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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 #11,403
United States Rank #12,099
Reach 0.0295%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.20 days
920.46 days >
Average installed length: 483.63 days


VersionDistribution 87.09% 0.69% 10.33% 1.20% 0.17% 0.52%

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BlackBerry Desktop Software 7.0

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

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. BlackBerry Desktop Software supports both your BlackBerry smartphone and your BlackBerry tablet. If you already have BlackBerr...  Read more


BlackBerry Desktop Software 7.0 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is Rim.Desktop.exe. The software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 97.69 MB (102,431,097 bytes). Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 38% of users of BlackBerry Desktop Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rim.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\InstallerUtils\InstallerUtils.exe /UninstallDesktop
Estimated size: 97.69 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlackBerry Desktop Software 7.0

Program executable:Rim.Desktop.exe
Name:BlackBerry Desktop Software
Signed by:Research In Motion
Path:C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\Rim.Desktop.exe
Additional files:
  • CFP_desktop-vc9.dll - RIM CFP Desktop Dynamic Link Library
  • Rim.DesktopHelper.exe - BlackBerry Desktop Software Helper (Rim.DesktopHelper)
  • Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.exe - BlackBerry Desktop Software (Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate)
  • Rim.Desktop.exe
  • Rim.Desktop.HttpServerSetup.exe - Rim.Desktop.HttpServerSetup
  • CE.dll - Research In Motion CE (BlackBerry Cryptographic DLL)
  • Rim.Common.Filesystem.dll - Rim.Common.Filesystem
  • BlackBerryModemConfiguration.exe - RIM Desktop Platform (BlackBerryModemConfiguration)
  • DeviceSupportDll.dll - DeviceSupport
  • libBBLaunchAgent.dll - RIMBBLaunchAgent DLL (Launch Agent Service DLL)
  • MailServerMAPI.dll - MAPI MailServer Interface
  • MailServerMAPIProxy32.exe - MailServerMAPIProxy MailServer
  • MailServerMAPIProxy64.exe
  • MailServerNotes.dll - Notes Desktop Interface
  • MailServerRes.dll - MailServer Resources
  • MAPIProxy32.dll
  • MAPIProxy64.dll
  • Rim.Common.Utilities.dll - Rim.Common.Utilities
  • Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.UpgradeXMLParser.dll - Upgrade XML parser
  • Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.Utilities.dll - Auto Update Utilities
  • Rim.Desktop.Common.dll - ApplicationFramework
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.CfpLib.dll - Desktop CFP library
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Native.dll - Native Desktop Services
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Device.HttpControlChannel.dll - HttpControlChannel
  • Rim.Transcoder.exe - Rim.Transcoder
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Common.dll - Utilities
  • Rim.Desktop.HttpServerSetup.FirewallInterop.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NetFwTypeLib'.
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Configuration.dll (by RIM) - Rim.Desktop.Services.Configuration
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.FileSystem.dll (by RIM) - Rim.Desktop.Services.FileSystem
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Interfaces.dll - Interfaces
  • MSOl.Interactions.dll (by iAnywhere Solutions) - Sync SDK (iAnywhere.SyncApi.Translators.MSOl.Interactions)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Logging.dll - Logging
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Tasks.dll - Task

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Rim.Desktop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{70A014AE-9DF0-4E18-AAD5-1F3C650BE08B}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Rim.Desktop.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\Rim.Desktop.exe'.

How do I remove BlackBerry Desktop Software?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BlackBerry Desktop Software 7.0, 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 BlackBerry Desktop Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.70%
Windows XP 11.02%
Windows Vista 8.61%
Windows 10 5.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.63%
Windows 7 Professional 13.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.97%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.31%
  United Kingdom 10.80%
  Canada 10.50%
  Indonesia 4.29%
  France 3.70%
  Netherlands 2.37%
  Germany 2.07%
  Italy 2.07%
  South Africa 1.92%
  Spain 1.78%
  Argentina 1.63%
  Saudi Arabia 1.63%
  India 1.48%
  Mexico 1.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.76%
Hewlett-Packard 27.72%
Acer 16.84%
Toshiba 7.77%
ASUS 4.66%
Lenovo 3.37%
Samsung 2.33%
Intel 2.07%
American Megatrends 1.55%
Sony 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.33%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 3.85%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 3.37%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.40%

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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