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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,650
United States Rank #4,613
Reach 0.0540%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.55 days
753.78 days >
Average installed length: 396.06 days


4.03.0300 6.10%
4.02.0303 20.66%
4.02.0227 19.06%
4.02.0226 0.28%
4.02.0218 2.63%
4.01.0303 32.30%
4.01.0227 17.84%
4.01.0226 0.66%
4.01.0218 0.47%

Maxtor Manager

What is Maxtor Manager?

Maxtor Manager is a program installed from the external Maxtor OneTouch Hard Drive.


Maxtor Manager is a program developed by Seagate Technology. The most used version is 4.01.0303, with over 98% 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 main program executable is MaxMenuMgr.exe. The software installer includes 165 files and is usually about 23.2 MB (24,327,480 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 77% of users of Maxtor Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.maxtorsolutions.com
Help link: www.seagate.com/redirects/support/onetouch_iv/en-us
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Maxtor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4D36E953-4456-4F8F-BC44-90BC4AA59889}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 23.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Maxtor Manager

Program executable:MaxMenuMgr.exe
Name:MSS & OneTouch Application
Maxtor Status Icon
Path:C:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch Status\MaxMenuMgr.exe
Additional files:
  • DRVIFNT.dll - Seagate External Drive Interface (DRVIFXX DLL)
  • mxoofb.dll - mxoofb Dynamic Link Library (mxoofb DLL)
  • SFEConfiguration.dll - Seagate Folder Encryption (Configuration Interface)
  • SFECopier.dll - Copier Interface
  • SFECrypto.dll - Crypto Interface
  • SFELauncher.exe - Application Shell Launcher
  • SFEPassword.dll - Password Interface
  • SFEPasswordDialog.exe - Stand Alone Password Application
  • SFEPasswordDialogTChinese.dll - Localization resource DLL
  • SFEServiceIntf.dll - Service Interface
  • MssMaxMenu.dll - Maxtor Shared Storage
  • mfcDE.dll - Seagate AutoUpdate
  • mfcES.dll
  • mfcFR.dll
  • mfcIT.dll
  • mfcSCH.dll
  • mfcTCH.dll
  • UpdateCheck.exe
  • MaxtorEncryption.exe - Maxtor Encryption (Seagate Folder Encryption)
  • OT4MaxMenu.dll
  • bmr.exe - bmr Application
  • MaxUtilities.exe - Maxtor Manager
  • mufra.dll - French dll
  • muger.dll - German dll
  • muita.dll - Italian dll
  • mujpn.dll - Japanes dll
  • musch.dll - Simplified Chinese DLL
  • muspa.dll - Spanish dll
  • mutch.dll - Taditional Chinese DLL
  • BMRImageCreator.dll - OneTouch IV (BMR DLL)
  • MaxSync.exe - Sync (Sync Application Software)
  • synconf.dll - Sync API DLL
  • synconv.dll - Sync Version Converter DLL
  • SyncServices.exe - Sync Windows Services
  • SFEPasswordDialogEnglish.dll
  • SFEPasswordDialogFrench.dll
  • SFEPasswordDialogGerman.dll
  • SFEPasswordDialogItalian.dll
  • SFEPasswordDialogSChinese.dll
  • SFEPasswordDialogSpanish.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • MaxUtilities.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C3E67F9E-1813-43B7-A36D-CE66FA8033AB}' (runs on registration).
  • MaxMenuMgr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED153E98-B80B-4F85-A62A-A3B09D50FFC2}' (runs on registration).
  • SyncServices.exe runs as a service named 'Maxtor Service' (Maxtor Sync Service) "Maxtor Services for Hardware Detection".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • MaxMenuMgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'mxomssmenu' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch Status\maxmenumgr.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001747829%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006963%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010515%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:23,202
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Maxtor Manager?

You can uninstall Maxtor 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 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 Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.02%
Windows Vista 21.78%
Windows XP 12.68%
Windows 10 10.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.39%
Windows 7 Professional 9.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.72%
Windows 10 Home 4.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.81%
  United Kingdom 3.64%
  Germany 3.58%
  Canada 2.62%
  Australia 2.30%
  Italy 1.73%
  Belgium 1.28%
  France 0.89%
  Norway 0.64%
  Sweden 0.64%
  Spain 0.64%
  Israel 0.64%
  New Zealand 0.45%
  Netherlands 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.56%
Hewlett-Packard 31.27%
Acer 7.55%
Toshiba 6.80%
Intel 3.32%
ASUS 3.02%
Sahara 1.66%
Lenovo 1.51%
American Megatrends 1.36%
Samsung 1.06%
Gateway 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.91%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.60%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.68%
Dell XPS 8300 3.37%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.76%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.45%

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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