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Should I remove Diskeeper Home Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,769
United States Rank #29,561
Reach 0.0046%


10.0.608 3.08%
10.0.605 1.54%
10.0.593 1.54%
9.0.538 93.85%

Diskeeper Home Edition

What is Diskeeper Home Edition?  (from Diskeeper)

Diskeeper Home Edition is the most cost-effective way to keep your PC running like it did when it was new, without the need for slow, time-consuming manual defragmentation. Diskeeper 9 Home Edition goes to work as soon as you install it, running in the background to restore and maintain your PC’s performance. You pro...  Read more


Diskeeper Home Edition is a software program developed by Diskeeper. The most common release is 9.0.538, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 10.83 MB (11,357,213 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 38% of users of Diskeeper Home Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Israel.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: consumer.diskeeper.com/diskeeper/diskeeper.asp?RId=1&SId=2&CId=13
Help link: www.diskeeper.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9645A95A-CEF9-4B9A-A34C-60D226576CF5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.83 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Diskeeper Home Edition

  • Connect.exe - Diskeeper (TM) Disk Defragmenter
  • DfrgFAT.exe
  • DfrgNTFS.exe
  • DfrgSnap.dll
  • DfrgUI.dll
  • DfrgUIEx.dll - DFRGUIEX.LIB
  • Diskeeper.exe
  • DkAlert.exe - DKALERT.DLL
  • DkAutoUpdateAlert.exe
  • DkIcon.exe
  • DkLib.dll - DKLIB.LIB
  • DkMsg.dll
  • DkPerf.exe
  • DkService.exe
  • DkServiceMsg.exe
  • DkTabProvider.dll - DKTABPROVIDER.EXE
  • GetFATExtents.dll
  • ShowHtml.exe - DKRES.DLL
  • Tab.dll - UCC (TAB)
  • dkres.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DKService.exe runs as a service named 'Diskeeper' (Diskeeper) "Controls the Windows Diskeeper Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DkIcon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DiskeeperSystray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkIcon.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DkIcon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkIcon.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.46 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0021096541%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00126085%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00084881%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:295.87 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.43 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Diskeeper Home Edition?

Quickly and completely remove Diskeeper Home Edition from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Diskeeper Home Edition 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 Diskeeper Home Edition, 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 Diskeeper Home Edition.

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

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 100.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.66%
  India 10.39%
  Israel 7.79%
  South Africa 5.19%
  Mexico 3.90%
  Indonesia 3.90%
  Croatia 3.90%
  Australia 2.60%
  Japan 2.60%
  Italy 2.60%
  Saudi Arabia 2.60%
  Hong Kong 1.30%
  Chile 1.30%
  Slovenia 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 85.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Hewlett-Packard 5.00%
Dell 1.67%
Compaq 1.67%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 42... 5.00%
OIMERP DQ3510J_ 5.00%
LG Electronics P1-P.C2XPV 5.00%
Compaq Presario 061 PU026... 5.00%
HP Compaq 6710b (GB891EA#... 5.00%

About Diskeeper

Condusiv is a software producer that sells and supports a number of software products including its flagship productm, Diskeeper, a tool for reducing file fragmentation; V-locity Virtual Machine, a platform disk optimizer for virtual server; Undelete, which offers protection from and recovery of accidentally deleted files.
Publisher URL: www.condusiv.com


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