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Should I remove HDGUARD 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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VersionDistribution 14.29% 14.29% 14.29% 14.29% 14.29% 28.57%



HDGUARD 8 is a software program developed by Ramcke DatenTechnik GmbH. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 29 files. The installed file iUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 42% of users of HDGUARD 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rdt-global.com
Help link: www.rdt-global.de/contact_en.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\RDT Global\HDGUARD\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9D9E73D0-FE99-4303-8210-22D8E35B05A6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HDGUARD 8

  • iUpdate.exe - RDT - Update Service
  • HDmaster.dll - HDGUARD.master (supports functionality for HDGUARD.master and HDGUARD)
  • HDMCompress.dll
  • HDMShare.dll - HDGUARD.master Share DLL
  • iUpdWebSrv.dll - iUpdWebSrv
  • HDScript.exe - HDScript (HDGUARD - Script Control)
  • HDDark.exe - HDGUARD
  • HDExcptWiz.exe - HDGUARD Exception Wizard
  • HdgInterf.dll - HDGUARD Interface DLL
  • HdgInterf64.dll
  • HDGUARD.dll
  • HDGUARD.exe
  • HDGUARDTeacherConsole.exe - HDGUARD Teacher Console
  • HDhks32.dll - HDGUARD Hook DLL
  • HDhks32.exe - HDGUARD Hook Service
  • HDhks64.dll
  • HDhks64.exe
  • hdsched.exe - HDGUARD Task Scheduler
  • HDSerPak.exe - Serialcode Packer
  • HDSrv.exe - HDGUARD Service
  • HDStat.exe - HDGUARD status tray icon
  • HDVirWiz.exe - HDGUARD AntiVirus Wizard
  • RdtGateLib.dll (by -) - RdtGateLib
  • HdgProxy.exe (by RDT Global) - HDGUARD.proxy Service
  • HDGUARDmm.dll
  • HDScrCap.exe
  • iUpdate.dll

How do I remove HDGUARD 8?

Quickly and completely remove HDGUARD 8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HDGUARD 8 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 HDGUARD 8, 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 HDGUARD 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 14%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 8 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 10 Pro 14.29%
Windows 7 Enterprise 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.67%
  Germany 25.00%
  Australia 16.67%
  Switzerland 8.33%
  Austria 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 40.00%
Acer 20.00%
Medion 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7366 20.00%
LENOVO 2465C44 20.00%
Dell Dell System XPS 15... 20.00%
LENOVO 3212CR6 20.00%
Acer Aspire X3900 20.00%


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