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Should I remove STRATO HiDrive?

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 #11,668
United States Rank #49,803
Reach 0.0327%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 145.01 days
946.94 days >
Average installed length: 497.55 days



STRATO HiDrive is a program developed by STRATO AG. 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. 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 12 files and is usually about 9.81 MB (10,289,228 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 84% of users of STRATO HiDrive come from Germany, it is also popular in Netherlands and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\strato ag\strato hidrive
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\STRATO AG\STRATO HiDrive\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 9.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by STRATO HiDrive

  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • STRATO HiDrive Service.exe - STRATO HiDrive Service
  • CustomInstallActions.dll - CustomInstallActions
  • STRATO HiDrive.exe - STRATO HiDrive
  • Utilities.dll - Utilities
  • oi32.dll (by REINER SCT | KS ||) - OWOK (OWOK Interface DLL)
  • oi64.dll (by REINER SCT | KS ||)
  • OpenVpnManagement.dll - OpenVPNManagement
  • OWOKWrapper32.dll
  • OWOKWrapper64.dll
  • STRATO-HiDrive-Setup.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • STRATO HiDrive.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0450A908-5BAA-4C43-9304-6578E4C5EA96}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • STRATO HiDrive.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named STRATO HiDrive.
  • STRATO HiDrive Service.exe runs as a service named 'STRATO HiDrive Service' (STRATO HiDrive Service).

How do I remove STRATO HiDrive?

Quickly and completely remove STRATO HiDrive (remove only) from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall STRATO HiDrive 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program STRATO HiDrive (remove only), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 STRATO HiDrive.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.03%
Windows 8 24.45%
Windows Vista 4.37%
Windows XP 4.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.90%
Windows 7 Professional 16.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 6.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.11%
Windows 8.1 5.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.59% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 83.59%
  Netherlands 3.77%
  United States 3.55%
  Spain 1.77%
  Austria 1.33%
  Belgium 0.89%
  Brazil 0.44%
  Canada 0.44%
  Switzerland 0.44%
  France 0.44%
  United Kingdom 0.44%
  Sweden 0.44%
  Argentina 0.22%
  China 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.65%
Medion 19.48%
Hewlett-Packard 16.45%
Dell 15.58%
ASUS 8.23%
Lenovo 2.16%
Toshiba 1.73%
Apple 1.30%
Compaq 1.30%
Intel 1.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.73%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.73%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.11%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.48%
Acer Aspire 8930 2.48%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.48%

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SolutionHopedover a year ago
CustomInstallActions.dll is missing at removal. What to do?