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Should I remove OSD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,359
United States Rank #20,030
Reach 0.0041%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.1.8 15.52%
1.1.6 12.07%
1.1.5 24.14%
1.1.3 48.28%

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OSD

Overview

OSD is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is 1.1.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 3.93 MB (4,117,425 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 80% of users of OSD come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.DELL.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DELL\OSD
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{76CB3301-6463-4D01-8BE2-A3C99692EB31}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.93 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by OSD

  • AIO_OSD.exe - AIO OSD (Dell OSD UI)
  • CleanSvr.exe
  • OSDSvr.exe
  • DPInst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DPInst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D7E6BB6-D452-4E75-96F0-43F9D85FCFCE}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • OSDSvr.exe runs as a service named 'Dell OSD Service' (FOXOSDService) "This is a service for OSD".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DPInst.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\DPInst.exe'.

How do I remove OSD?

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

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Dell
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows Vista 43.10%
Windows 8 5.17%
Windows XP 1.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 40.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.28%
Windows 7 Professional 7.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.75%
Windows 10 Home 1.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.46%
  Australia 6.90%
  Canada 3.45%
  France 2.30%
  Japan 2.30%
  Germany 2.30%
  LY 1.15%
  Philippines 1.15%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com

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