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Should I remove Dell DataSafe Local Backup - Support Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #782
United States Rank #380
Reach 1.0175%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.56 days
813.06 days >
Average installed length: 427.20 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.4.60 54.62%
2.41 4.42%
2.34 3.89%
2.31 5.43%
2.25 6.62%
2.18 0.65%
2.16 0.75%

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Dell DataSafe Local Backup - Support Software

What is Dell DataSafe Local Backup - Support Software?  (from Dell)

Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 is a backup application installed on Dell Inspiron, Studio and XPS computers as of April 22, 2009.
Unlike previous versions of Dell's system protection software, Dell DataSafe Local Backup 2.0 is able to restore a Dell computer to the original factory-installed configuration without...  Read more

Overview

Dell DataSafe Local Backup - Support Software is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is 9.4.60, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The programs's main executable is dsupd.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 16.02 MB of memory. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 1.37 MB (1,436,778 bytes). DSUpdate.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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 75% of users of Dell DataSafe Local Backup - Support Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?docid=266281
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Informat
Estimated size: 1.37 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Dell DataSafe Local Backup - Support Software

Program executable:dsupd.exe
Name:DataSafe Update Launcher
Signed by:Dell Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\dell datasafe local backup\components\dsupdate\dsupd.exe
MD5:09890a2f032b138a74b5df2c1233fb1d
DataSafe Update Launcher is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Additional files:
  • DSUpdate.exe - DSUpdate Client (Update Client for Dell DataSafe Local Backup)
  • hstart.exe - hstart (Hidden Start)
  • SPUpdate.exe (by SoftThinks - Dell) - SPUpdate (SoftThinks Update Tool)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hstart.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DSUpdateLauncher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\hstart.exe" /NOCONSOLE "C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\DSUpdXP.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run Once)
  • hstart.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DSUpdateLauncher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\hstart.exe" /NOCONSOLE /D="C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate" /RUNAS "C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Loca.
  • DSUpdate.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '"C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\DSUpdate.exe"' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\DSUpdate.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

dsupd.exe
Memory:16.02 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004601568%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00027055%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018961%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:18,261
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:481 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Dell DataSafe Local Backup - Support Software?

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  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.
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  2. When you find the program Dell DataSafe Local Backup - Support Software, 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 DataSafe Local Backup - Support Software.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.54%
Windows Vista 4.95%
Windows 8 4.15%
Windows XP 0.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 81.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.86%
Windows 7 Professional 3.77%
Windows 10 Home 3.08%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.15%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  Canada 3.11%
  Germany 1.77%
  France 1.23%
  Brazil 1.21%
  Australia 1.01%
  India 1.00%
  Netherlands 0.96%
  Israel 0.57%
  Japan 0.55%
  Mexico 0.49%
  Belgium 0.39%
  Ireland 0.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.19%
Alienware 0.68%
American Megatrends 0.05%
Sahara 0.05%
Hewlett-Packard 0.03%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 11.53%
Dell Inspiron N5010 8.60%
Dell Inspiron N5110 7.63%
Dell Inspiron 560 4.97%
Dell Inspiron 580 4.41%
Dell Inspiron N7010 3.76%

About Dell

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

comments1 comment

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Chrisover a year ago
I removed this program on both computers 7 and 8 and reformatted and deleted all partitions and only have 2 partitions on both 7 and 8.A better alternative is to have the installation discs. I have 2 each for my 7 and 8. Dell should include the discs with the purchase of a computer but they do not. instead they cram a program on your hard drive to give you convenience and quick access to a factory restore. In 7 one can utilize the mirror image in windows backup and on 8 one can use the reset/refresh features. Again the DISCS are the best way. This way may take more time but not having that extra program installed on your computer in the mix of installed programs is less likely your computer will develop indigestion.