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3% remove it97% keep it
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HD Tune Pro

What is HD Tune Pro?

HD Tune is a benchmark and information tool for hard disks.

About  (from EFD Software)

HD Tune Pro is a hard disk / SSD utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more. HD Tune Pro is an extended version of HD Tune which includes many new features such as: write benchmark, secure...  Read more


HD Tune Pro is a software program developed by EFD Software. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named HDTunePro.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.35 MB (1,418,599 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 32% of users of HD Tune Pro come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hdtune.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hd tune pro
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HD Tune Pro\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HD Tune Pro

Program executable:HDTunePro.exe
Name:HD Tune Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\hd tune pro\HDTunePro.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - HD Tune Pro v5.50
  • HDTunePro.exe - HD Tune Pro
  • HDTuneProDriveStatus.exe - SMART Application (SMART MFC Application)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HDTunePro.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_HDTunePro_1~ENUTDH2~ARGORPC'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • HDTunePro.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HD Tune Pro.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HDTunePro.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HD Tune Pro' which loads as C:\Program Files2\HDTUNE~1\HDTUNE~1.EXE.

How do I remove HD Tune Pro?

You can uninstall HD Tune Pro 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 HD Tune Pro, 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 HD Tune Pro.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win XP 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.95%
Windows 10 45.95%
Windows XP 8.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.33%
Windows 10 Pro 9.59%
Windows 7 Professional 8.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.22%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.00% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 32.00%
  United States 26.67%
  UA 17.33%
  Germany 5.33%
  Sweden 4.00%
  Romania 2.67%
  Poland 2.67%
  Kazakstan 1.33%
  Latvia 1.33%
  GE 1.33%
  TJ 1.33%
  Estonia 1.33%
  Egypt 1.33%
  Lithuania 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.93%
Acer 20.93%
Hewlett-Packard 11.63%
Dell 6.98%
Lenovo 6.98%
Alienware 6.98%
American Megatrends 4.65%
Intel 2.33%
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Sony VGN-AR31E 1.92%
Sony SVE1511C1RB 1.92%


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