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Startup program entry details:

Ashampoo HDD Control Guard (HDDControlGuard.exe)

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Part of Ashampoo® HDD Control - a hard drive monitoring utility which also incorporates defragmentation and cleaners for browsing history and unnecessary files. This entry loads the Ashampoo HDD Control Guard component on startup which runs in the background and monitors the hard drives and provides System Tray access

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ashampoo HDD Control Guard] C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control\HDDControlGuard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ashampoo HDD Control Guard] C:\Archivos de programa\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control\HDDControlGuard.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ashampoo HDD Control Guard] C:\Programme\Ashampoo\Ashampoo HDD Control\HDDControlGuard.exe

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