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Should I remove HourGuard Time Sheet?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
28% remove it72% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,587
United States Rank #23,905
Reach 0.0046%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.22 days
832.50 days >
Average installed length: 437.41 days


1.53 6.15%
1.51 16.92%
1.46 26.15%

Other programs by NCH Software

HourGuard Time Sheet

What is HourGuard Time Sheet?

During installation the program will offer the user to install the NCH Toolbar, an ad-supported web browser toolbar.

About  (from NCH Software)

HourGuard makes it easy to track work hours with its simple-to-use interface. Click Start when you begin work, and Stop when you finish—the time tracking software does the rest for you, generating time sheets and even creating invoices for you. Free yourself to focus on work without worrying about logging your hours, a...  Read more


HourGuard Time Sheet is a program developed by NCH Software. The most used version is 1.46, with over 50% 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. 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 main program executable is hourguard.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 1.19 MB (1,245,553 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of HourGuard Time Sheet come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.
HourGuard Time Sheet has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com/timesheet/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\HourGuard
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\HourGuard\hourguard.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HourGuard Time Sheet

Program executable:hourguard.exe
HourGuard Time Sheet
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\hourguard\hourguard.exe
Additional files:
  • hgsetup_v1.39.exe - HourGuard (HourGuard Time Sheet)
  • hgsetup_v1.40.exe
  • hourguardsetup_v1.42.exe
  • hourguardsetup_v1.44.exe
  • hourguardsetup_v1.46.exe
  • hourguardsetup_v1.51.exe
  • hourguardsetup_v1.53.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • hgsetup[1]_v1.36.exe
  • hgsetup_v1.37.exe
  • hghook.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hourguard.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HourGuardSevenDays' (Next runs on 23 Feb Tue 2016 at 6:34 PM).
Startup File (User Run)
  • hourguard.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HourGuard' and executes as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\HourGuard\hourguard.exe" -logon.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hourguard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HourGuard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\HourGuard\hourguard.exe" -logon.

How do I remove HourGuard Time Sheet?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 28%
Keep it 72%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.38%
Windows 8 30.77%
Windows XP 10.77%
Windows Vista 3.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 26.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.77%
Windows 8.1 9.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.15%
Windows 10 Home 4.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.98%
  United Kingdom 9.30%
  Australia 4.65%
  South Africa 3.49%
  New Zealand 3.49%
  Canada 3.49%
  India 2.33%
  RW 1.16%
  CY 1.16%
  Brazil 1.16%
  Uruguay 1.16%
  Costa Rica 1.16%
  RS 1.16%
  Finland 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.63%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Acer 14.81%
ASUS 12.96%
Toshiba 12.96%
Intel 3.70%
American Megatrends 1.85%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 3.64%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.64%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.64%
Dell Inspiron 570 3.64%
ASUSTeK X550CC 3.64%
ASUSTeK K53SD 1.82%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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