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HD Tach version 3

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HD Tach version 3 is a program developed by Simpli Software. 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 main program executable is hdtach.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 3.24 MB (3,394,838 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 43% of users of HD Tach version 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.simplisoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Simpli Software\HD Tach\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Simpli Software\HD Tach\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HD Tach version 3

Program executable:hdtach.exe
HD Tach Consumer Storage Benchmark
Path:C:\Program Files\Simpli Software\HD Tach\hdtach.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • HDTach-3-0-4-0.exe - HD Tach Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hdtach.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9C2CF57-C81D-4110-BFDB-5A6435EE3DB1}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HD Tach version 3?

Quickly and completely remove HD Tach version 3 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HD Tach version 3 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 HD Tach version 3, 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 HD Tach version 3.

Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.09%
Windows 10 21.93%
Windows XP 20.47%
Windows Vista 2.63%
Windows Server 2003 0.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 20.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.17%
Windows 7 Professional 13.57%
Windows 10 Pro 5.60%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.89%
  Germany 9.80%
  France 6.62%
  United Kingdom 4.90%
  Canada 3.92%
  Poland 3.92%
  Italy 3.19%
  Belgium 1.96%
  Czech Republic 1.96%
  Austria 1.72%
  DK 1.72%
  Australia 1.23%
  Brazil 1.23%
  Netherlands 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.42%
Acer 14.47%
Hewlett-Packard 13.16%
Intel 12.50%
Dell 10.53%
American Megatrends 2.63%
Lenovo 2.63%
Sahara 1.97%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.48%
ASUSTeK A7N8X-E 2.61%
Acer Aspire 8930 1.74%
Acer Aspire 5610 1.74%
Acer Aspire M5810 1.74%
Acer Aspire M1610 1.74%


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