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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,166
United States Rank #19,701
Reach 0.0051%


VersionDistribution 4.00% 12.00% 10.00% 2.00% 15.00% 9.00% 4.00% 33.00% 2.00% 9.00%

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Autodesk Desktop-App


Autodesk Desktop-App is a software program developed by Autodesk. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. The setup package generally installs about 84 files. The installed file AdAppMgrUpdater.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 73% of users of Autodesk Desktop-App come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Desktop App
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Desktop App\removeAdAppMgr.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Autodesk Desktop-App

  • 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)
  • AdSyncConfiguration.dll - Autodesk Windows Components (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
  • AdDLM.dll - Autodesk Download Manager
  • AdDLMRes.dll
  • AdDownload.dll
  • AdAppMgrCIPUtil.dll - Autodesk Desktop App
  • AdAppMgrInstSvc.exe
  • AdAppMgrIPC.dll
  • AdAppMgrSetup.dll
  • AdAppMgrSetupInt.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 71%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 71.00%
Windows 7 29.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 33.00%
Windows 10 Home 24.00%
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.00%
Windows 8.1 6.00%
Windows 10 Education 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.60%
  Germany 21.92%
  Austria 3.42%
  Switzerland 2.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.23%
Hewlett-Packard 19.67%
Lenovo 16.39%
Dell 14.75%
ASUS 8.20%
Medion 6.56%
Intel 1.64%
Apple 1.64%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.43%
Acer Aspire E5-771G 4.82%
MSI MS-7972 2.41%
wortmann DZ68DB__ 1.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 1.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500D 1.20%

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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