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3% remove it97% keep it
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Hosted Desktop


Hosted Desktop is a program developed by Citrix Systems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 8.41 MB (8,820,366 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of Hosted Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\citrix\selfserviceplugin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Citrix\SelfServicePlugin\SelfServiceUninstaller.exe -u "app-da63099@@MS-XENAPP-FarC:Hosted Desktop97E9"
Estimated size: 8.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hosted Desktop

  • 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
  • DesktopLockUI.dll - DesktopLockUI
  • ExtensionSDK.dll - ExtensionSDK
  • FastConnectAPISupport.dll - FastConnectAPISupport
  • 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

Scheduled Task
  • SelfService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8C4B9E9E-DEC4-45C2-87B0-124F29FE51B0}' (runs on registration).
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:15.33 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025124334%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00125622%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00125622%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Hosted Desktop?

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

Win 8 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 10 Home 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  United Kingdom 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%
Common models
HP Pro 3515 Series 33.33%
Dell Latitude E6540 33.33%
Dell Inspiron 1420 33.33%

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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