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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #41,461
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 490.84 days

HDD Observer

What is HDD Observer?  (from Daoisoft)

HDD Observer is a monitoring and repairing tool for your hard drives. HDD Observer can detect a lot of hard drives troubles and give a solution for them: - Monitor hard drives health, performance and temperature - Monitor hard drives activity and show it in a system tray icon - Check file system fragmentation and regis...  Read more


HDD Observer is a program developed by Daoisoft. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 14.87 MB (15,596,472 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 82% of users of HDD Observer come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: daoisoft.com
Help link: www.daoisoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Tools\HDD Observer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Tools\HDD Observer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HDD Observer

  • DTweak.UIComponents.dll - DTewak.UIComponents
  • DTweak.Base.dll - DTweak.Base
  • DTweak.Implementation.CS.dll (by Microsoft) - DTweak.Implementation.CS
  • HDD Observer.exe - HDD Observer
  • HDDObserver.Implementation.CS.dll - HDDObserver.Implementation.CS
  • HDDObserver.UI.dll - HDDObserver.UI
  • SeriousBit.Licensing.dll (by SeriousBit) - Ellipter (SeriousBit Licensing Library)
  • Smart.dll
  • Defragmenter.dll
  • HDDObserver.Service.exe - HDDObserver.Service
  • Localizator.dll (by SeriousBit) - Localizator
  • sucollector.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • BugReporting.dll - BR
  • DTweak.Implementation.DF.dll
  • DTweak.Interfaces.dll - DTweak.Interfaces
  • INT.dll
  • Utils.dll - UT
  • DTweak.Implementation.HL.dll
  • Scaners.dll
  • BR.dll
  • DevExpress.Data.v10.1.dll (by Developer Express) - DevExpress.Data
  • DevExpress.Data.v10.2.dll (by Developer Express)
  • DevExpress.Data.v11.1.dll
  • DevExpress.Data.v8.1.dll
  • DevExpress.Data.v8.2.dll
  • DevExpress.Data.v9.3.dll
  • DevExpress.Utils.v10.1.dll - DevExpress.Utils
  • DevExpress.Utils.v10.2.dll
  • DevExpress.Utils.v11.1.dll
  • DevExpress.Utils.v8.1.dll
  • DevExpress.Utils.v8.2.dll
  • DevExpress.Utils.v9.3.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v10.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraBars.Design (DevExpress.XtraBars)
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v10.2.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v11.1.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v8.1.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v8.2.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v9.3.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v10.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraEditors
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v10.2.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v11.1.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v8.1.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v8.2.dll
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v9.3.dll
  • IssSurvey.dll (by http://Raz-Soft.com) - InnoSurvey (Uninstall Survey Extension For Inno Setup)
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL (Download DLL)
  • LinqBridge.dll (by Microsoft) - LinqBridge
  • mfc90u.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • ngen.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft Common Language Runtime native compiler)
  • NgenOptimizer.exe - NgenOptimizer
  • SC.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • HDD Observer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HDD Observer.
  • HDDObserver.Service.exe runs as a service named 'HDD Observer Service' (HDD Observer Service) "Helper service for Daoisoft HDD Observer".
Startup File (User Run)
  • HDD Observer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HDD Observer' and executes as C:\Program Files\HDD Observer\HDD Observer.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HDD Observer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HDD Observer' which loads as C:\Program Files\HDD Observer\HDD Observer.exe.

How do I remove HDD Observer?

Quickly and completely remove HDD Observer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HDD Observer 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 HDD Observer, 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 HDD Observer.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.40%
Windows XP 13.89%
Windows Vista 13.13%
Windows 10 7.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.38%
Windows 7 Professional 5.85%
Windows 8.1 2.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.10% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 82.10%
  United States 5.63%
  Austria 2.05%
  Spain 1.53%
  France 1.53%
  United Kingdom 0.77%
  Italy 0.77%
  Brazil 0.51%
  Canada 0.51%
  Switzerland 0.51%
  Chile 0.51%
  Malaysia 0.51%
  Poland 0.51%
  Argentina 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 34.12%
Acer 20.85%
Hewlett-Packard 9.48%
Dell 7.11%
ASUS 5.69%
Intel 3.32%
Sahara 3.32%
Toshiba 2.84%
American Megatrends 2.37%
Samsung 1.90%
Lenovo 1.42%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7366 6.51%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.55%
MEDIONPC MS-7501 2.37%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.37%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.37%


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