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Disk Health Monitor

What is Disk Health Monitor?  (from Foolish IT)

Disk Health Monitor is a real-time NT Event log monitor which scans for disk/controller errors of many types, and alerts you when a relevant event is generated. Since disk errors may occur before the Desktop Monitor can start, the event log is scanned up to the last system startup and an alert is given if one or more d...  Read more


Disk Health Monitor is a program developed by Foolish IT. 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 software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 3.42 MB (3,586,067 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 83% of users of Disk Health Monitor come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.foolishit.com/vb6-projects/disk-health-monitor
Help link: www.foolishit.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Foolish IT\Disk Health Monitor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Foolish IT\Disk Health Monitor\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Disk Health Monitor

  • DiskHealthMonitorControl.exe - Disk Health Monitor Control
  • DiskHealthMonitorService.exe - DiskHealthMonitorService (Disk Health Monitor Service)
  • DiskHealthMonitor.exe - Disk Health Monitor
  • DHM_Stop.exe - DHM_Stop
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • MSCOMCTL.OCX (by Microsoft) - MSCOMCTL (Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control DLL)
  • vbwebdownload.dll (by Mowlem) - vbWebDownload

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DiskHealthMonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Disk Health Monitor.
  • DiskHealthMonitorService.exe runs as a service named 'Disk Health Monitor Service' (DiskHealthMonitorService) "Disk Health Monitor Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DiskHealthMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Disk Health Monitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Foolish IT\Disk Health Monitor\DiskHealthMonitor.exe" /startup.

How do I remove Disk Health Monitor?

Quickly and completely remove Disk Health Monitor from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Disk Health 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Disk Health Monitor, 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 Disk Health Monitor.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 10%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Windows 7 Professional 30.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Canada 8.33%
  Australia 4.17%
  Brazil 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.44%
American Megatrends 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
Intel 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
Common models
Sony VPCEB42FM 14.29%
LENOVO 0679 14.29%
HP-Pavilion KY818AA-ABA s... 14.29%
Dell Studio XPS 1640 14.29%
Dell OptiPlex 960 14.29%
Dell ME051 14.29%


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