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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,072
United States Rank #25,716
Reach 0.0028%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.83 days
260.55 days >
Average installed length: 136.90 days


VersionDistribution 2.50% 2.50% 2.50% 22.50% 10.00% 15.00% 12.50% 12.50% 20.00%

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Dell Data Protection


Dell Data Protection is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The primary executable is named EntitlementService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 31.76 MB (33,304,805 bytes). 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 72% of users of Dell Data Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Ireland.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Protection\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7C8694F9-9491-4CBF-8E50-42C5A7C96C94}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 31.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Data Protection

Program executable:EntitlementService.exe
Name:Dell Data Protection Encryption
PCS Process Connector
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Protection\EntitlementService.exe
Additional files:
  • CMGInstallSupport.dll - Dell Data Protection Encryption (CMG Shield for Windows IPCheck)
  • EntitlementService.exe - PCS Process Connector
  • setup.exe (by DigitalPersona) - DigitalPersona TouchChip Driver (Setup Launcher Unicode)
  • setup64.exe (by DigitalPersona)
  • DellBranding.dll - Dell Data Protection | Security Tools (Branding for Dell Data Protection | Security Tools)
  • DPAdminSnapin.dll - DigitalPersona Administration Console Snap-in
  • DPAgent.exe - DigitalPersona Local Agent
  • DPAgentOtsPlugin.dll - DigitalPersona DPAgent OTS Plug-in
  • DPBackupRestore.dll - DP BackupRestore
  • DPDevTS.dll - TS Device Controller
  • DpFbView.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback component
  • dpffcli100.dll - DigitalPersona Pro
  • dpffcli110.dll
  • dpffcli120.dll
  • dpffcli130.dll
  • dpffcli140.dll
  • dpffcli150.dll
  • dpffcli160.dll
  • dpffcli190.dll
  • dpffcli200.dll
  • dpffcli210.dll
  • DpFillin.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Fill-in
  • DPHHView.exe - HTML Help Viewer
  • DPMiniDashboard.exe - DigitalPersona Mini Dashboard
  • DpMiniOnlineIds.dll - DP Dashboard Online Ids
  • DpOCache.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Cache
  • DpOFeedb.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Feedback
  • DPOnlineIDs.dll - DigitalPersona Dashboard
  • DpoPS.dll - Protected Storage
  • DpOSet.dll - Settings Implementation
  • DPPreferences.dll - DP Preferences
  • DPPS3.dll - Proxy-Stub
  • DPPTEventLog.dll - DP Event Log proxy
  • DPPTUtils.dll - DigitalPersona SDK Utilities
  • DPRecTok.dll - Windows User Recovery Authentication Provider
  • DpRunDll.exe - DigitalPersona DLL Wrapper
  • DPTokens01.dll - DigitalPersona Password Token and PIN Token Plug-in
  • DPTokensQuestions.dll - DigitalPersona Recovery Questions Token Plug-in
  • DPTokensSC.dll - DigitalPersona Smart Card, Contactless Card and Proximity Card Tokens Plug-in
  • DPUserAuth.dll
  • DpUTrain.dll - DigitalPersona OTS Training Tool
  • npChromeDPAgent.dll - Provides secure and convenient logon to Web sites

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Mozilla Plugin
  • npChromeDPAgent.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'digitalpersona.com/ChromeDPAgent' with a plugin key of 'digitalpersona.com/ChromeDPAgent' for all users of the PC.
  • EntitlementService.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Entitlement Service' (DellEntitlement).

How do I remove Dell Data Protection?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Dell Data Protection you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 8 20%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 80.00%
Windows 10 Pro 12.50%
Windows 10 Enterprise 2.50%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 2.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.93%
  United Kingdom 10.53%
  Ireland 1.75%
  India 1.75%
  Belgium 1.75%
  Netherlands 1.75%
  Australia 1.75%
  New Zealand 1.75%
  Sweden 1.75%
  Canada 1.75%
  Germany 1.75%
  Romania 1.75%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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