What is AHDDC2_Service.exe?

The genuine AHDDC2_Service.exe file is a software component of Ashampoo HDD Control 2 by Ashampoo.
AHDDC2_Service.exe is an executable file that is part of Ashampoo HDD Control 2, a harddrive monitoring tool. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. Ashampoo HDD Control 2 is a utility program designed for the Windows platform that features real-time harddisk monitoring with updates on the health, performance and temperature of the hard drive(s). The also provides support for multi-user systems, S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology), manual tweaking of noise levels and harddisk power management, data recovery, and more. Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG is a German company that designs, develops and distributes software products for the Windows operating system. The company is well known for its flagship product, Ashampoo WinOptimizer, as well as the burning program, Ashampoo Burning Studio, photo editing software, Ashampoo Photo Commander, and the screen capture program, Ashampoo Snap. The company was founded in 1999 by Rolf Hilchner and is currently based in Oldenburg, Germany.

AHDDC2_Service stands for Ashampoo HDD Control (version 2.0)

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_Service.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_Service.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AHDDC2_Service
AHDDC2_Service.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Ashampoo HDD Control (version 2) belongs to software Ashampoo HDD Control (version 2, 2 v.) by ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG ( or Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG (

Description: AHDDC2_Service.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AHDDC2_Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,518,504 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 1,518,976 bytes and 4 more variants. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. AHDDC2_Service.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Ashampoo HDD Control 2 or Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v., update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to to update it, go to for support, or go to Ashampoo HDD Control 2 or Ashampoo HDD Control 2 v. in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AHDDC2_Service.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AHDDC2_Service.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

utility watching health of harddrives
  meetoo   (further information)
part of Ashampoo HDD Control
  meetoo   (further information)
Crash-BSOD within W8 64b
  Stechino   (further information)
HDD Festplatten Ɯberwachung SMART
Startet automatisch mit Windows, obwohl es in den Diensten deaktiviert ist und sich auch nicht im Autostart-Ordner befindet. / This programm runs automatically with starting Windows, even if it's disabled in Windows Services and it's not part of the Autorun folder

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Summary: Average user rating of AHDDC2_Service.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 4 users think AHDDC2_Service.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving AHDDC2_Service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AHDDC2_Service. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AHDDC2_Service.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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