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Should I remove SeaTools for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,374
United States Rank #1,279
Reach 0.4975%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.07 days
503.51 days >
Average installed length: 264.55 days


VersionDistribution 0.02% 0.02% 0.01% 0.01% 29.49% 15.66% 6.29% 3.19% 1.33% 1.51% 0.78% 6.05% 0.39% 0.10% 0.39% 0.09% 0.03%

Typically installed together

SeaTools for Windows

What is SeaTools for Windows?

SeaTools is a software to test and analyze hard disks on a hardware level. It can perform short and long drive self-tests and read/write tests, extract SMART and drive information and perform advanced tests. It was created by Seagate in response to the fact that more than one third of all drives sent in for repair were actually not defective at all, thus creating unnecessary costs for retailers and the company by having to ship and analyze such disks. The Windows version of SeaTools supports any hard disk regardless of manufacturer. It supports analysis for disks connected via P-ATA/S-ATA, USB, IEEE 1394 and SCSI.

About  (from Seagate Technology)

SeaTools for Windows is a comprehensive, easy-to-use diagnostic tool that helps you quickly determine the condition of the disc drive in your external hard drive, desktop, or notebook computer. It includes several tests that will examine the physical media on your Seagate or Maxtor disc drive and any other non-Seagate ...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeaTools for Windows\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{98613C99-1399-416C-A07C-1EE1C585D872}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SeaTools for Windows

Program executable:SeaToolsforWindows.exe
Name:SeaTools for Windows
Path:C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeaTools for Windows\SeaToolsforWindows.exe
Additional files:
  • SpawnCLR.dll - SpawnCLR Dynamic Link Library
  • DiscApi.dll - DiscAPI Dynamic Link Library
  • SeaToolsforWindows.exe - SeaTools for Windows
  • stxcon.exe - stxcon
  • seatoolsforwindows.resources.dll
  • SeagateDriveControls.dll (by TECHNOLOGY) - SeagateDriveControls
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SeaToolsforWindows.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9E4E5645-468D-4581-9752-0550A59EEA72}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove SeaTools for Windows?

You can uninstall SeaTools 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 SeaTools 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 SeaTools for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.58%
Windows 10 21.53%
Windows Vista 9.17%
Windows XP 7.66%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.01%
Windows 7 Professional 15.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.62%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.95%
  Germany 8.41%
  United Kingdom 5.94%
  France 4.63%
  Canada 4.20%
  Italy 2.70%
  Australia 2.54%
  Netherlands 1.58%
  Brazil 1.25%
  Spain 1.16%
  India 0.96%
  Belgium 0.82%
  Sweden 0.78%
  Austria 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.43%
Hewlett-Packard 19.06%
Acer 10.92%
ASUS 9.26%
Packard Bell 5.15%
Intel 4.24%
Toshiba 2.99%
Lenovo 1.97%
American Megatrends 1.31%
Samsung 0.95%
Sahara 0.87%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.10%
Dell XPS 8300 3.19%
Dell XPS 8500 2.65%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.23%

About Seagate Technology

Seagate is a manufacturer of hard disk drives and has been a leader in the development of the hard disk drives since releasing the first 5.25-inch hard drive.
Publisher URL: www.seagate.com


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