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Should I remove Dell_OSD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.021 50.00%
1.0.020 12.50%
1.0.019 37.50%

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Dell_OSD

What is Dell_OSD?

This is the software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the device to the PC. Uninstalling this driver may cause the hardware to stop functioning properly (only remove this package if you no longer have the device connected to your PC).

Overview

The most common release is 1.0.021, 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 setup package generally installs about 2 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell_OSD\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8CFAD42A-B7D3-411C-B5D6-60580E9736B1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell_OSD

  • MnitorStatus_AP.exe - MnitorStatus_AP
  • OSD_AP_service.exe - OSD_AP_service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • OSD_AP_service.exe runs as a service named 'Dell_OSD' (Dell_OSD).

How do I remove Dell_OSD?

Quickly and completely remove Dell_OSD 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_OSD 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_OSD, 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_OSD.

HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.00%
  France 8.33%
  Ecuador 8.33%
  Switzerland 8.33%

About Dell

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

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