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Should I remove Autodesk Content Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #493
United States Rank #1,264
Reach 1.5583%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.85 days
379.09 days >
Average installed length: 199.18 days


VersionDistribution 19.96% 29.07% 0.08% 1.13% 29.78% 0.01% 0.07%
2.0.90 19.90%

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Autodesk Content Service

What is Autodesk Content Service?

Autodesk Content Service is an indexing service that monitors the activity in watched folders on the computer where it is installed. While monitoring these watched folders, Autodesk Content Service continuously updates an index with critical metadata associated with all design files and design objects in those watched folders.

About  (from Autodesk)

When you perform a search with Content Explorer, the index maintained by Autodesk Content Service is examined for matches to the search criteria. Since the index is continually updated by Autodesk Content Service, the search results are provided quickly. With this real-time search capability, you can create custom sear...  Read more


The most used version is, 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 Connect.Service.ContentService.exe. The software installer includes 235 files and is usually about 111.77 MB (117,198,297 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.autodesk.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Content Service\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{086F9A69-CD39-4893-A9FB-D3A0634CE3F7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 111.77 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Autodesk Content Service

Program executable:Connect.Service.ContentService.exe
Signed by:Autodesk
Path:C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Content Service\Connect.Service.ContentService.exe
Additional files:
  • ASDLoad_Res.dll - AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2011 (AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2011 component)
  • Connect.Client.HostFramework.Core.dll - Connect.Client.HostFramework.Core
  • Connect.Client.ProviderFramework.Core.dll - Connect.Client.ProviderFramework
  • Connect.Service.Extractors.AutoCADExtractor.dll - QuickAndDirtyAutoCadExtractor
  • AdSpatialReference.dll - Autodesk Spatial Reference (Autodesk Spatial Reference component)
  • Connect.Service.Contracts.dll - Connect.Service.Contracts
  • acdb18enures.dll - Autodesk, Inc. ObjectDBX (acdb18dres.dll)
  • acge18.dll - acge18d.dll
  • acge19.dll - acge19d.dll
  • acge20.dll - acge20d.dll
  • acgex18.dll - acgex18d.dll
  • acgex19.dll - acgex19d.dll
  • acgex20.dll - acgex20d.dll
  • AcIOLite.dll - Autodesk, Inc. aciolite (aciolite)
  • Connect.Service.ContentService.Admin.exe - Content Service Console
  • ASMAHL217A.dll - Autodesk ShapeManager (ASM Autodesk Hidden Line Manager)
  • ASMAHL218A.dll
  • ASMAHL219A.dll
  • ASMAHL220A.dll
  • ASMBASE217A.dll - ASM Base
  • ASMBASE218A.dll
  • ASMBASE219A.dll
  • ASMBASE220A.dll
  • ASMBLND217A.dll - ASM Blend
  • ASMBLND218A.dll
  • ASMBLND219A.dll
  • ASMBLND220A.dll
  • ASMBOOL217A.dll - ASM Boolean
  • ASMBOOL218A.dll
  • ASMBOOL219A.dll
  • ASMBOOL220A.dll
  • ASMCOVR217A.dll - ASM Cover
  • ASMCOVR218A.dll
  • ASMCOVR219A.dll
  • ASMCOVR220A.dll
  • ASMCSTR217A.dll - ASM Construction
  • ASMCSTR218A.dll
  • ASMCSTR219A.dll
  • ASMCSTR220A.dll
  • ASMCT217A.dll - ASM Cellular Topology
  • ASMCT218A.dll
  • ASMCT219A.dll
  • ASMCT220A.dll
  • ASMDatax217A.dll - ASM Data Exchange Tools
  • ASMDatax218A.dll
  • ASMDatax219A.dll
  • ASMDatax220A.dll
  • ASMDEFM217A.DLL - ASM Deform
  • ASMDEFM220A.dll
  • ASMEULR217A.dll - ASM Euler
  • ASMEULR218A.dll
  • ASMEULR219A.dll
  • ASMEULR220A.dll
  • ASMFCT217A.dll - ASM Faceter
  • ASMFCT218A.dll
  • ASMFCT219A.dll
  • ASMFCT220A.dll
  • ASMFREC220A.dll - ASM Feature recognition

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Connect.Service.ContentService.exe runs as a service named 'Autodesk Content Service' (Autodesk Content Service) "Autodesk Content Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:30.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0045501725%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00212437%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00242580%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:263,380
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:24.43 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.88 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Autodesk Content Service?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.18%
Windows 8 37.62%
Windows XP 2.15%
Windows Vista 0.98%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Windows 8.1 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.02%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.91%
Windows 7 Professional 16.60%
Windows 8.1 9.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.58%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.54%
  Italy 7.01%
  Brazil 6.00%
  Iran 3.01%
  Mexico 2.98%
  India 2.94%
  Canada 2.78%
  France 2.66%
  United Kingdom 2.49%
  Turkey 2.13%
  Taiwan 1.93%
  Germany 1.87%
  Spain 1.83%
  Australia 1.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.56%
Dell 20.93%
ASUS 16.47%
Acer 13.44%
Toshiba 6.46%
Lenovo 6.41%
Samsung 4.69%
Intel 1.60%
MSI 0.86%
Apple 0.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.27%
ASUS All Series 4.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.47%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.64%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.44%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.12%

About Autodesk

Autodesk focuses on 3D design application for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries.
Publisher URL: www.autodesk.com


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