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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,222
United States Rank #8,300
Reach 0.0409%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.53 days
369.76 days >
Average installed length: 194.28 days


1.7.00 0.17%
1.6.00 1.92%
1.5.81 0.87%
1.5.78 0.52%
1.5.73 1.92%
1.5.71 2.97%
1.5.69 6.63%
1.5.68 3.49%
1.5.64 5.93%
1.5.62 0.17%
1.5.56 14.83%
1.5.55 15.71%
1.5.54 1.40%
1.5.53 0.17%
1.5.50 28.62%
1.5.49 3.49%
1.5.47 1.40%
1.5.46 1.40%
1.5.45 0.70%
1.5.41 7.16%
1.5.37 0.17%
1.5.31 0.35%

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Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher

What is Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher?  (from Cisco Systems)

Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) delivers world-class security management and monitoring through an intuitive, easy-to-use Web-based management interface. Bundled with Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances and Cisco PIX┬« Security Appliances, Cisco ASDM accelerates security appliance deployment...  Read more


Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher is a software program developed by Cisco Systems. The most common release is 1.5.50, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 116 files and is usually about 740 KB (757,760 bytes). The installed file hd-updaterservice.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 52% of users of Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cisco.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\iis\microsoft web deploy v3
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{15B5EA64-525A-4146-A3E9-0A369E9575B9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 740 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher

  • adbwinapi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android SDK (Android ADB API)
  • axnative.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (MSDeploy Native Support DLL)
  • bantam.dll (by Borland International) - Borland Locale Engine
  • bdeadmin.exe (by Borland Software) - Borland Database Engine
  • blw32.dll (by Borland International) - Borland Locale API
  • d3dcompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • devcomponents.dotnetbar2.dll (by DevComponents.com) - DevComponents.DotNetBar
  • disp.dll (by Borland Software)
  • glib-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • glibmm-2.4.dll
  • gmodule-2.0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GModule
  • gobject-2.0.dll - GObject
  • gvmomi.dll (by VMware) - VMware Workstation (VMware GVMOMI Library)
  • hcmon.sys (by VMware) - VMware USB monitor
  • hd-adb.exe
  • hd-agent.exe (by BlueStack Systems) - BlueStacks (BlueStacks Agent)
  • hd-apkhandler.exe (by BlueStack Systems) - BlueStacks Apk Handler
  • hd-audio-native.dll - BlueStacks Audio Native Library
  • hd-blockdevice.exe - BlueStacks Block Device Helper Process
  • hd-camera-native.dll - BlueStacks Camera Native Library
  • hd-createsymlink.exe - BlueStacks Symlink Creator
  • hd-frontend.exe - BlueStacks Frontend
  • hd-frontend-native.dll - BlueStacks Frontend Native Library
  • hd-glcheck.exe - BlueStacks GLCheck Utility
  • hd-gpslocator-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Locator Native Library
  • hd-gps-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Native Library
  • hd-guestcommandrunner.exe - BlueStacks Guest Command Runner
  • hd-hypervisor-amd64.sys - BlueStacks Hypervisor for amd64
  • hd-hypervisor-x86.sys - BlueStacks Hypervisor for x86
  • hd-inputmapper-native.dll - BlueStacks InputMapper Native Library
  • hd-libraryhandler.dll - BlueStacks Utility Library
  • hd-logcollector.exe - BlueStacks Log Collector
  • hd-logger-native.dll - BlueStacks Logger Native Library
  • hd-logrotator.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator
  • hd-logrotator-native.dll - BlueStacks Log Rotator Native Library
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator Service
  • hd-network.exe - BlueStacks Network Helper Process
  • hd-opengl-native.dll - BlueStacks Opengl Native Library
  • hd-opensensor-native.dll - BlueStacks OpenSensor Native Library
  • hd-optipng.exe
  • hd-png2ico.exe
  • hd-quit.exe - BlueStacks Quit Utility
  • hd-restart.exe - BlueStacks Restart Utility
  • hd-runapp.exe - BlueStacks App Runner
  • hd-runtimeuninstaller.exe - BlueStacks Runtime Uninstaller
  • hd-sensor-native.dll - BlueStacks Sensor Native Library
  • hd-service.exe - BlueStacks Service
  • hd-service-native.dll - BlueStacks Service Native Library
  • hd-sharedfolder.exe - BlueStacks Shared Folder Helper Process
  • hd-shortcuthandler.dll
  • hd-startlauncher.exe - BlueStacks StartLauncher
  • hd-tilecreator.exe
  • hd-unzip.exe (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip for Windows (Info-ZIP's UnZip for Win32 console)
  • hd-updaterservice.exe - BlueStacks Updater Service
  • hd-vmcommand-native.dll - BlueStacks VM Command Runner Native Library
  • hd-zip.exe
  • iconv.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • idapi32.dll
  • idapinst.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • np-vmware-vmrc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'VMware VMRC Plugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/vmrc,version=' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • hd-startlauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{68871B07-74FE-4EAA-B816-0AA3861063D4}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-runapp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3E2F4E20-CCE7-42F0-9A7F-39E25B2217D4}' (runs on registration).
5 Services
  • vmware-usbarbitrator.exe runs as a service named 'VMware USB Arbitration Service' (VMUSBArbService) "Arbitration and enumeration of USB devices for virtual machines".
  • hd-service.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Android Service' (BstHdAndroidSvc).
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Log Rotator Service' (BstHdLogRotatorSvc).
  • hd-updaterservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Updater Service' (BstHdUpdaterSvc).
  • msdepsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio Agente distribuzione Web' (MsDepSvc) "Servizio dell'agente remoto per Microsoft Web Deploy 3.5.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hd-agent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BlueStacks Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000009940%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000032%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000067%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:159,380
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher?

Quickly and completely remove Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.76%
Windows 8 25.83%
Windows XP 4.36%
Windows Server 2003 0.70%
Windows Vista 0.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 45.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.65%
Windows 7 Enterprise 9.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.04%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.05%
  United Kingdom 5.78%
  France 3.67%
  Italy 3.10%
  Germany 2.68%
  Canada 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  India 1.83%
  Belgium 1.55%
  Switzerland 1.41%
  Australia 1.27%
  DK 1.27%
  Sweden 1.27%
  Spain 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 46.31%
Hewlett-Packard 33.84%
Lenovo 4.58%
Intel 4.07%
ASUS 3.31%
Acer 3.05%
Apple 0.76%
Compaq 0.51%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 6.77%
Dell Latitude E6530 3.76%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.63%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.63%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.26%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.26%

About Cisco Systems

Cisco designs, manufactures, & sells networking equipment whose portfolio of products & services is focused on market segments, Enterprise & Service Provider, Small Business & the Home.
Publisher URL: www.cisco.com


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