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Drive Discovery


Drive Discovery is a software program developed by Notso Software. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 2.67 MB (2,796,091 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 80% of users of Drive Discovery come from the United States, it is also popular in Romania.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.notsosoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NotsoSoftware\DriveDiscovery\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NotsoSoftware\DriveDiscovery\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Drive Discovery

  • DriveDiscovery.exe - Drive Discovery Control Panel
  • NSSMR.exe - Drive Discovery SystemGuard
  • ddscExt.dll - driveDiscoveryrShellExtension Module (driveDiscoveryShellExtension Module)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • ddSupport.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ddscExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DrivePrivateerShellExtension' with a class of {81AD849D-641C-41AD-A638-D7AEF6FAF992}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • NSSMR.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DriveDiscoveryMemoryResident' and executes as C:\Program Files\NotsoSoftware\DriveDiscovery\NSSMR.exe.

How do I remove Drive Discovery?

Quickly and completely remove Drive Discovery 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 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Drive Discovery, 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 Discovery.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 50%
Auto-starting? 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 50.00%
Windows 10 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Windows 8.1 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Romania 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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