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Should I remove Paragon HFS+ for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,345
United States Rank #22,534
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.00 days
59.14 days >
Average installed length: 31.07 days


11.1.75 15.71%
11.1.42 15.71% 22.86% 45.71%

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Paragon HFS+ for Windows


Paragon HFS+ for Windows is a program developed by Paragon Software. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 20 MB (20,971,520 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 76% of users of Paragon HFS+ for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\paragon software\hfs+ for windows
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{429D6E81-8E1E-42E6-8AB9-025DD9157F9B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Paragon HFS+ for Windows

  • hfsplusevents.dll - HFS for Windows (HFS+ File System Driver Event Log Messages)
  • mounthfs.exe - Mount/unmount program
  • apmwin.sys - Apple Partition Map Driver
  • csvol.sys - Core Storage Volumes Driver
  • gpt_loader.sys - GUID Partition Table Support Driver
  • hfsplus.sys - HFS+ File System Driver
  • hfsplusrec.sys - HFS+ File System Recognizer
  • mounthlp.sys - HFS+ Mounter Helper Driver
  • updater.exe - Paragon Updater
  • apmwinsrv.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HFS+ Updater.
  • apmwinsrv.exe runs as a service named 'apmwinsrv' (apmwinsrv) "ApmWin service".

How do I remove Paragon HFS+ for Windows?

You can uninstall Paragon HFS+ for Windows 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 Paragon HFS+ for Windows, 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 Paragon HFS+ for Windows.

Win 10 90%
Win 7 (SP1) 10%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 90.00%
Windows 7 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 45.71%
Windows 10 Pro 37.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.29%
Windows 7 Professional 4.29%
Windows 10 Enterprise 2.86%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 1.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.42%
  Germany 5.66%
  Italy 4.72%
  Hong Kong 2.83%
  Singapore 2.83%
  Canada 1.89%
  Japan 1.89%
  France 0.94%
  United Kingdom 0.94%
  Greece 0.94%
  Netherlands 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.42%
Dell 16.98%
Lenovo 16.98%
ASUS 11.32%
Apple 9.43%
Acer 5.66%
Sony 3.77%
Intel 1.89%
Toshiba 1.89%
MSI 1.89%
Medion 1.89%
Alienware 1.89%
Common models
HP HP Pavilion Desktop PC... 3.33%
ASUS All Series 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100-64... 1.67%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro13,3 1.67%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro12,1 1.67%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro11,1 1.67%

About Paragon Software

Paragon Software (aquired by MicroProse) was a video games developer that released titles may platforms including the PC.
Publisher URL: www.paragon-software.com


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