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Should I remove BlackBerry Desktop Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,193
United States Rank #11,486
Reach 0.0208%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.05 days
856.93 days >
Average installed length: 450.25 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.0.0.46 0.25%
6.0.0.43 54.84%
6.0.0.40 42.18%
6.0.0.30 2.73%

Other programs by Research In Motion

BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0

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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

Overview

BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0 is a program developed by Research In Motion. The most used version is 6.0.0.43, 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 59 files and is usually about 85.99 MB (90,163,911 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 Vista (SP2). While about 54% 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: MsiExec.exe /i{D25F26E6-7F37-4580-9E83-2BDD9BE9E0CE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 85.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0

Program executable:Rim.Desktop.exe
Name:BlackBerry Desktop Software
Path:C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\Rim.Desktop.exe
MD5:3e42eca706f0702f22fe696b0fe8bd58
Additional files:
  • 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.Native.dll - Native Desktop Services
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Device.HttpControlChannel.dll - HttpControlChannel
  • 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.WindowState.dll (by RIM) - Rim.Desktop.Services.WindowState
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Interfaces.dll - Interfaces
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Logging.dll - Logging
  • Rim.Desktop.Themes.dll - Themes
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Tasks.dll - Task

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Rim.Desktop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AA33C099-7141-4C09-8238-003554AB208E}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • Rim.Desktop.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'DesktopMgr.exe' which loads as C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\Rim.Desktop.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Rim.Desktop.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\Rim.Desktop.exe'.
  • Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.exe'.

How do I remove BlackBerry Desktop Software?

Quickly and completely remove BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (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 6.0, 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#14,193

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.53%
Windows Vista 20.35%
Windows XP 13.90%
Windows 10 3.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.57%
Windows 7 Professional 10.55%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.32%
  United Kingdom 7.10%
  Canada 6.72%
  Indonesia 4.41%
  South Africa 2.30%
  Netherlands 1.73%
  France 1.54%
  Venezuela 1.54%
  Argentina 1.34%
  Germany 1.34%
  Vietnam 1.15%
  India 1.15%
  Saudi Arabia 0.96%
  Singapore 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.70%
Hewlett-Packard 28.68%
Acer 15.85%
Toshiba 9.43%
Lenovo 4.15%
GIGABYTE 3.40%
ASUS 2.64%
Sony 1.89%
American Megatrends 1.13%
Samsung 1.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.77%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.49%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.92%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.92%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.92%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 1.92%

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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