What is AHDDC2_Guard.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AHDDC2_Guard.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AHDDC2_Guard.exe file information

The process known as Ashampoo HDDControl Guard belongs to software Ashampoo HDD Control (version 2 v.) by Ashampoo Development GmbH & Co. KG (

Description: AHDDC2_Guard.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AHDDC2_Guard.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—common is C:\Program Files (x86)\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control 2\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,783,592 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 3,729,240 bytes. 
AHDDC2_Guard.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The AHDDC2_Guard.exe file is a Verisign signed file. AHDDC2_Guard.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. AHDDC2_Guard.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v. or Ashampoo HDD Control occur, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program), use the software publisher’s support or find out if there is a newer version available.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AHDDC2_Guard.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AHDDC2_Guard.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Es handelt sich um einen harmlosen HDD Überwachungs vorgang

Summary: Average user rating of AHDDC2_Guard.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks AHDDC2_Guard.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving AHDDC2_Guard issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AHDDC2_Guard. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AHDDC2_Guard.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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