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Should I remove Intel Desktop Utilities?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,516
United States Rank #6,126
Reach 0.1351%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.71 days
551.84 days >
Average installed length: 289.95 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.2.8 6.44%
3.2.7 1.27%
3.2.6 3.27%
3.2.4 3.43%
3.2.3 1.43%
3.2.2 1.06%
3.2.1 2.32%
3.2.0 0.95%
1.0.0 79.83%

Typically installed together

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Intel Desktop Utilities

What is Intel Desktop Utilities?

Intel Desktop Utilities provides you with the means to monitor system temperatures, voltages, fan speeds, and hard drive health; view detailed system information, and test your system hardware for common errors. Intel Desktop Utilities will display and log alerts if system parameters deviate from optimal setting to let users take preventative action.

About  (from Intel)

Prevent downtime without the cost of IT support or expensive software. IntelĀ® Desktop Utilities is an essential solution for small and medium businesses to prevent critical system failures. IntelĀ® Desktop Utilities audits, detects, and alerts you of changes in temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds that impact your o...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 1.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is iduServ.exe. The software installer includes 100 files and is usually about 10.4 MB (10,909,957 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20488
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Desktop Utilities\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F01CBA59-B5BD-4608-A834-1CBE8C292A71}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.4 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Desktop Utilities

Program executable:iduServ.exe
Name:Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
Service application for Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Desktop Utilities\iduServ.exe
MD5:c9a8fef5d2a5af5cf7e11ef4773f02f1
Additional files:
  • iduAbout.exe - Intel(R) Desktop Utilities (About Box for Intel(R) Desktop Utilities)
  • iduServ.exe - Service application for Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
  • intelmain.exe - GUI application for Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
  • iptray.exe - Tray application for Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
  • cpuid_dll.dll (by OSA Technologies) - cpuid_dll
  • IpmiTrans.dll (by OSA Technologies Taiwan Branch) - IpmiTrans
  • osaiodll.dll (by OSA Technologies Taiwan Branch) - osaiodll
  • InstHelp.dll (by OSA Technologies, An Avocent Company) - provides InstallShield with all necessary functions
  • ServiceControl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • intelmain.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D56E83E-3927-4974-8CC4-F2BA6833894E}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • iduServ.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Desktop Utilities Service' (IduService) "Manages IDU component communication and alerts".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iptray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ipTray.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Desktop Utilities\ipTray.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • intelmain.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Desktop Utilities\intelmain.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

iduServ.exe
Memory:16.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000237167%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001493%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000879%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:643,226
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:10
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.33 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:223 Bytes
105.02 KB average
iptray.exe
Memory:6.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0000113796%
Kernel CPU:0.00000524%
User CPU:0.00000614%
CPU cycles/sec:283,580
Switches/sec:1
I/O reads/min:2.02 KB
I/O writes/min:421 Bytes

How do I remove Intel Desktop Utilities?

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

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#4,516

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.96%
Windows 8 9.50%
Windows XP 5.80%
Windows Vista 0.69%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 41.22%
Windows 7 Professional 23.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.80%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.25%
  India 22.78%
  Brazil 5.90%
  Israel 4.80%
  BD 2.62%
  Germany 2.57%
  Canada 2.19%
  South Africa 2.04%
  Australia 2.00%
  Peru 1.57%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Philippines 1.43%
  Argentina 1.28%
  Austria 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 63.75%
ASUS 17.21%
Acer 7.24%
Hewlett-Packard 6.27%
Dell 4.26%
Lenovo 0.91%
Alienware 0.36%
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About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com

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