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Should I remove SANsurfer FC HBA Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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VersionDistribution 66.67% 33.33%

SANsurfer FC HBA Manager


SANsurfer FC HBA Manager is a program developed by QLogic. The most used version is, 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 software installer includes 20 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 64% of users of SANsurfer FC HBA Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Finland and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qlogic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\QLogic Corporation\SANsurfer
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\QLogic Corporation\SANsurfer\UninstallData\SANsurferUninstaller.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by SANsurfer FC HBA Manager

  • QLSDM.DLL - SAN/Device Mgt. & HBA Common Library
  • ql2xhai2.dll - QLogic HBAAPI 2.0 Library
  • SANsurfer.exe (by Acresso) - InstallAnywhere (LaunchAnywhere)
  • SANsurferWebServerManager.exe (by Acresso)
  • agent_library.dll
  • qlremote.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SANsurfer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB63F58C-BC73-435E-B2A9-22229890C02A}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • SANsurferWebServerManager.exe runs as a service named 'LexiCom' (LexiCom).
  • SANsurfer.exe runs as a service named 'UPSMSRMI' (UPSMSRMI).
  • qlremote.exe runs as a service named 'QLogic Management Suite Java Agent' (QLManagementAgentJava).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SANsurfer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'UPSMS' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\UPSManagementSoftware\UPSMS.exe.

How do I remove SANsurfer FC HBA Manager?

You can uninstall SANsurfer FC HBA 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 SANsurfer FC HBA 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 SANsurfer FC HBA Manager.

Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Win 10 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows Server 2003 16.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Server (R) 2008 E... 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 16.67%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.64%
  Finland 9.09%
  Netherlands 9.09%
  DK 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 80.00%
Dell 20.00%
Common models
HP ProLiant BL685c G7 33.33%
Supermicro X9DRG-QF 16.67%
HP ProLiant BL460c G1 16.67%
HP EliteBook 8560w 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 530s 16.67%


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