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Should I remove Desktop Authority USB/Port Security?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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Desktop Authority USB/Port Security


Desktop Authority USB/Port Security is a software program developed by Dell. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 3 files and is usually about 17.04 MB (17,864,239 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of Desktop Authority USB/Port Security come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: software.dell.com/products/desktop-authority-management-suite
Help link: support.quest.com/Default.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Desktop Authority\PortSecurity\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1511FB72-D32B-4D68-858C-36B9173DE4E4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.04 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Desktop Authority USB/Port Security

  • EmbargoEvents.exe
  • EmDlRes1033.dll
  • EmbargoSvc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • EmbargoSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Desktop Authority USB/Port Security' (EmbargoSvc) "Desktop Authority USB/Port Security".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • EmbargoEvents.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EmbargoEvents' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\Desktop Authority\PortSecurity\EmbargoEvents.exe.

How do I remove Desktop Authority USB/Port Security?

Quickly and completely remove Desktop Authority USB/Port Security from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Desktop Authority USB/Port Security 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 Desktop Authority USB/Port Security, 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 Desktop Authority USB/Port Security.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

About Dell

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


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