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Hard Disk Shield

What is Hard Disk Shield?  (from ShieldApps)

Hard Disk Shield is an advanced hard drive space cleaner that enables a detailed scan and a safe cleaning process – thus freeing up needed hard drive space. Hard Disk Shield will scan and map both local and online sections of your hard drive and will list all irrelevant files that are safe to be deleted in order to fre...  Read more


Hard Disk Shield is a software program developed by ShieldApps. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 HardDiskCleaner.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 6.37 MB (6,682,678 bytes). The installed file updater.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 those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Hard Disk Cleaner
URL: shieldapps.com/products/hard-disk-shield
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hard Disk Shield\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1BCDB2AF-408A-421D-BA01-54AF7950E8C3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.37 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hard Disk Shield

Program executable:HardDiskCleaner.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hard Disk Shield\HardDiskCleaner.exe
Additional files:
  • updater.exe (by Hard Disk Cleaner) - Hard Disk Shield (updater 1.1.9 © Hard Disk Cleaner, Inc, 2014)
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit.dll (by Component Factory) - Krypton Toolkit (ComponentFactory.Krypton.Toolkit)
  • HardDiskCleaner.exe - HardDiskCleaner
  • ObjectListView.dll (by Bright Ideas Software) - ObjectListView
  • Defrag.dll - MSDefragLib
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • LinqBridge.dll - LINQBridge
  • Helper.dll - Helper
  • Popup.exe - Popup
  • Setup.dll - Setup
  • bo.dll - bo
  • InstAct.exe - InstAct
  • SQLite.Interop.dll (by Robert Simpson, et al) - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Assembly)
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll (by http://system.data.sqlite.org/) - System.Data.SQLite Core

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Popup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HardDiskCleaner_Popup' (runs daily at 5:00 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • HardDiskCleaner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HardDiskCleaner_Start.

How do I remove Hard Disk Shield?

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

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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