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Should I remove DS4Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,198
United States Rank #14,482
Reach 0.0165%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.42 days
160.03 days >
Average installed length: 84.08 days


VersionDistribution 16.88% 3.03% 6.93% 0.87%
1.5.18 3.03%
1.5.17 2.16%
1.5.16 26.41%
1.5.15 0.43%
1.5.14 6.93%
1.5.13 11.26%
1.5.12 2.16%
1.5.11 0.87%
1.5.10 5.19%
1.5.9 4.76%
1.5.8 4.76%
1.5.6 0.87%
1.5.3 2.16%
1.5.1 1.30%

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DS4Windows is a program developed by DSDCS. The most used version is 1.5.16, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is DS4Windows.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 23.36 MB (24,494,348 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of DS4Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dsdcs.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DSDCS\DS4Windows\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B17895DF-BEE7-43B7-8A64-046C8A75CFD0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.36 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DS4Windows

Program executable:DS4Windows.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\DSDCS\DS4Windows\DS4Windows.exe
Additional files:
  • CustomColorPicker.dll - DSDCS DS4W (ColorSelectorControl)
  • DS4Control.dll - DS4Control
  • Updater.exe - DS4Windows (Updater 1.5.16 © DSDCS, Inc, 2014)
  • HybridDSP.Net.dll (by Hybrid DSP) - HybridDSP.Net
  • DS4Library.dll - DS4Library
  • DS4Windows.exe (by DSD Consulting Services)
  • HidLibrary.dll (by Ultraviolet Catastrophe) - HidLibrary (Hid Library)
  • XInputTest.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • DS4Windows.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DS4Windows' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DSDCS\DS4Windows\DS4Windows.exe".

How do I remove DS4Windows?

Quickly and completely remove DS4Windows from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DS4Windows 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 DS4Windows, 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 DS4Windows.

Win 8 58%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 57.76%
Windows 7 42.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 32.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 7.83%
Windows 10 Home 5.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.20%
  United Kingdom 6.29%
  Canada 5.94%
  France 5.24%
  Australia 4.55%
  Belgium 2.45%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Brazil 2.45%
  Norway 2.10%
  Sweden 2.10%
  Italy 1.75%
  Mexico 1.75%
  New Zealand 1.75%
  Ireland 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.48%
Acer 19.26%
Hewlett-Packard 14.07%
Dell 11.11%
Lenovo 10.37%
Toshiba 8.15%
Alienware 6.67%
MSI 2.96%
Samsung 1.48%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.98%
Alienware Aurora-R4 1.53%
MSI MS-7816 1.53%
ASUSTeK Q550LF 1.53%
Gigabyte Z97X-SLI 1.53%
Alienware Alienware 14 1.53%


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