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7% remove it93% keep it
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2.60.0050 89.36%
2.50.0031 10.64%

Maxtor Central Axis Manager

What is Maxtor Central Axis Manager?  (from Seagate Technology)

The Central Axis hardware/software solution that integrates high-capacity storage backup, remote access, and sharing. Central Axis makes it easy to securely share files and access them over the web while delivering peace of mind through a reliable, automatic backup process. You receive the Central Axis hardware and the...  Read more


Maxtor Central Axis Manager is a software program developed by Seagate Technology. The most common release is 2.60.0050, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 32 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 79% of users of Maxtor Central Axis Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/central-axis-client-master
Help link: www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Maxtor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{560EFF7F-252D-4841-89CD-4EEB76D5FC1F}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly

Program filesFiles installed by Maxtor Central Axis Manager

  • DRVIFNT.dll - Seagate External Drive Interface (DRVIFXX DLL)
  • SFELauncher.exe - Seagate Folder Encryption (Application Shell Launcher)
  • MaxBackService.exe - MaxBackService Module
  • mfcDE.dll - Seagate AutoUpdate
  • mfcES.dll
  • mfcFR.dll
  • mfcIT.dll
  • mfcSCH.dll
  • mfcTCH.dll
  • UpdateCheck.exe
  • MaxUtilities.exe - Maxtor Manager
  • mufra.dll - French dll
  • muger.dll - German dll
  • muita.dll - Italian dll
  • musch.dll - Simplified Chinese DLL
  • muspa.dll - Spanish dll
  • mutch.dll - Traditional Chinese DLL
  • MssMaxMenu.dll - Central Axis
  • SyncServices.exe - Sync (Sync Windows Services)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SyncServices.exe runs as a service named 'Maxtor Service' (Maxtor Sync Services) "Maxtor Services for Hardware Detection".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001271480%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011279%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001436%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:27,286
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:30 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Maxtor Central Axis Manager?

You can uninstall Maxtor Central Axis Manager 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 Maxtor Central Axis Manager, 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 Maxtor Central Axis Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.70%
Windows Vista 19.15%
Windows 10 17.02%
Windows XP 2.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.79%
Windows 7 Professional 17.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.89%
Windows 10 Home 6.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.87%
  Germany 8.45%
  Belgium 2.82%
  Italy 2.82%
  Netherlands 2.82%
  Israel 1.41%
  Poland 1.41%
  Sweden 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.71%
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Acer 9.52%
Lenovo 7.14%
Intel 4.76%
ASUS 4.76%
Toshiba 2.38%
Sony 2.38%
Medion 2.38%
Common models
Dell Dell XPS430 5.13%
Dell Inspiron 1526 5.13%
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.13%
Hewlett-Packard p6620f 5.13%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X505 2.56%
Sony VPCF23L1E 2.56%

About Seagate Technology

Seagate is a manufacturer of hard disk drives and has been a leader in the development of the hard disk drives since releasing the first 5.25-inch hard drive.
Publisher URL: www.seagate.com


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