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Should I remove Seagate DiscWizard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,883
United States Rank #2,965
Reach 0.1397%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.31 days
451.59 days >
Average installed length: 237.28 days


23.0.17160 0.04%
22.0.11210 0.04%
18.0.6036 3.16%
18.0.6030 5.74%
16.0.5861 8.68%
16.0.5840 21.28%
13.0.14387 57.01%
13.0.14383 1.09%
13.0.14382 2.76%
13.0.14355 0.07%
11.0.8332 0.15%

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Seagate DiscWizard

What is Seagate DiscWizard?  (from Seagate Technology)

Seagate DiscWizard works with Maxtor and Seagate disc drives. The software lets you quickly install your new disc drive with wizards that guide you through the processes of creating and formatting partitions on your disc drive, transferring data, and backing up your data.


Seagate DiscWizard is a program developed by Seagate Technology. The most used version is 13.0.14387, 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. 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). 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 84 files and is usually about 491.73 KB (503,528 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 63% of users of Seagate DiscWizard come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8FB2A014-A0B0-42D8-8E18-9AFC6A6E2814}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 491.73 KB
Language: Russian (Russia)

Program filesFiles installed by Seagate DiscWizard

Program executable:DiscWizard.exe
Name:Seagate DiscWizard
Path:C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\DiscWizard.exe
Additional files:
  • BrowseFolderHelper.exe - True Image Home 2013 by Acronis (Browse folder helper)
  • license_activator.exe - License Activator
  • extcmp.exe - Seagate DiscWizard Home 2012 (External Comparison Server)
  • live_update_dll.dll
  • mapi_proxy_32.dll - Seagate DiscWizard Home 2012 MAPI COM server DLL
  • mapi_proxy_64.dll
  • mapi_proxy_stub_32.dll - Seagate DiscWizard Home 2012 MAPI COM proxy DLL
  • mapi_proxy_stub_64.dll
  • ti_managers.dll - Seagate DiscWizard Home 2013
  • universal_restore.dll - Seagate Universal Restore
  • LiveUpdateInstaller.exe - Seagate DiscWizard Home (Live Update Installer)
  • SystemReport.exe - Seagate System Report
  • aszbrowsehelper.exe - Seagate DiscWizard (Seagate DiscWizard ASZ Browse Helper)
  • DiscWizard.exe
  • DiscWizardLauncher.exe
  • DiscWizardMonitor.exe - Seagate DiscWizard Monitor
  • DiscWizardTools.exe
  • MediaBuilder.exe - Seagate Media Builder
  • prl_stat.exe - Wrapper for Parallels Report
  • SeagateTibUrlHandler.exe
  • spawn.exe - Seagate Spawn Utility
  • ti_command_executor.exe - Seagate DiscWizard Command Executor
  • ti_managers_proxy.dll - Managers Dll Proxy
  • tishell.dll - Seagate DiscWizard Shell Extensions
  • tishell32.dll
  • tishell64.dll
  • fox.dll - FOX GUI Library
  • resource.dll - Seagate Resource Loader for Win32 (Resource Loader for Win32)
  • rpc_client.dll - Seagate Dynamic RPC Client
  • thread_pool.dll - Seagate Thread Pool (Thread Pool)
  • expat.dll - Seagate Expat (Expat XML parser DLL)
  • afcdpapi.dll (by Acronis International GmbH) - Acronis Tools (Acronis File Level CDP (Time Machine) Public API)
  • prl_net_enum.dll (by Parallels) - Prl Report
  • prl_report.exe (by Parallels)

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}.
Scheduled Task
  • DiscWizardLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{509F5E6C-0CD6-4AFB-9591-B69AA7D06572}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DiscWizardMonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 4.
Startup File (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".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000745690%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001195%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006262%
0.015104% average
70 average

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) 54%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.77%
Windows 10 34.81%
Windows XP 5.40%
Windows Vista 3.84%
Windows Server 2003 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.23%
Windows 7 Professional 14.69%
Windows 10 Home 9.04%
Windows 10 Pro 7.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.30%
  Germany 5.67%
  United Kingdom 4.79%
  Canada 4.41%
  France 2.97%
  Australia 2.04%
  Italy 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  Brazil 1.07%
  Sweden 1.02%
  Spain 0.85%
  South Africa 0.61%
  Poland 0.61%
  India 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.38%
Hewlett-Packard 22.24%
Acer 11.59%
ASUS 9.01%
Intel 3.13%
Lenovo 2.43%
American Megatrends 1.64%
Samsung 1.64%
Toshiba 0.86%
MSI 0.78%
Medion 0.78%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.14%
Dell XPS 8300 3.92%
Dell XPS 8500 3.17%
Dell XPS 8700 2.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.43%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.43%

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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