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Should I remove Seagate File Recovery for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,284
United States Rank #7,999
Reach 0.0299%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.37 days
246.90 days >
Average installed length: 129.73 days


2.0.18656 12.54%
2.0.9835 53.90%
2.0.9729 11.69%
2.0.7631 21.53%
2.0.7623 0.34%

Seagate File Recovery for Windows 2.0

What is Seagate File Recovery for Windows?  (from Seagate Technology)

If your files were lost, unintentionally deleted or corrupted by viruses, Seagate File Recovery Software can help you restore them from any hard drive or removable storage device. Seagate Intelligent Scan Technology can even locate and recover file types that were not backed up. Seagate file recovery software works wit...  Read more


Seagate File Recovery for Windows 2.0 is a software program developed by Seagate Technology. The most common release is 2.0.9835, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 frw.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 251.94 MB (264,176,751 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 65% of users of Seagate File Recovery for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com/services-software/data-recovery-services/consumers/file-recovery-software
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\seagate file recovery for windows
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Seagate File Recovery for Windows\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 251.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Seagate File Recovery for Windows 2.0

Program executable:frw.exe
Name:Seagate File Recovery for Windows
Path:C:\Program Files\seagate file recovery for windows\frw.exe
Additional files:
  • Frw32.exe - Seagate File Recovery for Windows
  • Frw64.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • mmviewer.exe - File Recovery for Windows Viewer
  • msov.exe
  • libgfl311.dll (by XnView) - GFL SDK
  • RStdHook.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • frw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{59F55504-F154-4728-9EC9-C8B21C85790F}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Seagate File Recovery for Windows?

You can uninstall Seagate File Recovery 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 Seagate File Recovery for Windows 2.0, 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 File Recovery for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.76%
Windows 10 35.93%
Windows XP 5.08%
Windows Vista 2.88%
Windows Server 2003 0.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.46%
Windows 7 Professional 12.24%
Windows 10 Home 8.67%
Windows 8.1 7.99%
Windows 10 Pro 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.75%
  United Kingdom 4.88%
  Canada 4.38%
  Germany 3.38%
  Australia 3.25%
  France 2.00%
  Brazil 1.63%
  Iran 1.25%
  Netherlands 1.25%
  India 1.00%
  New Zealand 0.88%
  Sweden 0.75%
  South Africa 0.63%
  Philippines 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.12%
Hewlett-Packard 22.08%
ASUS 10.09%
Acer 7.57%
Lenovo 7.26%
Toshiba 4.10%
Intel 2.84%
Samsung 1.26%
Sony 0.95%
Apple 0.95%
American Megatrends 0.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.91%
Dell XPS 8300 3.35%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 3.35%
Dell XPS 8700 2.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.79%

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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