defrag SDK (mst Defrag SDK Service)
  • events.dll
  • exit_ahddc2_main.exe
  • rmchart.dll (by Rainer Morgen) - RMChart (Charting tool based on GDI+)
  • sqlite3.dll
  • undelete.dll (by ALTAP) - Undelete DLL (File recovery library. http://www.altap.cz)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • updatemediator.exe - Update Mediator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • dfsdks.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BE2364E4-D984-4134-BBFC-9246B3B5EE9F}' (runs on registration).
  • 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.
2 Services
  • dfsdks.exe runs as a service named 'DfSdkS' (DfSdkS) "Defragmentation-Service".
  • ahddc2_service.exe runs as a service named 'Ashampoo HDD Control 2 Service' (AHDDC2) "Determines drives, S.M.A.R.T. values and information utilized by Ashampoo HDD Control 2.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • dfsdks.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'mst Defrag SDK Service' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9\DfSdkS.exe.
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
Memory:4.86 MB
Total CPU:0.0001683127%
Kernel CPU:0.00010072%
User CPU:0.00006759%
CPU cycles/sec:128,359
I/O reads/min:294 Bytes
Memory:4.04 MB
Total CPU:0.0202142381%
Kernel CPU:0.00599274%
User CPU:0.01422149%

How do I remove Ashampoo HDD Control?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 25%
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 75.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 10 Pro 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  Netherlands 33.33%
  Belgium 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 25.00%
Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 7720 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 1764 25.00%


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