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Should I remove Dell System Detect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #496
United States Rank #356
Reach 1.6176%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.20 days
182.85 days >
Average installed length: 96.07 days


VersionDistribution 14.70% 9.88% 5.90% 0.70% 2.76% 4.89% 12.21% 3.59% 15.71% 17.55% 12.10%

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Dell System Detect

What is Dell System Detect?  (from Dell)

Allowing Dell to collect software usage data, your system service tag and system configuration information on an on-going basis for use and storage in servers that may be outside of your country can enable you to receive software updates and alerts that are specific to your system, as well as customized product informa...  Read more


Dell System Detect is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 65% of users of Dell System Detect come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited funtion trails, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe dfshim.dll,ShArpMaintain DellSystemDetect.application, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=0f612f649c4a10af, processorArchitecture=msil

How do I remove Dell System Detect?

Quickly and completely remove Dell System Detect 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 System Detect 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 System Detect, 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 System Detect.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.28%
Windows 8 24.27%
Windows XP 7.14%
Windows Vista 5.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.78%
Windows 7 Professional 15.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.74%
Windows 8 Pro 5.53%
Windows 8 5.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.47%
  United Kingdom 3.68%
  Canada 2.63%
  Germany 2.51%
  Brazil 2.43%
  India 1.57%
  France 1.45%
  Japan 1.18%
  Australia 1.05%
  Netherlands 0.88%
  Mexico 0.80%
  MA 0.78%
  Israel 0.78%
  Belgium 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 91.13%
Alienware 4.76%
Hewlett-Packard 1.33%
Acer 1.18%
ASUS 0.53%
Intel 0.18%
Toshiba 0.18%
Lenovo 0.16%
Sahara 0.09%
American Megatrends 0.09%
Samsung 0.09%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.16%
Dell XPS 8500 2.76%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.64%
Dell XPS 8300 2.56%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.38%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.34%

About Dell

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

comments4 comments

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Palestine Dell Sales Manager 4 months ago
I had to download it from Dell.com
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tom is angry - universe says calm yourself tom4 months ago
Program does what it is intended to do. You have to install it to get it. You can uninstall to get rid of it as well. Should I remove it does a great job!
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Rocker4 months ago
It did not come pre-installed on my system. I had to download it from Dell.com
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tom5 months ago
Dell System Detect is VERY poorly written by inexperienced children. It can and does interfere with mouse click input and keyboard input in other programs while the user is stupid enough to use Dell System Detect. It's roughly equivalent to the stupid and foolish choice of setting the RTS and DTR serial port lines ACTIVE on boot. In EVERY OTHER computer system they are normally inactive. This pyschopathic design causes great problems with many process control systems that expect a RELIABLE computer system and make the mistake of choosing Dell. ALL done by INTENTIONAL DESIGN and CHOICE -- remember this when you make your NEXT choice of computers.