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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,011
United States Rank #1,626
Reach 0.1951%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.75 days
671.13 days >
Average installed length: 352.63 days


2.02.0109 16.54%
2.02.0051 0.13%
2.02.0021 0.21%
2.01.0700 14.85%
2.01.0600 44.06%
2.01.0109 13.34%
2.01.0076 0.47%
2.01.0051 1.07%
2.01.0048 1.35%
2.01.0014 2.05%
2.01.0013 5.70%
2.00.0015 0.08%
2.00.0014 0.16%

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Seagate Manager Installer

What is Seagate Manager Installer?  (from Seagate Technology)

When you can't afford to lose anything, you need a drive that can handle everything. Seagate Manager for FreeAgent easily protect data with automatic backup software, and keep important files secure with built-in encryption. Automatic backup software makes it easy, software encryption keeps sensitive files and folders ...  Read more


Seagate Manager Installer is a software program developed by Seagate Technology. The most common release is 2.01.0600, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named kav11.0.2.556en_us.exe. The setup package generally installs about 90 files and is usually about 38.86 MB (40,747,454 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 82% of users of Seagate Manager Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.seagate.com
Help link: www.seagate.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{231A1A09-FDF2-45F2-B3D1-964CECE372BC}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 38.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Seagate Manager Installer

Program executable:kav11.0.2.556en_us.exe
Additional files:
  • STXDEVIF.dll - Seagate External Drive Interface (DRVIFXX DLL)
  • stxmenumgr.exe
  • smfra.dll - Seagate BlackArmor Manager (French dll)
  • smger.dll - German dll
  • smita.dll - Italian dll
  • smkrn.dll - Korean DLL
  • smsch.dll - Simplified Chinese DLL
  • smspa.dll - Spanish dll
  • smtch.dll - Traditional Chinese DLL
  • Seagate_Manager.exe - Seagate Manager Installer (Setup Launcher)
  • SFEConfiguration.dll - Seagate Folder Encryption (Configuration Interface)
  • SFECopier.dll - Copier Interface
  • SFECrypto.dll - Crypto Interface
  • SFELauncher.exe - Application Shell Launcher
  • SFEPassword.dll - Password Interface
  • SFEPasswordDialog.exe - Stand Alone Password Application
  • SFEPasswordDialogJapanese.dll - Localization resource DLL
  • SFEPasswordDialogKorean.dll
  • SFEPasswordDialogRussian.dll
  • MaxBackServiceInt.exe - MaxBackServiceInt Module
  • mfcBP.dll - Seagate AutoUpdate
  • mfcDE.dll
  • mfcES.dll
  • mfcFR.dll
  • mfcIT.dll
  • mfcJP.dll
  • mfcKO.dll
  • mfcRU.dll
  • mfcSCH.dll
  • mfcTCH.dll
  • UpdateCheck.exe - Seagate Toaster Application
  • MaxtorEncryption.exe - Maxtor Encryption (Seagate Folder Encryption)
  • OT4MaxMenu.dll
  • animation.exe - Seagate Manager (Seagate Manager Demo Presentation)
  • smbpo.dll - Brazilian Portuguese dll
  • smjpn.dll - Japanes dll
  • smrus.dll - Russian dll
  • stxmanager.exe
  • MaxBackOnline.exe - Online Backup (Online Backup Application Software)
  • FreeAgentService.exe - Sync (Sync Windows Services)
  • MaxSync.exe - Sync Application Software
  • synconf.dll - Sync API DLL
  • synconv.dll - Sync Version Converter DLL
  • SFEPasswordDialogEnglish.dll
  • SFEPasswordDialogFrench.dll
  • SFEPasswordDialogGerman.dll
  • SFEPasswordDialogItalian.dll
  • SFEPasswordDialogSChinese.dll
  • SFEPasswordDialogSpanish.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • stxmanager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{66688359-55BC-425C-9A4D-3955F0E6CB39}' (runs on registration).
  • stxmenumgr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B124766E-205A-4CC0-A705-45541C3E2FD5}' (runs on registration).
  • FreeAgentService.exe runs as a service named 'Seagate Service' (FreeAgentGoNext Service) "Seagate Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • stxmenumgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MaxMenuMgr' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\FreeAgent Status\StxMenuMgr.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • stxmanager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\ManagerApp\stxmanager.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.89 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0054856957%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00261703%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00286867%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,901,181
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:12.41 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:480 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.77 MB
Total CPU:0.0062779041%
Kernel CPU:0.00484670%
User CPU:0.00143121%

How do I remove Seagate Manager Installer?

You can uninstall Seagate Manager Installer 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 Manager Installer, 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 Manager Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.41%
Windows Vista 16.61%
Windows 10 12.40%
Windows XP 10.55%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.21%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.61%
Windows 7 Professional 10.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.19%
Windows 10 Home 4.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.92%
  Canada 3.19%
  United Kingdom 2.92%
  Germany 1.78%
  Australia 1.19%
  Israel 1.01%
  France 0.94%
  India 0.67%
  Greece 0.44%
  Italy 0.44%
  South Africa 0.34%
  Brazil 0.29%
  Sweden 0.29%
  Iran 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.38%
Hewlett-Packard 31.60%
Acer 9.84%
Toshiba 7.65%
Intel 3.46%
ASUS 2.67%
American Megatrends 1.28%
Lenovo 0.99%
Gateway 0.74%
Sahara 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.87%
Dell XPS 8300 3.15%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.67%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.39%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.10%

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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