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Should I remove Drive Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,012
United States Rank #9,933
Reach 0.0186%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 61.89 days
507.77 days >
Average installed length: 266.80 days


1.00.0012 99.46%
1.00.0010 0.54%

Drive Manager

What is Drive Manager?

Drive Manager software is the software bundled with various drives. Features include Backup, SecretZone, and Drive Lock (for drives that support the feature).


The most common release is 1.00.0012, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 FreeAgent-DT-WW.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 16.72 MB (17,532,978 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com
Help link: www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/freeagent
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{48B0F38D-1913-44F3-99AA-D4C55A2B038E}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 16.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Drive Manager

Program executable:FreeAgent-DT-WW.exe
Additional files:
  • BSCDRVIFNT.dll - Seagate External Drive Interface (DRVIFXX DLL)
  • UpdateCheck.exe - Seagate AutoUpdate
  • muger.dll - Maxtor Manager (German dll)
  • muita.dll - Italian dll
  • mujpn.dll - Japanes dll
  • musch.dll - Simplified Chinese DLL
  • muspa.dll - Spanish dll
  • mutch.dll - Taditional Chinese DLL
  • MaxUtilities.exe - Drive Manager
  • mufra.dll - French dll
  • BasicsMenu.dll
  • SyncServicesBasics.exe - Sync (Sync Windows Services)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MaxUtilities.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6611F7DC-E339-4337-8DF0-1F6378363365}' (runs on registration).
  • SyncServicesBasics.exe runs as a service named 'Basics Service' (Basics Service) "Basics service for hardware interaction".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UpdateCheck.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\DriveManager\UpdateCheck.exe'.

How do I remove Drive Manager?

You can uninstall Drive Manager 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 Drive Manager, 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 Drive Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.50%
Windows Vista 21.53%
Windows XP 14.17%
Windows 10 9.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.69%
Windows 7 Professional 8.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.82%
Windows 10 Home 5.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.96%
  United Kingdom 11.18%
  Canada 3.33%
  Australia 3.14%
  New Zealand 0.98%
  Italy 0.98%
  Germany 0.78%
  Poland 0.78%
  South Africa 0.59%
  France 0.59%
  Greece 0.59%
  Singapore 0.39%
  Sweden 0.39%
  Spain 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.86%
Hewlett-Packard 30.57%
Acer 10.92%
Intel 5.68%
Toshiba 2.62%
Gateway 1.75%
American Megatrends 1.31%
ASUS 0.87%
Samsung 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.83%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.76%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.76%
Dell Inspiron 546 2.07%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.07%

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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