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Should I remove SDFormatter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,117
United States Rank #1,532
Reach 0.6194%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.82 days
319.15 days >
Average installed length: 167.69 days


4.0.0 78.23%
3.1.0 17.66%
3.0.0 4.11%


What is SDFormatter?  (from SD Association)

This software formats all SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and SDXC memory cards. SD Formatter provides quick and easy access to the full capabilities of your SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. The SD Formatter was created specifically for memory cards using the SD/SDHC/SDXC standards. It is strongly recommended to use ...  Read more


SDFormatter is a program developed by SD Association. The most used version is 4.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is SDFormatter.exe. The software installer includes 118 files and is usually about 3.61 MB (3,786,080 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 37% of users of SDFormatter come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sdcard.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SDA\SD Formatter\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A5355F15-F98B-4704-9BAE-E53B9FE48F48}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SDFormatter

Program executable:SDFormatter.exe
Name:SD Formatter V4.0.0.0
Format Tool for SD Card [Normal Area Only]
Path:C:\Program Files\SDA\SD Formatter\SDFormatter.exe
Additional files:
  • SDFormatter.exe (by TRENDY) - SD Formatter V4.0.0.0 (Format Tool for SD Card [Normal Area Only])
  • DLL32nt.dll
  • SDFormatterCHS.dll
  • SDFormatterCHT.dll
  • SDFormatterJPN.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SDFormatter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP_Configuration_Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP_410'.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SDFormatter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SDA\SD Formatter\SDFormatter.exe'.

How do I remove SDFormatter?

You can uninstall SDFormatter 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 SDFormatter, 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 SDFormatter.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.06%
Windows 10 38.67%
Windows XP 4.80%
Windows Vista 2.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.78%
Windows 7 Professional 12.33%
Windows 10 Home 10.24%
Windows 10 Pro 8.66%
Windows 8.1 5.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.25%
  Germany 9.14%
  United Kingdom 6.49%
  France 5.23%
  Italy 5.08%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  Canada 2.47%
  Spain 2.28%
  DZ 2.13%
  MA 1.84%
  Japan 1.53%
  Australia 1.50%
  Brazil 1.16%
  Sweden 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.05%
Dell 19.89%
Acer 17.66%
ASUS 13.05%
Lenovo 5.59%
Toshiba 5.42%
Samsung 3.90%
MSI 1.18%
Intel 1.10%
American Megatrends 0.89%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.70%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.94%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.02%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.92%


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