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Should I remove Seagate Dashboard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,982
United States Rank #1,199
Reach 0.3337%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.55 days
281.69 days >
Average installed length: 148.01 days


VersionDistribution 3.62% 1.38% 0.09% 0.67% 0.30%
4.6.1602.0 1.16% 0.81%
4.4.1902.0 4.91%
4.4.1102.0 2.37% 4.81% 1.41%
4.3.902.0 2.24%
4.3.901.0 1.00%
4.3.802.0 0.58%
4.3.801.0 0.32% 6.84% 4.56%
4.1.2001.0 0.14%
4.1.1402.0 1.61%
4.1.1401.0 0.33% 0.35%
4.0.2102.0 12.39%
4.0.1902.0 5.25% 0.96%
3.2.1802.2 13.03%
3.2.1801.0 3.24% 0.08% 0.02% 15.48% 0.91% 9.14%

Seagate Dashboard


Seagate Dashboard is a program developed by Seagate Technology. The most used version is, 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. 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 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 drivedetect.exe. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 1.23 MB (1,291,223 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 74% of users of Seagate Dashboard come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nero.com
Help link: www.seagate.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{67445E65-3D93-428F-83A5-446F7D02689A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Seagate Dashboard

Program executable:drivedetect.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Seagate\drivedetect.exe
Additional files:
  • DRVIFDG.dll - Seagate External Drive Interface (DRVIFXX DLL)
  • DRVIFNT.dll
  • BackItUp.DataModel.dll - Seagate Dashboard
  • BackItUpLog.exe
  • Dashboard.exe
  • DBAgent.exe
  • DeviceAgent.exe
  • Globalization.dll
  • LBFC.dll
  • LibraryBackup.dll
  • MobileService.exe
  • NB.dll
  • NBBridge.dll
  • NBBurn.dll
  • NBCore.exe
  • NBDataBase.dll
  • NBEngine.dll
  • NBFtp.dll
  • NBHDMgr.dll
  • NBHttpServer.dll - NBHttpServer
  • NBImageReader.dll
  • NBNetwork.dll
  • NBOnlineStorage.dll
  • NBRes.dll
  • NBResIcon.dll
  • NBTask.dll
  • NBVSSTool_x32.exe
  • NBVSSTool_x64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • NBCore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'jzhou Merge'.
  • DBAgent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Ross DBAgent 2 0'.
  • Dashboard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F74C2E94-EA84-4E83-B446-BC21DA817769}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DBAgent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DBAgent_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • MobileService.exe runs as a service named 'Seagate MobileBackup Service' (Seagate MobileBackup Service) "For Seagate Mobile backup over WiFi".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DBAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DBAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate Dashboard 2.0\DBAgent.exe" /WinStart.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Dashboard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate Dashboard 2.0\Dashboard.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000388692%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001836%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002051%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,023,271
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:10.8 KB
435.61 KB average
Memory:28.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0000383951%
Kernel CPU:0.00001253%
User CPU:0.00002586%
CPU cycles/sec:4,779
I/O reads/min:75 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:27.22 MB
Total CPU:0.0000288723%
Kernel CPU:0.00002363%
User CPU:0.00000524%
CPU cycles/sec:346,380
I/O reads/min:29 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Seagate Dashboard?

You can uninstall Seagate Dashboard 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 Dashboard, 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 Dashboard.

Win 10 57%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 57.51%
Windows 7 38.55%
Windows Vista 2.96%
Windows XP 0.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 26.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.08%
Windows 8.1 13.66%
Windows 7 Professional 8.90%
Windows 10 Pro 8.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.77%
  United Kingdom 5.24%
  Canada 4.87%
  Australia 2.56%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Germany 1.35%
  France 1.04%
  India 0.97%
  Norway 0.68%
  Belgium 0.64%
  South Africa 0.53%
  Singapore 0.48%
  Brazil 0.40%
  Sweden 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.77%
Dell 29.31%
Acer 10.34%
ASUS 9.26%
Toshiba 6.42%
Lenovo 5.68%
Samsung 2.18%
Intel 0.94%
MSI 0.89%
Apple 0.48%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.70%
Dell XPS 8700 5.40%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.22%
ASUS All Series 5.04%
Dell Inspiron 3847 4.68%
Dell XPS 8300 2.70%

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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