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Should I remove ADrive Desktop?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,332
United States Rank #32,230
Reach 0.0024%


2.2.1 22.92%
2.2 16.67%
2.1 60.42%

ADrive Desktop

What is ADrive Desktop?  (from ADrive)

Protect & manage your personal, business and enterprise-level data with ADrive cloud storage & backup solutions. Transfer files using SCP, SFTP or Rsync over SSH using any standard clients. We even allow you to manage SSH keys for secure, automated access. Conveniently access your ADrive files at any time, from where...  Read more


ADrive Desktop is a program developed by ADrive. The most used version is 2.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 adrive.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 44.4 MB (46,560,225 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 58% of users of ADrive Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adrive.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\adrive\desktop
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ADrive\Desktop\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 44.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ADrive Desktop

Program executable:adrive.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\adrive\desktop\adrive.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - ADrive Desktop
  • icudt51.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin51.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc51.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libssl32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • ssleay32.dll
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5Sql.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • Qt5Xml.dll
  • dokan.dll
  • dokanctl.exe
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • mounter.exe
  • shell_ext.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • mounter.exe runs as a service named 'DokanMounter' (DokanMounter).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ADrive.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ADrive' and executes as "C:\Program Files\ADrive\Desktop\ADrive.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:949.33 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000018088%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000070%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000111%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:120
8,062,084 average

How do I remove ADrive Desktop?

You can uninstall ADrive 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ADrive Desktop, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ADrive Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 10 46%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.17%
Windows 10 45.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.83%
Windows 10 Home 18.75%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 10 Pro 10.42%
Windows 8.1 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.46%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Germany 4.62%
  Netherlands 3.08%
  DK 3.08%
  Italy 3.08%
  South Africa 1.54%
  Brazil 1.54%
  Thailand 1.54%
  Belgium 1.54%
  RS 1.54%
  Finland 1.54%
  Russia 1.54%
  Sweden 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
ASUS 15.79%
Acer 13.16%
Lenovo 7.89%
Dell 5.26%
Intel 5.26%
American Megatrends 2.63%
Toshiba 2.63%
Sony 2.63%
Medion 2.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.55%
Acer TravelMate 8571 2.27%
Acer TM4750 2.27%
Acer E1-510 2.27%
Acer Aspire E5-771 2.27%
Acer Aspire E5-572G 2.27%


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