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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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What is Explorer?

Explorer is a compiled version for the Citrix XenApp platform which is used to deliver a virtualized version of the application utilizing Citrix HDX technology.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 7.84 MB (8,224,961 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.citrix.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\citrix\selfserviceplugin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Citrix\SelfServicePlugin\SelfServiceUninstaller.exe -u "km-ce0db7e5@@Citrix.MPS.App.CTXFARM.Explorer"
Estimated size: 7.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Explorer

  • Citrix.Diagnostics.dll - Citrix Common Diagnostic Facility (Citrix.Diagnostics)
  • Citrix.Diagnostics.Recorder.Cdf.dll - Citrix.Diagnostic.Recorder.CDF
  • Citrix.GroupPolicy.Accessors.dll - Citrix Group Policy Management (Citrix.GroupPolicy.Accessors)
  • Citrix.DeliveryServices.CoreUtilities.dll - Citrix Receiver Storefront
  • Citrix.DeliveryServices.DazzleResources.Contract.dll
  • Citrix.DeliveryServices.Mvc.Contract.dll
  • Citrix.DeliveryServices.ResourcesCommon.Contract.dll
  • Citrix.DeliveryServices.ResourcesHelpers.dll
  • BaseClassLibrary.dll - Citrix Receiver (BaseClassLibrary)
  • Citrix.DeliveryServices.Clients.AuthManager.dll - Authentication Manager SDK
  • Citrix.DeliveryServices.Clients.AuthManagerUtils.dll - Authentication Manager SDK Utilities
  • Citrix.Receiver.SelfService.ConfigMgr.Communication.dll - SSP ConfigMgr Communciations
  • Credentials.dll - Credentials
  • Dazzle.Model.dll - Dazzle.Model
  • DazzleConfig.dll - DazzleConfig
  • DazzleLauncher.dll - SelfServiceLauncher
  • DeliveryServicesClient.dll - DeliveryServicesClient
  • ExtensionSDK.dll - ExtensionSDK
  • FMD.dll - FMD
  • InstallerLib.dll - InstallerLib
  • LauncherGenerator.dll - LauncherGenerator
  • LauncherStubLib.dll - LauncherStubLib
  • LaunchUtils.dll - LaunchUtils
  • PNAClient.dll - PNAClient
  • PreLaunchConfig.dll - PreLaunchConfig
  • RadeMonitor.dll - RadeMonitor
  • ReceiverShim.dll - ReceiverShim
  • ResourceProvider.dll - ResourceProvider
  • SelfService.exe
  • SelfServicePlugin.exe
  • SelfServiceUninstaller.exe - SelfServiceUninstaller
  • TestProvider.dll - TestProvider
  • CleanUp.exe - Receiver (Receiver Cleanup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SelfService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CitrixSelfService64' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Citrix\SelfServicePlugin\SelfService.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:30.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000889312%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006869%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002024%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:24,423
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:57 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:45 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:15.33 MB
Total CPU:0.0025124334%
Kernel CPU:0.00125622%
User CPU:0.00125622%

How do I remove Explorer?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.25%
Windows 8 43.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.50%
Windows 10 Home 18.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.75%
Windows 8.1 18.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.76%
  Germany 9.09%
  Canada 6.06%
  Belgium 3.03%
  Norway 3.03%
  South Africa 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Dell 21.43%
Medion 14.29%
Toshiba 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 6.67%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 6.67%
Medion P6631 6.67%
LENOVO 20428 6.67%
HP 550-127c 6.67%

About Citrix Systems

Citrix Systems provides server and desktop virtualization, networking, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and cloud computing technologies, including Xen open source products.
Publisher URL: www.citrix.com


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