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Should I remove BlackArmor Discovery?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,060
United States Rank #12,565
Reach 0.0185%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.39 days
925.94 days >
Average installed length: 486.51 days


1.40.1041.002 46.43%
1.20.0931.004 51.65%
1.10.0921.009 1.92%

Typically installed together

BlackArmor Discovery

What is BlackArmor Discovery?

The BlackArmor Discovery Software, when installed, will locate (discover) Seagate NAS devices on your current local area network (LAN) segment. The BlackArmor Thin Discovery Client allows you to discover Seagate BlackArmor NAS Servers on your network without the need to install the entire Discovery software package. This may benefit BlackArmor Administrators by allowing them to carry the Discovery tool via a portable and/or flash drive between different systems.


The most common release is 1.20.0931.004, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named BlackArmor Discovery.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 6.2 MB (6,501,700 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Seagate.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmor Discovery\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B52480BF-CCED-4DD4-8DC2-28BB750D703E}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BlackArmor Discovery

Program executable:BlackArmor Discovery.exe
Name:BlackArmor Discovery
BlackArmor Discovery Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmor Discovery\BlackArmor Discovery.exe
Additional files:
  • BlackArmor Discovery.exe - BlackArmor Discovery (BlackArmor Discovery Application)
  • RES_French.dll - BlackArmor Discovery Language Package - French
  • RES_German.dll - BlackArmor Discovery Language Package - German
  • RES_Italian.dll - BlackArmor Discovery Language Package - Italian
  • RES_Spanish.dll - BlackArmor Discovery Language Package - Spanish

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BlackArmor Discovery.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{14AD435D-FD30-42B3-B4CE-75FDBFF10CDB}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BlackArmor Discovery.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Seagate\BlackArmor Discovery\BlackArmor Discovery.exe'.

How do I remove BlackArmor Discovery?

You can uninstall BlackArmor Discovery 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 BlackArmor Discovery, 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 BlackArmor Discovery.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.86%
Windows 10 22.25%
Windows XP 5.49%
Windows Vista 4.12%
Windows Server 2003 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.75%
Windows 7 Professional 26.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.36%
Windows 10 Pro 6.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.49%
Windows 8.1 4.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.71%
  Germany 13.23%
  Austria 4.12%
  Netherlands 4.12%
  France 3.04%
  Canada 2.39%
  Australia 2.17%
  Belgium 1.52%
  South Africa 1.30%
  Sweden 1.30%
  Israel 1.30%
  Czech Republic 1.30%
  Switzerland 1.08%
  DK 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.46%
Hewlett-Packard 27.41%
Acer 11.17%
ASUS 7.61%
Medion 6.09%
Intel 3.05%
Lenovo 2.54%
American Megatrends 2.03%
Toshiba 1.52%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.58%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.05%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.29%
Dell XPS 8300 2.29%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.29%

About Seagate Technology

Seagate is a manufacturer of hard disk drives and has been a leader in the development of the hard disk drives since releasing the first 5.25-inch hard drive.
Publisher URL: www.seagate.com


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