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Global Rank #27,156
United States Rank #16,796
Reach 0.0068%


03.00.06 13.54%
02.06.00 13.54%
02.05.00 21.88%
02.00.08 28.13%
02.00.07 22.92%

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Dell Precision Optimizer


Dell Precision Optimizer is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is 02.00.08, 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. 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 software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 64.25 MB (67,372,373 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 75% of users of Dell Precision Optimizer come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\PPO
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D66A3355-FEA4-4F60-8BAF-D6CBEDB396D8}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 64.25 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Precision Optimizer

  • ati.dll - Dell Precision Performance Optimizer (PPO Monitoring Plugin)
  • atiw.exe - ATI User Mode Support Application
  • cfgEngine.dll - PPO Configuration Engine
  • cpiProcessor.dll - PPO Configuration Plugin
  • cpiSystem.dll
  • DcsuWrap.exe - PPOSM DCSU Wrapper
  • DDVConfig.exe - DDV Configuration Support
  • DellPoaEvents.exe - Dell Precision Performance Optimizer Event Handler
  • DPOProv.dll - DPO Track & Analyze Report Provider Dll
  • LoadDefaults.exe - Dell PPO Support Program
  • localDisk.dll - PPO Profile Manager Dll
  • monEngine.dll - PPO Monitoring Engine
  • mpiDDV.dll - PPO DDV Monitoring Plugin
  • mpiIntel.dll - PPO Intel PerfMon Plugin
  • mpiSystem.dll
  • nvapiw.exe - DPO Graphics MPI Support
  • nvidia.dll
  • POAEvents.dll - PPO Message DLL
  • poaService.exe - PPO Policy Processing Engine
  • poaSmSrv.exe - PPO System Maintenance Service
  • PoaSMSrvPS.dll - PPO System Maintenance Proxy DLL
  • poaTaGFX.exe - Collect sGraphics Utilization
  • poaTaServ.exe - PPO Track & Analyze Service
  • poaUser.exe - PPO User Application
  • profUpd.exe - Profile update tool
  • upgradeOpt.exe - Dell Upgrade Options Tools
  • dpoCmd.exe - Dell Precision Optimizer (DPO Command Manager CLI)
  • DPONotificaionPopUp.exe (by Dell Inc) - DPONotificaionPopUp
  • DPONotificationPopUp.exe (by Dell Inc) - DPONotificationPopUp
  • Clarity.dll - Dell <product name> (Dell Clarity Library)
  • Inst.exe - Dell POA (Driver Installer Application)
  • POADrvr.sys (by Dell Computer) - POA Control Device

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DcsuWrap.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PPO SM Automatic Update' (runs weekly on Mondays at 12:24 AM).
3 Services
  • poaTaServ.exe runs as a service named 'Dell PPO Track & Analyze Service' (poaTaServ).
  • poaSmSrv.exe runs as a service named 'Dell PPO System Maintenance Service' (PoaSMSrv) "Dell PPO System Maintenance Service".
  • poaService.exe runs as a service named 'Dell PPO Service' (poaService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DellPoaEvents.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DellPoaEvents' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\PPO\DellPoaEvents.exe.

How do I remove Dell Precision Optimizer?

Quickly and completely remove Dell Precision Optimizer 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 Precision Optimizer 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 Precision Optimizer, 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 Precision Optimizer.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 8 22%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.13%
Windows 8 21.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 72.92%
Windows 10 Pro 10.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.13%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.08%
Windows 10 Home 1.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.64%
  Canada 5.07%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  France 3.62%
  Portugal 2.17%
  Germany 1.45%
  DK 1.45%
  Singapore 0.72%
  Brazil 0.72%
  Costa Rica 0.72%
  India 0.72%
  Greece 0.72%
  Argentina 0.72%
  Japan 0.72%

About Dell

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


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