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Should I remove Samsung Drive Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,499
United States Rank #26,153
Reach 0.0648%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.57 days
282.21 days >
Average installed length: 148.28 days


1.0.148 89.00%
1.0.147 1.43%
1.0.145 2.97%
1.0.140 6.60%

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Samsung Drive Manager

What is Samsung Drive Manager?  (from Clarus)

Samsung Drive Manager software is the software bundled with Samsung external drives. This software is for Windows computers only. Features include Backup, SecretZone, and Drive Lock (for drives that support the feature).


Samsung Drive Manager is a software program developed by Clarus. The most common release is 1.0.148, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named drive manager.exe. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 36.77 MB (38,555,316 bytes). The installed file XUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 29% of users of Samsung Drive Manager come from Brazil, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.clarussoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Clarus\Samsung Drive Manager
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9F1A6A24-4901-42F6-A355-5DD2B82E62AE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0416 -removeonly
Estimated size: 36.77 MB
Language: Portuguese (Brazil)

Program filesFiles installed by Samsung Drive Manager

Program executable:drive manager.exe
Name:Samsung Drive Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\clarus\samsung drive manager\drive manager.exe
Additional files:
  • AccaToolPtCore.dll - Samsung Drive Management Core
  • XUpdate.exe - Samsung Drive Manager Updater
  • Portable SecretZone.exe - Samsung Portable SecretZone
  • Secure Unlock_win.exe - Samsung Secure Unlocker_win (Samsung Drive Manager Secure Unlocker Win)
  • AccaToolPt.dll - Samsung Drive Management
  • ABCore.dll - Samsung AutoBackup Core
  • AccaSv.exe - Samsung Drive Manager (Samsung Drive Manager Support Uninstall)
  • Samsung_Drive_Manager.exe - Samsung Drive Manager Launcher
  • AB.dll - Samsung AutoBackup
  • SZ.dll - Samsung SecretZone
  • AccaToolPsCore.dll - AccaToolPsCore
  • AccaToolStCore.dll - AccaToolStCore
  • SecureMgrCore.dll - SecureMgrCore
  • ABRTMonCore.dll - ABRTMonCore
  • AccaDevInf.dll - AccaDevInf
  • AccaDevMon.dll - AccaDevMon
  • AccaHelper.dll - AccaHelper
  • AccaToolPs.dll - AccaToolPs
  • AccaToolSt.dll - AccaToolSt
  • IsHelper.dll - Clarus SPI (Information SecretZone)
  • SecureMgr.dll - SecureMgr
  • ABDBCore.dll - ABDBCore
  • SZDBCore.dll - SZDBCore
  • SZDrvMon.exe - SZDrvMon
  • SZDrvSvc.exe - SZDrvSvc
  • ABRTMon.exe - ABRTMon
  • XHelper.dll - XHelper
  • SZCore.dll - SZCore
  • AccaStart.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Drive Manager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D2A8C533-5FC2-45DA-8CD8-94C17EAC3F4B}' (runs on registration).
  • ABRTMon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4D8EBAB-2ADB-46DB-96CD-ECE9DDDBCFC1}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Drive Manager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Clarus_Drive_Manager.
  • SZDrvSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Samsung Drive Manager Service' (SZDrvSvc) "Samsung Drive Manager Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • Drive Manager.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Samsung Drive Manager' and executes as C:\Program Files\Clarus\Samsung Drive Manager\Drive Manager.exe -Hide.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Drive Manager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Clarus Drive Manager' which loads as C:\Program Files\Clarus\Samsung Drive Manager\Drive Manager.exe -Hide.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Drive Manager.exe
Memory:16.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007543345%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024313%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00051120%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:936,365
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.44 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.29 MB
Total CPU:0.0000559657%
Kernel CPU:0.00000777%
User CPU:0.00004819%
CPU cycles/sec:4,106
Memory:1.3 MB
User CPU:0.00000780%
CPU cycles/sec:560

How do I remove Samsung Drive Manager?

Quickly and completely remove Samsung Drive Manager from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Samsung Drive 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Samsung Drive Manager, 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 Samsung Drive Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.28%
Windows 8 17.27%
Windows XP 6.60%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.81%
Windows 7 Professional 12.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.42%
Windows 8.1 4.54%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.85% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 28.85%
  United Kingdom 20.36%
  France 7.58%
  Germany 5.32%
  United States 4.52%
  Italy 3.28%
  Argentina 2.04%
  Netherlands 2.04%
  Australia 1.70%
  Belgium 1.24%
  Sweden 1.24%
  Ireland 1.02%
  Spain 0.90%
  Poland 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.86%
Hewlett-Packard 20.30%
Acer 16.54%
Samsung 12.97%
ASUS 12.03%
Toshiba 5.45%
Lenovo 2.63%
Intel 1.32%
American Megatrends 1.32%
Medion 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.14%
Positivo MOBILE 3.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.26%
HP G42 Notebook PC 2.26%
ASUSTeK K53SV 1.88%

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
AWover a year ago
There is a fault with this program that stops it running on Windows 7. I would guess this is also true on Vista and Windows 8. After a few days Samsung Drive Manager stops running, but there is no warning that this has happened except that the light on the external drive stays on permanently, whereas it should normally flash occasionally showing that it is running/backing up. This concerned me so I restarted the program, at which point it Windows user Control asks if I want to let it make changes to my computer. I choose yes. When I checked my Auto backup I realised it had not added to my Auto backup in the last few days, even though I had added and changed files. In the Trouble shooting section of the manual it suggests turning off Windows User Control. This means that you would get no warnings if malicious programs tried to change your settings. Not recommended!
user comment
Userover a year ago
Thanks for this info, the stupid program would not uninstall itself from the Add/Remove programs or the uninstall shortcut they put in your start menu. It just kept reinstalling, pathetic. Luckily your info saved the day. I wouldn't trust this software on my system if they can't even be bothered to make the uninstaller work properly.