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Should I remove Seagate DiscWizard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,932
United States Rank #5,292
Reach 0.0428%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.44 days
779.96 days >
Average installed length: 409.81 days


11.0.8341 0.47%
11.0.8340 0.24%
11.0.8337 1.07%
11.0.8330 3.67%
11.0.8329 4.98%
11.0.8326 57.46%
11.0.8188 1.07%
11.0.8177 1.42%
11.0.8142 18.60%
10.0.5077 2.84%
10.0.5028 0.95%
10.0.5018 6.87%
10.0.4995 0.36%

Typically installed together

Seagate DiscWizard

What is Seagate DiscWizard?  (from Seagate Technology)

Seagate DiscWizard is an integrated software suite that ensures security of all information on your PC. It can backup the entire disc drive or selected partitions, including your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data. You can also use the software to securely delete any confidential data you no ...  Read more


Seagate DiscWizard is a program developed by Seagate Technology. The most used version is 11.0.8326, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is DiscWizard.exe. The software installer includes 75 files and is usually about 2.26 MB (2,364,689 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 79% of users of Seagate DiscWizard come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com/support/downloads/discwizard
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C43E4B9C-14C8-4EB0-998B-85211B6EDD61}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Seagate DiscWizard

Program executable:DiscWizard.exe
Name:Seagate DiscWizard
Path:C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\DiscWizard.exe
Additional files:
  • aszbrowsehelper.exe - Seagate DiscWizard (Seagate DiscWizard ASZ Browse Helper)
  • DiscWizard.exe
  • DiscWizardLauncher.exe
  • DiscWizardMonitor.exe - Seagate DiscWizard Monitor
  • DiscWizardSetup.en.exe - Seagate DiscWizard Setup
  • extcmp.exe - Seagate External Comparison Server
  • prl_stat.exe - Wrapper for Parallels Report
  • SeagateTibUrlHandler.exe
  • spawn.exe - Seagate Spawn Utility
  • tishell.dll - Seagate DiscWizard Shell Extensions
  • tishell32.dll
  • tishell64.dll
  • timounter.dll (by Acronis) - Acronis Backup Archive Explorer (timounter Dynamic Link Library)
  • timounter64.dll (by Acronis) - Acronis True Image
  • TimounterMonitor.exe - Monitor for Acronis True Image Backup Archive Explorer
  • fox.dll - FOX GUI Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • tishell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {C539A15A-3AF9-4c92-B771-50CB78F5C751}.
  • tishell64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {C539A15A-3AF9-4c92-B771-50CB78F5C751}.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • DiscWizardMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DiscWizardMonitor.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\DiscWizardMonitor.exe.
  • TimounterMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AcronisTimounterMonitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\TimounterMonitor.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.91 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001278661%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005574%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007212%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:10 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:7.8 MB
Total CPU:0.0001426689%
Kernel CPU:0.00004262%
User CPU:0.00010005%
I/O reads/min:6 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Seagate DiscWizard?

You can uninstall Seagate DiscWizard 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 Seagate DiscWizard, 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 Seagate DiscWizard.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
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 57.94%
Windows XP 21.33%
Windows Vista 12.68%
Windows 10 8.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.87%
Windows 7 Professional 13.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.89%
Windows 10 Home 2.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.26% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.26%
  United Kingdom 3.44%
  Germany 3.28%
  Canada 2.08%
  France 1.92%
  Australia 1.68%
  Italy 1.20%
  South Africa 0.56%
  Spain 0.48%
  DK 0.48%
  New Zealand 0.48%
  Netherlands 0.40%
  Poland 0.40%
  India 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.80%
Hewlett-Packard 24.78%
Acer 9.65%
Intel 6.80%
ASUS 3.29%
American Megatrends 2.19%
Medion 1.54%
Sahara 1.32%
Packard Bell 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.60%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.80%
Dell XPS 8300 2.80%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.40%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.40%
Dell Dell DM061 2.00%

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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