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Should I remove HDD Regenerator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,619
United States Rank #7,006
Reach 0.1524%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.83 days
260.55 days >
Average installed length: 136.90 days


20.11.0011 61.65%
1.71.0012 35.62%
1.61.0011 2.73%

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HDD Regenerator

What is HDD Regenerator?  (from Abstradrome)

Hard disk drive is an integral part of every computer. It stores all your information. One of the most prevalent defects of hard drives is bad sectors on the disk surface. Bad sectors are a part of the disk surface which contains not readable, but frequently necessary information. As a result of bad sectors you may hav...  Read more


HDD Regenerator is a software program developed by Abstradrome. The most common release is 20.11.0011, 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 primary executable is named HDD Regenerator.exe. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 13.05 MB (13,687,943 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 21% of users of HDD Regenerator come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.abstradrome.com/hdd.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HDD Regenerator\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{97A39919-9FEA-48B7-AB2B-4F99212D1E98}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HDD Regenerator

Program executable:HDD Regenerator.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\HDD Regenerator\HDD Regenerator.exe
Additional files:
  • hr.exe - HDD Regenerator (Setup Launcher Unicode)
  • hr2011.exe
  • HDD Regenerator.exe
  • hddreg.exe
  • hrsrv.exe
  • Purchase.exe
  • Shell.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • HDD Regenerator.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A8EC7C11-CE24-4D39-B6C5-6F99BA90DDA8}' (runs on registration).
  • hddreg.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CAF15133-9DEC-4331-9724-07EACF9B7D0E}' (runs on registration).
  • Shell.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{072CA891-B64E-4A76-8973-00E3908F5153}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Shell.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
  • hrsrv.exe runs as a service named 'hddrsrv' (hddrsrv).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • HDD Regenerator.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HDD Regenerator' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HDD Regenerator\HDD Regenerator.exe".
  • Shell.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HDD Regenerator' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HDD Regenerator\Shell.exe" /1.

How do I remove HDD Regenerator?

You can uninstall HDD Regenerator 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 HDD Regenerator, 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 HDD Regenerator.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.63%
Windows 10 28.03%
Windows XP 10.11%
Windows Vista 2.06%
Windows Server 2003 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.96%
Windows 7 Professional 11.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.05%
Windows 10 Pro 7.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.94%
  Italy 6.84%
  Spain 5.37%
  France 5.14%
  Brazil 5.01%
  Argentina 2.77%
  Germany 2.67%
  Mexico 2.64%
  United Kingdom 2.41%
  Iran 2.31%
  Egypt 2.18%
  Canada 1.73%
  Poland 1.69%
  DZ 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.51%
Dell 17.97%
Acer 17.40%
ASUS 12.70%
Lenovo 3.75%
Intel 3.17%
Toshiba 3.05%
American Megatrends 1.97%
Samsung 1.78%
Sahara 0.95%
MSI 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.50%
ASUS All Series 5.74%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.44%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 3.06%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 1.91%


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