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Should I remove Android Desktop Remote?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,352
United States Rank #46,248
Reach 0.0018%


1.6.0 85.29%
1.5.0 5.88%
1.4.0 8.82%

Android Desktop Remote

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Android Desktop Remote is a program developed by David Straw. The most used version is 1.6.0, 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 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 3 files and is usually about 1.09 MB (1,146,880 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 41% of users of Android Desktop Remote come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\android desktop remote
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F6413788-0568-413A-AAB0-69F806FDCB5C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Android Desktop Remote

  • androiddesktopremoteservice.exe - Strawbuilt.RemoteControl.WindowsService.Properties (Android Desktop Remote Service)
  • androiddesktopremoteserver.exe - Strawbuilt.RemoteControl.WindowsServer.Properties (Android Desktop Remote Server)
  • protobuf-net.dll - protobuf-net

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • androiddesktopremoteservice.exe runs as a service named 'Android Desktop Remote' (AndroidDesktopRemote) "Server component for Android Desktop Remote".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • androiddesktopremoteserver.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Android Desktop Remote\AndroidDesktopRemoteServer.exe'.

How do I remove Android Desktop Remote?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.53%
Windows 10 23.53%
Windows XP 2.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.18%
Windows 7 Professional 17.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.71%
Windows 8.1 8.82%
Windows 8 Pro 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview w... 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.03%
  United Kingdom 10.26%
  Australia 5.13%
  Netherlands 5.13%
  Germany 5.13%
  MK 2.56%
  MA 2.56%
  South Africa 2.56%
  Brazil 2.56%
  Taiwan 2.56%
  Belgium 2.56%
  CW 2.56%
  Sweden 2.56%
  Mexico 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.14%
Acer 20.69%
Dell 17.24%
ASUS 13.79%
Lenovo 6.90%
Samsung 3.45%
Sony 3.45%
Medion 3.45%
Common models
Acer Aspire R3610 7.14%
Acer Aspire 5738 3.57%
Acer Aspire 5732Z 3.57%
Sony VPCEE3J0E 3.57%
Sony VGN-NW120J 3.57%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 3.57%


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