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Windows Desktop


Windows Desktop is a program developed by Citrix Systems. 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). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\citrix\selfserviceplugin
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Citrix\SelfServicePlugin\SelfServiceUninstaller.exe -u "xenapp-8c9b4d12@@Farm1:Windows Desktop"
Estimated size: 8.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows 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).

How do I remove Windows Desktop?

Quickly and completely remove Windows 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 Windows 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 Windows 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 Windows Desktop.

Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
Windows 8
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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