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Should I remove FreeAgent Go Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,282
United States Rank #22,273
Reach 0.0041%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 110.63 days
374.95 days >
Average installed length: 197.01 days


1.01.0045 51.25%
1.00.0039 2.50%
1.00.0032 38.75%
1.00.0025 7.50%

FreeAgent Go Tools

What is FreeAgent Go Tools?

This is the software that comes with the Seagate FreeAgent, a line of external hard drives. The FreeAgent GoFlex drives support USB 2.0, USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports), Firewire, and eSATAp (aka eSATA/USB or powered eSATA). While the drives may be supplied with different software and styling, any drive can be used as a storage device (without added functionality afforded by operating system-specific software) on any computer with appropriate port; for example any USB 2.0 drive can be used on Mac or PC if an appropriate file system is installed on the drive and supported by the computer.


The most common release is 1.01.0045, 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. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named freeagent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 43.25 MB (45,351,674 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com/support/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/freeagent-go
Help link: www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/freeagent
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{ECD43B7A-CB3B-4AF8-91F6-C460A575E411}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 43.25 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FreeAgent Go Tools

Program executable:freeagent.exe
Name:Seagate FreeAgent Tools
Path:C:\Program Files\Seagate\FreeAgent\freeagent.exe
Additional files:
  • SEADRVIFNT.dll - Seagate External Drive Interface (DRVIFXX DLL)
  • FreeAgentLauncher.exe
  • StxMenuMgr.exe
  • Encryption.exe - Seagate File Encryption (Encryption utility)
  • EncryptionFrench.dll - Seagate File Encryption French Resources
  • EncryptionSpanish.dll - Seagate File Encryption Spanish Resources
  • MaxCryptLib.dll - Encryption DLL
  • seaeng.dll - Seagate FreeAgent Tools (english.dll)
  • seafra.dll - French.dll
  • SeagateRightClkExt.dll - Right Click Shell Extension
  • SeagateRightClkExtCommon.dll - Right Click Shell Extension Common Resources
  • SeagateRightClkExtEnglish.dll - Right Click Shell Extension English Resources
  • SeagateRightClkExtFrench.dll - Right Click Shell Extension French Resources
  • SeagateRightClkExtGerman.dll - Right Click Shell Extension German Resources
  • SeagateRightClkExtItalian.dll - Right Click Shell Extension Italian Resources
  • SeagateRightClkExtSChinese.dll - Right Click Shell Extension Simplified Chinese Resources
  • SeagateRightClkExtSpanish.dll - Right Click Shell Extension Spanish Resources
  • SeagateRightClkExtTChinese.dll - Right Click Shell Extension Traditional Chinese Resources
  • seager.dll - German dll
  • seaita.dll - Italian DLL
  • seasch.dll - Simplified Chinese DLL
  • seaspa.dll - SPANISH DLL
  • seatch.dll - Traditional Chinese DLL
  • France.dll - Seagate Application (MFC DLL)
  • German.dll
  • Italian.dll
  • schinese.dll
  • Spanish.dll
  • tchinese.dll
  • StxMenu.dll - EAMES
  • SeaSync.exe - Sync (Sync Application Software)
  • seasynconf.dll - Sync API DLL
  • SeaSyncServices.exe - Sync Windows Services

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • SeagateRightClkExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name '1SeagateRightClkShlExt' with a class of {FB66CEE2-8A9D-41A9-8607-6D364DFD0CFD}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • freeagent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{41A0D491-A932-458B-923C-382665719C50}' (runs on registration).
  • StxMenuMgr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6E46FB22-B327-4DCC-BA53-A396C472FCCD}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • StxMenuMgr.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named FreeAgentLauncher.
  • SeaSyncServices.exe runs as a service named 'Seagate Sync Service' (Seagate Sync Service) "Seagate Sync Service for Hardware Detection".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • StxMenuMgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'StxTrayMenu' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Seagate\SystemTray\StxMenuMgr.exe".
  • FreeAgentLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'StxTrayMenu' which loads as C:\Program Files\Seagate\SystemTray\FreeAgentLauncher.exe C:\Program Files\Seagate\SystemTray\StxMenuMgr.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • StxMenuMgr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Seagate\SystemTray\StxMenuMgr.exe'.

How do I remove FreeAgent Go Tools?

You can uninstall FreeAgent Go Tools 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 FreeAgent Go Tools, 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 FreeAgent Go Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? 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 46.25%
Windows XP 23.75%
Windows Vista 17.50%
Windows 10 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.66%
Windows 7 Professional 10.13%
Windows 8.1 5.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.17%
  Australia 6.09%
  United Kingdom 6.09%
  Poland 3.48%
  New Zealand 2.61%
  France 1.74%
  MA 0.87%
  Singapore 0.87%
  MU 0.87%
  Colombia 0.87%
  Belgium 0.87%
  RS 0.87%
  Greece 0.87%
  Iran 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.67%
Hewlett-Packard 13.33%
Toshiba 10.00%
ASUS 8.33%
Acer 6.67%
Intel 5.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
Sony 5.00%
Gateway 5.00%
MSI 1.67%
Common models
Dell Latitude D820 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.94%
Dell Vostro 200 2.94%
Dell Vostro 1720 1.47%
Dell Vostro 1520 1.47%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.47%

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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