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Should I remove Matrox PowerDesk?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,325
United States Rank #20,399
Reach 0.0091%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.57 days
636.37 days >
Average installed length: 334.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.19.0049.0926 1.0049 0.79%
1.18.7002.1111 2.08.05 GXM 1.57%
1.18.5001.0821 2.08.04 GXM 17.32%
1.18.3002.0417 2.08.03 GXM 5.51%
1.18.0145.1114 4.05 0.79%
1.18.0125.0404 4.05 0.79%
1.17.3003.0917 4.04 1.57%
1.17.2002.0614 2.08.02 GXM 20.47%
1.17.2002.0614 1.57%
1.17.0106.0528 4.04 0.79%
1.17.0106.0528 2.13 (M-Series) 1.57%
1.15.2147.1206 4.03 1.57%
1.15.2147.1206 2.12 (M-Series) 0.79%
1.15.2032.1023 2.08.01 GXM 5.51%
1.14.0183.0508 M-Series 0.79%
1.14.0183.0508 4.02 (M-Series) 0.79%
1.12.1005.1107 4.01 (M-Series) 0.79%
1.12.1005.1107 2.10 (M-Series) 0.79%
1.12.0105.0815 4.01 (M-Series) 1.57%
1.11.0001.0511 2.07.01 GXM 20.47%
1.10.4088.0310 M-Series 0.79%
1.10.2001.1101 M-Series 1.57%
1.10.2001.1101 4.00 (M-Series) 1.57%
1.10.0117.0506 4.00 (M-Series) 0.79%
1.09.0031.0521 2.07.00 TH2GO Analog 3.15%
1.09.0031.0521 2.07.00 GXM 2.36%
1.08.6004.0214 2.09 (M-Series) 0.79%
1.08.4061.1027 2.09 (M-Series) 0.79%
1.08.3015.0810 2.09 (M-Series) 0.79%
1.03.0020.0617 2.05 GXM/VEOS 0.79%
1.02.1003.0728 0.79%

Matrox PowerDesk

Overview

Matrox PowerDesk is a software program developed by Matrox Graphics. The most common release is 1.17.2002.0614 2.08.02 gxm, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is matrox.pdesk.core.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.31 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 51.76 MB (54,274,818 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 44% of users of Matrox PowerDesk come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.matrox.com
Help link: www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\matrox graphics\powerdesk
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{82FC9F7B-0971-4A4A-879C-012222172359}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 51.76 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Matrox PowerDesk

Program executable:matrox.pdesk.core.exe
Name:Matrox.PDesk.Core.exe
PowerDesk Core
Signed by:Matrox Graphics Inc (Test)
Path:C:\Program Files\matrox graphics\powerdesk\matrox.pdesk.core.exe
MD5:a30ce50a7fe72581f6a60467878ddc88
Additional files:
  • matrox.pdeskcmd.exe - Matrox board configuration Utility (Command-line board configuration utility.)
  • matrox.pdesk.shellext.dll - Matrox PowerDesk Shell Extension. (Shell extension to start the PowerDesk UI)
  • matrox.pdesk.shellext64.dll
  • Matrox.DisableEdidCaching.exe - PowerDesk Disable EDID Caching Tool
  • matrox.msiaccess.dll - MSIAcces Dynamic Link Library (File to execute additional installation tasks)
  • mtxdedll.dll - MtxDEDll Dynamic Link Library
  • ACH Matrox.PDesk.Services.exe - Matrox Services Host (Service used to handle various PowerDesk tasks.)
  • matrox.pdesk.services.exe
  • ACH Matrox.PDesk.Startup.exe - StartUp Application
  • matrox.pdesk.startup.exe
  • matrox.pdesk.ui.exe - PowerDesk User Interface
  • matrox.pdesk.hooks.dll - Hooks DLL
  • matrox.pdesk.hooks64.dll
  • matrox.pdesk.adminui.exe - Elevated Application
  • matrox.pdesk.hookhost.exe - DesktopM Application
  • matrox.pdesk.hookhost64.exe
  • matrox.powerdesk.installmon64.exe - InstallM Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • Matrox.PDesk.ShellExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Matrox.PowerDesk.UI.ShellExt' with a class of {B06D1A0D-F7EE-4A75-B2A2-EEC20CFC72D2}.
  • Matrox.PDesk.ShellExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Matrox.PowerDesk.UI.ShellExt' with a class of {B06D1A0D-F7EE-4A75-B2A2-EEC20CFC72D2}.
2 Services
  • Matrox.PDesk.Services.exe runs as a service named 'Matrox.Pdesk3.ServicesHost' (Matrox.Pdesk3.ServicesHost) "Powerdesk for Vista service control".
  • ACH Matrox.PDesk.Services.exe runs as a service named 'Matrox.Pdesk3.ServicesHost' (Matrox.Pdesk3.ServicesHost) "Powerdesk for Vista service control".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Matrox.PDesk.Startup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Matrox PowerDesk' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Matrox Graphics\PowerDesk\Matrox.PDesk.Startup.exe".
  • ACH Matrox.PDesk.Startup.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Matrox PowerDesk' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Matrox Graphics\PowerDesk\Matrox.PDesk.Startup.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

matrox.pdesk.core.exe
Memory:4.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000135410%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000990%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000364%
0.015104% average
matrox.pdesk.services.exe
Memory:1.76 MB
Total CPU:0.0000056087%
Kernel CPU:0.00000099%
User CPU:0.00000462%
CPU cycles/sec:10,491
matrox.pdesk.startup.exe
Memory:1.75 MB
Total CPU:0.0000062775%
Kernel CPU:0.00000231%
User CPU:0.00000397%

How do I remove Matrox PowerDesk?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Server 2003 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.50%
Windows 8 22.05%
Windows Vista 4.72%
Windows XP 3.94%
Windows Server 2003 0.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.77%
Windows 7 Professional 22.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.87%
Windows 8.1 6.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.87%
  Germany 10.97%
  United Kingdom 5.81%
  France 5.16%
  Canada 3.87%
  Netherlands 3.87%
  Switzerland 3.23%
  Italy 2.58%
  Australia 1.94%
  Sweden 1.94%
  United Arab Emirates 1.29%
  Norway 1.29%
  Japan 1.29%
  South Africa 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.54%
Hewlett-Packard 18.84%
Acer 13.04%
ASUS 11.59%
Lenovo 10.14%
GIGABYTE 5.80%
Toshiba 4.35%
Medion 4.35%
Apple 2.90%
Alienware 1.45%
Common models
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ASUSTeK K73SD 1.11%
ASUSTeK K55A 1.11%
Alienware Alienware 17 1.11%
NVIDIA 132-CK-NF78 1.11%
MEDIONPC MS-7667 1.11%

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