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Program info

Estimated safety rating


ahddc2_guard.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if ahddc2_guard.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, it is still recommended to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against potential security problems.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control 2\AHDDC2_Guard.exe

This program is normally stored on disk in C:\Program Files (x86)\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control 2\AHDDC2_Guard.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is b6aa3f31b7e0ee142cc4e53d768ba043.

Is running as a service


This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the full set of features of modern PC processors. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Ashampoo HDDControl Guard

The description stored in the program is Ashampoo HDDControl Guard.

File version

File version


 Ashampoo Development GmbH & Co. KG

Maker Ashampoo Development GmbH & Co. KG.


 2009 Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG

Copyright notice 2009 Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG.

Has valid windows


ahddc2_guard.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This means it doesn't run in some kind of stealth mode. Its operation is clearly shown to you.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some dangerous features of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


ahddc2_guard.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most serious programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in ahddc2_guard.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG

Digital certificate name: Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG

Issuer name

 VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Starts with windows


This program starts at Windows startup. Yes

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.