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Should I remove BlackBerry Desktop Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,062
United States Rank #10,689
Reach 0.0316%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.20 days
448.37 days >
Average installed length: 235.59 days


VersionDistribution 1.80% 3.11% 1.47% 21.28% 44.84% 4.91% 22.59%

Other programs by Research In Motion

BlackBerry Desktop Software 5.0.1

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What is BlackBerry Desktop Software?  (from Research In Motion)

Sync your organizer, music and media files from your Mac or PC to your BlackBerry® device. BlackBerry® Desktop Software for PC coordinates the link between your smartphone, tablet, email accounts, calendars and more. With BlackBerry Desktop Software, managing this link is even easier. Transfer your favorite media files...  Read more


BlackBerry Desktop Software 5.0.1 is a program developed by Research In Motion. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is DesktopMgr.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 66.51 MB (69,737,102 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 44% of users of BlackBerry Desktop Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rim.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i{205A5182-EFC8-4C25-B61D-C164F8FF4048}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 66.51 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlackBerry Desktop Software 5.0.1

Program executable:DesktopMgr.exe
Name:Desktop Tools for RIM Handhelds
BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\DesktopMgr.exe
Additional files:
  • application_loader.dll - Desktop Tools for RIM Handhelds (Application loader extension)
  • backup_restore.dll - Backup Restore extension
  • BlackBerryModemConfiguration.exe - BlackBerryModemConfiguration
  • CertSync.dll - Certificate Synchronization Extension
  • DesktopMgr.exe - BlackBerry Desktop Manager
  • device_file_access_dll.dll - Device File Access DLL
  • Device_Switch.dll - Device switch wizard
  • DeviceOptions.dll - Device Options Management Extension
  • email_settings.dll - Email Settings extension
  • MailServer.dll - MAPI Desktop Interface
  • media_sync.dll - Media Sync extension
  • msync.dll - Mail Reconciliation for Synchronization Extension
  • ras_connection_manager.dll - IP Modem extension
  • rim_asci.dll - ASCII Importer/Exporter Connector
  • rim_hh.dll - BlackBerry Smart Phone Connector for Intellisync
  • RIMCXLServer.dll - RIM CXLServer Implementation
  • Synchronize.dll - Synchronization Desktop Extension
  • WebLink.dll - Web Link Desktop Extension
  • product.dll - BlackBerry Desktop Tools (BlackBerry Product Description)
  • product_common.dll
  • CE.dll - Research In Motion CE (BES Crypto Kernel)
  • Redirector.exe - BlackBerry(R) (Desktop Redirector)
  • redirectorlanguage.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DesktopMgr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DD9D0C40-1603-4362-A7FC-D60D547C0D06}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove BlackBerry Desktop Software?

Quickly and completely remove BlackBerry Desktop Software 5.0.1 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BlackBerry Desktop Software 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 BlackBerry Desktop Software 5.0.1, 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 BlackBerry Desktop Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.97%
Windows Vista 18.46%
Windows XP 13.89%
Windows 10 7.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.79%
Windows 7 Professional 10.18%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.57%
  United Kingdom 8.66%
  South Africa 5.28%
  France 4.60%
  Canada 4.33%
  Italy 4.06%
  Indonesia 3.65%
  India 2.57%
  Venezuela 2.03%
  Spain 1.62%
  Netherlands 1.62%
  Germany 1.62%
  Brazil 1.08%
  Mexico 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.11%
Dell 24.74%
Acer 17.89%
Toshiba 8.16%
ASUS 5.00%
Intel 2.37%
Lenovo 1.84%
Sahara 1.58%
Samsung 1.32%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.61%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.59%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.08%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.57%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.55%

About Research In Motion

Research In Motion Limited (RIM) is a Canadian telecommunication company known as the developer of the BlackBerry smartphone and tablet.
Publisher URL: www.rim.com


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