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Hardwipe 2.1.0

What is Hardwipe?  (from Big Angry Dog)

Hardwipe is a free file wiper and drive cleaner for Windows. It can be used to permanently erase, or to "hard wipe", data on disk and portable storage media in order to prevent personal or sensitive business information from ever being recovered. It can wipe entire drives, wipe files individually, and sanitize unused...  Read more


Hardwipe 2.1.0 is a program developed by Big Angry Dog. The main program executable is hwipe.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 5.71 MB (5,984,256 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 26% of users of Hardwipe come from Spain, it is also popular in the United States and Argentina.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hardwipe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hardwipe
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A7D63D6F-B6DC-40B8-BBE9-E46D6C637777}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.71 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hardwipe 2.1.0

Program executable:hwipe.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hardwipe\hwipe.exe
Additional files:
  • qtcore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qtgui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • hwshell.dll
  • hwshell64.dll
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft)

How do I remove Hardwipe?

You can uninstall Hardwipe 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 Hardwipe 2.1.0, 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 Hardwipe.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 7%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.03%
Windows 10 12.93%
Windows XP 12.24%
Windows Vista 6.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.33%
Windows 7 Professional 9.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.79%
Windows 8 2.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.95% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 25.95%
  United States 22.78%
  Argentina 8.86%
  France 4.43%
  Colombia 3.80%
  Uruguay 2.53%
  Mexico 2.53%
  Netherlands 2.53%
  Poland 2.53%
  Italy 1.90%
  United Kingdom 1.90%
  Switzerland 1.27%
  Australia 1.27%
  Venezuela 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.58%
Hewlett-Packard 20.43%
Dell 15.05%
Toshiba 12.90%
ASUS 7.53%
Samsung 5.38%
Lenovo 4.30%
American Megatrends 2.15%
Intel 2.15%
Sahara 2.15%
Apple 1.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.02%
Acer Aspire T180 2.02%
HP-Pavilion AY633AA-ABA p... 2.02%
Dell Inspiron One 19A 2.02%


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