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5% remove it95% keep it
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VersionDistribution 4.00% 4.00% 4.00% 12.00% 8.00% 36.00% 4.00% 4.00% 8.00% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00% 4.00%

Drive Bender


Drive Bender is a software program developed by Division-M. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named DriveBenderService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 28.03 MB (29,386,813 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 67% of users of Drive Bender come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.drivebender.com
Help link: support.drivebender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Division-M\Drive Bender\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8D97B67B-0A84-4E7C-8910-AD81ECCEC233}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 28.03 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Drive Bender

Program executable:DriveBenderService.exe
Name:Drive Bender
Drive Bender Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Drive Bender\DriveBenderService.exe
Additional files:
  • DriveBenderCommon.dll - Drive Bender Common Library
  • DriveBenderSmartService.exe - Drive Bender SMART Service
  • WPFPercentDuplicateMeter.dll - WPFPercentDuplicateMeter
  • InstallHelperLibrary.dll - Install Helper Library
  • DriveBenderConsole.exe - Drive Bender Console
  • DriveBenderManager.exe - Drive Bender Manager
  • WPFPercentUsedMeter.dll - WPFPercentUsedMeter
  • DriveBenderTray.exe - Drive Bender Tray
  • WPFReadWriteMeter.dll - WPFReadWriteMeter
  • DriveBender.dll - Drive Bender (Drive Bender Library)
  • DriveBenderService.exe - Drive Bender Service
  • DriveBenderSmart.dll - Drive Bender Smart Library
  • pri2plgnnapa.dll (by Promise Technology INC) - Promise I2 API Plug-In for HBA Dynamic Linking Library (Promise I2 API Plug-In for HBA DLL)
  • RemObjects.InternetPack.dll (by RemObjects Software) - RemObjects Internet Pack for .NET
  • fnp_act_installer.dll (by Macrovision Europe) - FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit) (Activation Licensing Service Installer)
  • afaapi.dll (by Adaptec) - Adaptec Storage Manager (Adaptec RAID Code API Library)
  • RemObjects.SDK.dll (by RemObjects Software) - RemObjects SDK for .NET
  • RemObjects.SDK.Server.dll
  • RemObjects.SDK.ZLib.dll
  • storarc.dll (by Adaptec) - Adaptec RAID Code (ARC) Library
  • bc_vbdll.dll (by Ciprico) - RAIDCore Interface DLL
  • WPFFileTypesChart.dll - WPFFileTypesChart
  • IsLicense50.dll (by Soraco Technologies) - IsLicense Module
  • detrc.dll (by Ciprico) - RAIDCore bcadm
  • QlmLicenseLib.dll (by Soraco Technologies) - QlmLicenseLib
  • PSTaskDialog.dll (by Pioneer Software) - PSTaskDialog
  • SmartInspectConsole.exe (by Gurock Software GmbH) - SmartInspect (SmartInspect Console)
  • storectrl.dll (by LSI) - StoreLibTest
  • storelibir-2.dll (by LSI) - StoreLibIR-2
  • storelibir.dll - StoreLibIR
  • EurekaLog.dll (by EurekaLab s.a.s) - EurekaLog
  • storelib.dll - StoreLib
  • deta.dll
  • detjm.dll
  • detp.dll
  • detw.dll
  • detw64.dll
  • DriverUtility.exe
  • libxml2.dll
  • prdecode.dll (by Promise Technology INC) - Promise I2 API Decode DLL
  • prerrlog.dll - Promise Error Handler DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • DriveBenderSmartService.exe runs as a service named 'Drive Bender SMART Service' (DriveBenderSmart) "The Drive Bender SMART service is responsible for obtaining and processing S.M.A.R.T. data from managed drives.".
  • DriveBenderService.exe runs as a service named 'Drive Bender Service' (DriveBender) "The Drive Bender service is responsible for managing the Drive Bender drive pools and mount points.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DriveBenderTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'New Value' which loads as C:\Program Files\Division-M\Drive Bender\DriveBenderTray.exe.

How do I remove Drive Bender?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.00%
Windows 8 24.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.83%
Windows 7 Professional 20.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.17%
Windows 10 Pro 4.17%
Windows 8 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Germany 6.67%
  Australia 3.33%
  IQ 3.33%
  Hungary 3.33%
  United Kingdom 3.33%
  Portugal 3.33%
  LY 3.33%
  Netherlands 3.33%
  Egypt 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.25%
ASUS 18.75%
Acer 18.75%
Dell 12.50%
Intel 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.76%
ASUSTeK N56VJ 5.88%
Supermicro X8DTL 5.88%
LENOVO 3664AH8 5.88%
MSI MS-7681 5.88%
Hewlett-Packard 700-130 5.88%


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