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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,176
United States Rank #12,167
Reach 0.0137%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.50 days
368.88 days >
Average installed length: 193.82 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.3.2.16620 0.61%
10.3.2.16349 1.22%
10.3.2.16127 1.83%
10.3.2.15917 1.22%
10.3.2.15704 1.22%
10.3.2.15661 0.61%
10.3.2.15495 7.93%
10.3.2.15413 6.71%
10.3.2.15337 4.27%
10.3.2.15238 13.41%
10.3.1.13266 15.24%
10.3.1.13100 15.24%
10.3.0.9307 8.54%
10.3.0.9269 0.61%
10.3.0.9060 13.41%
10.3.0.8741 7.93%

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Symantec Encryption Desktop

Overview

Symantec Encryption Desktop is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is 10.3.1.13266, 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. The main program executable is pgpdesk.exe. The software installer includes 71 files and is usually about 58.49 MB (61,332,950 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 71% of users of Symantec Encryption Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in India and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\pgp corporation\pgp desktop
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4EBCD26F-1C31-45EB-B28F-710F12248BA9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 58.49 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec Encryption Desktop

Program executable:pgpdesk.exe
Name:Symantec Encryption Desktop
Encryption Desktop
Path:C:\Program Files\pgp corporation\pgp desktop\pgpdesk.exe
MD5:78227299d63a5a9cdba582d6ad03b58c
Additional files:
  • npgpnote.dll - Symantec Encryption Desktop (PGP Universal Notes client)
  • pgp viewer.exe - PGP Viewer
  • pgpamenu.dll - PGP Notes Verify Signatures Addin Menu
  • pgpatclientdll.dll - PGP Universal Client DLL
  • pgpcbt64.exe - PGP CBT Hook 64 Bit Executable
  • pgpcdcon.dll - PGP Universal Notes CD to MIME Converson Provider
  • pgpcp.dll - PGPcp
  • pgpfsd.exe - File Share Encryption Daemon
  • pgpiu.dll - Encryption Desktop Installer Helper DLL
  • pgplspih.dll - Encryption Satellite Installer Helper DLL
  • pgpmnapp.exe - PGP Shell Menu Executable
  • pgpmsmdb.dll - PGP MAPI Proxy Provider DLL
  • pgpmspst.dll
  • pgpnetshare.exe - File Share Encryption Command Line
  • pgpnetsharesdk.dll - File Share Encryption DLP Integration
  • pgpolplg.dll - PGP Outlook Plugin
  • pgpp.exe - PGP Portable Command Line
  • pgppdcreate.exe - PGP Portable Creator
  • pgppe.exe - PGP PE Tool
  • pgppwflt.dll - PGP Password Filter
  • PGPRecoveryGui.exe - PGPRecoveryGUI
  • pgpsarch.dll - Encryption Desktop Archive Module
  • pgpsdisk.dll - Encryption Desktop Disk Module
  • pgpsfs.dll - File Share Encryption UI
  • pgpskeys.dll - PGP Desktop Keys Module
  • pgpspoli.dll - PGP Desktop Policy Module
  • pgpstart.exe - PGP PE Start
  • pgpsview.dll - Encryption Desktop Viewer Module
  • pgptray.exe - PGP Tray
  • pgpwd.dll - PGPwd
  • pgpwde.exe - PGPwde
  • pgpwdesdk.dll - PGPwdesdk
  • pgpwipe.dll - PGP Shredder
  • rddservice.exe - PGP Universal RDD Client Service
  • pgp portable.exe - PGP Portable
  • pgpcl.dll - PGP Client Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • rddservice.exe runs as a service named 'PGP RDD Service' (PGP RDD Service).

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Or, you can uninstall Symantec Encryption 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 Symantec Encryption 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 Symantec Encryption Desktop.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.95%
Windows 8 25.61%
Windows XP 1.83%
Windows Vista 0.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 41.36%
Windows 7 Enterprise 15.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.02%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.41%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.74%
  India 4.80%
  United Kingdom 3.49%
  Australia 1.75%
  Malaysia 1.75%
  Germany 1.31%
  Italy 1.31%
  Canada 0.87%
  Japan 0.87%
  Romania 0.87%
  Taiwan 0.87%
  Argentina 0.87%
  Israel 0.87%
  Philippines 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 45.90%
Lenovo 19.67%
Hewlett-Packard 18.03%
Acer 5.74%
GIGABYTE 3.28%
Toshiba 3.28%
Intel 1.64%
Sony 1.64%
Medion 0.82%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6540 8.89%
Dell Latitude E6530 3.70%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 2.96%
Dell Latitude E5550 2.96%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.96%
LENOVO 20AWS15N00 2.22%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com

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