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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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Encryption Plus Hard Disk


Encryption Plus Hard Disk is a software program developed by GuardianEdge Technologies. The most common release is 7.2.0, 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 launchephd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 8.36 MB (8,771,192 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.guardianedgetechnologies.com
Help link: www.guardianedgetechnologies.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GuardianEdge Technologies\EP Hard Disk\User\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FD1BFE79-D8DA-4F6B-AD94-51CCF4F71F0D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.36 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Encryption Plus Hard Disk

Program executable:launchephd.exe
Name:EP Hard Disk: LaunchEPHD Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\guardianedge technologies\ep hard disk\user\launchephd.exe
Additional files:
  • ClientUtility.dll - EP Hard Disk: ClientUtility Dynamic Link Library
  • FormatEPFS.dll - EP Hard Disk: FormatEPFS Dynamic Link Library
  • UserModule.exe - Encryption Plus Hard Disk User Program
  • ephd_driver.dll - ephd_driver Dynamic Link Library
  • ephd_errlog.dll - ephd_errlog Dynamic Link Library
  • EpDefrag.exe - EP Hard Disk: EpDefrag Utility
  • Recovery.exe - EP Hard Disk: Recovery Utility
  • EphdGate.dll - EphdGate Dynamic Link Library
  • PCGProt.exe - EP Hard Disk: PCGProt Utility
  • KbdVer.dll - EP Hard Disk: KbdVer.dll
  • RunSetup.exe - RunSetup Application (RunSetup MFC Application)
  • DISrv.exe - EP Hard Disk: DISrv
  • EPHDManager.exe - EP Hard Disk (Provides services for the EP Hard Disk client.)
  • EPHDManagerPS.dll - EPHDManagerPS Dynamic Link Library
  • EPHDMgr.dll - EPHDMgr Dynamic Link Library
  • EPHDScan.dll - EPHDScan Dynamic Link Library
  • ephdxlat.dll - EPHDXlat Dynamic Link Library
  • Hook.dll - EPHD (Hook)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • PCGProt.exe runs as a service named 'PCG Protect' (PCG Protect).
  • DISrv.exe runs as a service named 'EphdXlatService' (EphdXlatService).
  • EPHDManager.exe runs as a service named 'EPHDManager' (EPHDManager) "Provides services for the EP Hard Disk client.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LaunchEPHD.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EPHD User' which loads as "C:\Program Files\GuardianEdge Technologies\EP Hard Disk\User\LaunchEPHD.exe".

How do I remove Encryption Plus Hard Disk?

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Or, you can uninstall Encryption Plus Hard Disk 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 Encryption Plus Hard Disk, 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 Encryption Plus Hard Disk.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
HP EliteBook 8730w 33.33%
Dell Precision WorkSt... 33.33%
Dell Latitude E6400 33.33%


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