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What percent of users and experts removed it?
46% remove it54% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,214
United States Rank #3,220
Reach 0.0991%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.43 days
278.16 days >
Average installed length: 146.15 days

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Workspace Desktop

What is Workspace Desktop?

Once installed the program creates a shortcut on the desktop called 'Workspace Desktop'. The tool promotes its use as an extension of the GoDaddy web interface, allowing users added functionality, such as drag-and-dropping media files into their GoDaddy web based email client, desktop notification, and others. The program runs silently in the background and never shows any visible signs of its presence except for system resource usage, which has also been found by some users to at times be notably high.

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. 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 primary executable is named desktoptools.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 24.28 MB (25,455,287 bytes). The installed file workspaceupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\workspace
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Workspace\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 24.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Workspace Desktop

Program executable:desktoptools.exe
Name:Workspace
Workspace Desktop
Path:C:\Program Files\workspace\desktoptools.exe
MD5:3a725108263ce791af9157649cf0a124
Additional files:
  • gdeditwrapper.exe - File Editing Tool (File Editing Tool - Edit Wrapper)
  • offsyncext.dll - File Backup/Sync (Workspace Shell Extension)
  • offsyncext64.dll
  • offSyncService.exe - Online Storage File Backup
  • offsynctray.exe - Online File Folder File Backup
  • workspacestatus.exe - Workspace Status
  • workspaceupdate.exe - Workspace Update (Workspace Updater)
  • wben.exe - Web-based Email (Web-based Email Notifier)
  • wbesettings.dll - Web-Based Email (Web-Based Email Settings)
  • gdeditwrapperax15.dll - Online Storage (Online Storage Plug-in)
  • gdeditwrapperax64.dll
  • offsettings.dll - Online Storage Settings
  • wbetoolsax.dll - Workspace (Workspace Webmail Plug-in)
  • wbetoolsax64.dll
  • ogcsettings.dll - Calendar (Calendar Settings)
  • outsync.exe - Desktop Calendar Tools
  • workspaceinstall.exe - Workspace Native Apps (Workspace Installer)
  • uninstall.exe - uninstal Application (Workspace Desktop Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • desktoptools.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C6E7FC63-1B02-454F-8D3C-7C6CB829941F}' (runs on registration).
  • offsynctray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0C10C79F-8F55-4901-A1E2-4B0F43FDA118}'.
Service
  • offSyncService.exe runs as a service named 'File Backup Service' (File Backup) "Service for the Online Storage File Backup".
4 Startup Files (User Run)
  • wben.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'wben' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Workspace\wben.exe".
  • desktoptools.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'desktoptools.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\workspace\desktoptools.exe.
  • offsettings.dll is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'offsettings.DLL' and executes as RunDLL32 "C:\Program Files\Workspace\offsettings.DLL",DriveMap.
  • workspaceupdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Starfield Updater' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Workspace\WorkspaceUpdate.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

offSyncService.exe
Memory:2.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002521935%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012182%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013037%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:583,400
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:11
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
workspaceupdate.exe
Memory:1.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0000845075%
Kernel CPU:0.00006580%
User CPU:0.00001871%

How do I remove Workspace Desktop?

Quickly and completely remove Workspace 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 Workspace 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 Workspace 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 Workspace Desktop.

WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 46%
Keep it 54%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#6,214

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.61%
Windows 8 17.87%
Windows Vista 8.78%
Windows XP 6.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.06%
Windows 7 Professional 17.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.94%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.47%
Windows 8.1 5.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.12%
  Canada 3.00%
  United Kingdom 2.48%
  India 1.34%
  Mexico 0.83%
  Saudi Arabia 0.83%
  Israel 0.72%
  Australia 0.62%
  United Arab Emirates 0.52%
  Egypt 0.52%
  Peru 0.31%
  Colombia 0.21%
  Spain 0.21%
  Malaysia 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.46%
Hewlett-Packard 26.87%
Toshiba 9.47%
Acer 9.03%
Intel 3.96%
ASUS 3.96%
Lenovo 3.74%
GIGABYTE 3.52%
Samsung 3.30%
Sony 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.27%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.86%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.45%
Dell Vostro 230 2.04%
Dell XPS 8300 2.04%

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