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Should I remove Autodesk Desktop App?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,525
United States Rank #3,764
Reach 0.0876%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.34 days
187.04 days >
Average installed length: 98.27 days


VersionDistribution 0.35% 0.29% 0.93% 0.17% 0.12% 0.12% 1.27% 5.27% 0.35% 5.67% 1.80% 7.93% 0.06% 10.42% 2.14% 35.44% 5.10% 0.06% 16.21% 0.35% 5.96%

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Autodesk Desktop App


Autodesk Desktop App is a program developed by Autodesk. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 installer includes 93 files and is usually about 168.1 MB (176,268,314 bytes). AdAppMgrUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Autodesk Desktop App come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Desktop App
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Desktop App\removeAdAppMgr.exe
Estimated size: 168.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Autodesk Desktop App

  • AdpSDKWrapper.dll - Autodesk Windows ADP Components (Autodesk Desktop ADP SDK)
  • AdAppMgrLauncher.exe - Autodesk Application Manager
  • AdAppMgrShortcut.exe
  • AdAppMgrSvc.exe
  • AdAppMgrSvcACLReset.exe
  • AdAppMgrSvcInstProxy.exe
  • AdAppMgrSvcProxy.exe
  • AdAppMgrTaskClean.exe
  • AdAppMgrUpdater.exe
  • AdAppMgrUtil.dll
  • AdUpdateCondition.dll
  • AssetReader.dll
  • Logging.dll
  • AcIpc_2_x86.dll - Autodesk Browser Components (Inter process communication component)
  • ADPClientService.exe - Autodesk Windows Components (Autodesk Analytics Client Service)
  • AdpSDKCore.dll - Autodesk Desktop SDK
  • AdpSDKUI.dll
  • AdSyncConfiguration.dll - A360 Configuration DLL
  • AdSyncConfigurationFactory.dll - A360 Configuration Factory DLL
  • AdSyncDatabase.dll - A360 Database DLL
  • AdSyncDatabaseFactory.dll - A360 Database Factory DLL
  • AdSyncInterfaces.dll - A360 Interfaces DLL
  • AdSyncServices.dll - A360 Services DLL
  • AdWebServices.dll - Autodesk Web Services DLL
  • AdWebServicesUI.dll - Autodesk Web Services UI DLL
  • JanusWebServices.dll - Janus WebServices Add-in
  • AdDLM.dll - Autodesk Download Manager
  • AdDLMRes.dll
  • AdDownload.dll
  • AdAppMgrCIPUtil.dll - Autodesk Desktop App
  • AdAppMgrInstSvc.exe
  • AdAppMgrIPC.dll
  • AdAppMgrSetup.dll
  • AdAppMgrSetupInt.dll
  • ADPUtil.dll
  • AdWingmanLib.dll
  • AutodeskDesktopApp.exe
  • removeAdAppMgr.exe - Rover.LocalizedProductName
  • AdskWixBaInt.dll - AdskWixBAInt (Autodesk component)
  • AdskWixBA.dll - AdskWixBA
  • senddmp.exe - SendDmp (SendDmp component)
  • adlmPIT.dll - ADLM
  • adlmutil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AutodeskDesktopApp.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
  • AdAppMgrSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Autodesk Desktop App Service' (AdAppMgrSvc) "Autodesk Desktop App Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AutodeskDesktopApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Autodesk Desktop App' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Desktop App\AutodeskDesktopApp.exe" -tray.

How do I remove Autodesk Desktop App?

You can uninstall Autodesk Desktop App 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 Autodesk Desktop App, 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 Autodesk Desktop App.

Win 10 81%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 81.00%
Windows 7 19.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.02%
Windows 10 Pro 28.37%
Windows 7 Professional 7.93%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 6.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.89%
  United Kingdom 5.63%
  Netherlands 3.35%
  Singapore 2.81%
  Italy 2.19%
  Germany 1.99%
  France 1.32%
  Canada 1.16%
  Australia 0.99%
  DK 0.87%
  United Arab Emirates 0.75%
  Hong Kong 0.70%
  India 0.66%
  Turkey 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.27%
Dell 23.84%
ASUS 18.42%
Lenovo 8.69%
Acer 8.26%
MSI 4.39%
Toshiba 4.13%
Samsung 1.98%
Alienware 1.64%
Intel 1.03%
Apple 0.60%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.24%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 3.61%
HP HP Notebook 2.61%
LENOVO 20378 2.61%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.21%
MSI MS-7817 2.21%

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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