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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,789
United States Rank #4,983
Reach 0.2164%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.58 days
194.23 days >
Average installed length: 102.05 days


4.60 0.09%
4.50 0.12%

Hard Disk Sentinel PRO

What is Hard Disk Sentinel PRO?  (from HDS)

Hard Disk Sentinel Professional is a HDD/SSD monitoring and analysis application. Its goal is to find, test, diagnose and repair disk drive problems, report and display SSD and HDD health, performance degradations and failures. Hard Disk Sentinel gives complete textual description, tips and displays or reports the most...  Read more


Hard Disk Sentinel PRO is a program developed by HDS. The most used version is 4.60, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is HDSentinel.exe. The software installer includes 63 files and is usually about 23.23 MB (24,353,508 bytes). harddisksentinelupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 24% of users of Hard Disk Sentinel PRO come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Hungary.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hard Disk Sentinel\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Hard Disk Sentinel\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 23.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hard Disk Sentinel PRO

Program executable:HDSentinel.exe
Name:Hard Disk Sentinel
Hard Disk Sentinel Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\Hard Disk Sentinel\HDSentinel.exe
Additional files:
  • hdsentinel_pro_setup.exe - Hard Disk Sentinel Setup
  • install.exe
  • harddisksentinelupdate.exe (by H.D.S. Hungary) - Hard Disk Sentinel
  • hdsaction.exe (by H.D.S. Hungary) - Hard Disk Sentinel Project Engine
  • hdsctrl.exe - Hard Disk Sentinel Control
  • hdsentinel.exe - Hard Disk Sentinel Engine
  • storagetest.dll - Storage Test
  • storectrl.dll (by LSI) - StoreLibTest
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • hdsentineltray.exe - Hard Disk Sentinel Tray Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • HDSentinel.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Hard Disk Sentinel_zack'.
  • hdsctrl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E6B122D8-5B88-4EB7-850B-3AC95E4B937E}' (runs on registration).
  • hdsentineltray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7F05813B-CA31-463F-B448-913C607B2A92}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • HDSentinel.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Hard Disk Sentinel_Claudio.
  • HDSentinel.exe runs as a service named 'HardDiskSentinelService' (HardDiskSentinelService) "Hard Disk Sentinel - Service mode".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • HDSentinel.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Hard Disk Sentinel' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Hard Disk Sentinel\HDSentinel.exe".
  • hdsentineltray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Hard Disk Sentinel Tray' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Hard Disk Sentinel\HDSentinelTray.exe" /AUTORUN.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HDSentinel.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Hard Disk Sentinel' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Hard Disk Sentinel\HDSentinel.exe" /AUTORUN.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • HDSentinel.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hard Disk Sentinel\HDSentinel.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:26.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001923672%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005297%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013940%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Hard Disk Sentinel PRO?

You can uninstall Hard Disk Sentinel 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 Hard Disk Sentinel 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 Hard Disk Sentinel PRO.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.04%
Windows 10 33.29%
Windows XP 7.38%
Windows Vista 2.18%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.87%
Windows 7 Professional 11.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.41%
Windows 10 Pro 6.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.04%
  United Kingdom 12.06%
  Hungary 7.78%
  France 4.30%
  Italy 4.17%
  Germany 2.97%
  Egypt 2.59%
  Greece 2.39%
  Romania 2.36%
  Canada 2.34%
  RS 2.32%
  Netherlands 2.16%
  Russia 1.78%
  Australia 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.26%
Hewlett-Packard 18.03%
Dell 17.80%
ASUS 14.51%
Toshiba 5.22%
Lenovo 3.84%
Samsung 2.29%
American Megatrends 1.74%
Intel 1.51%
MSI 1.05%
Sahara 1.01%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.06%
HP Compaq dc7900 Converti... 1.67%
Gigabyte G41M-Combo 1.67%


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