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What does the HDSentinel.exe file do?

The HDSentinel.exe process is also known as Hard Disk Sentinel Engine and is a part of Hard Disk Sentinel. This software is produced by H.D.S. Hungary (www.hdsentinel.com). An obsolete or defective version of HDSentinel.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about HDSentinel.exe Hard Disk Sentinel Engine

HDSentinel.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file HDSentinel.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,736,128 bytes (33% of all these files), 3,458,560 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,968,000 bytes.
To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel HDSentinel.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This HDSentinel.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. HDSentinel.exe is capable of connect to the Internet, log keyboard entries as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 36% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A HDSentinel.exe file has a 42% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in in a subdirectory of the Windows Temp folder. In this case, the file size is usually 3,715,072 bytes. This HDSentinel.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves HDSentinel.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about HDSentinel?

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Summary: One user judges HDSentinel.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall Hard Disk Sentinel

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To remove Hard Disk Sentinel Engine from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Hard Disk Sentinel in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if HDSentinel.exe (Hard Disk Sentinel Engine) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Hard Disk Sentinel Engine. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Hard Disk Sentinel Engine or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or HDSentinel.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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