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Should I remove BlackBerry Desktop Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,912
United States Rank #4,796
Reach 0.1050%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 34.65 days
1022.22 days >
Average installed length: 537.10 days


VersionDistribution 42.85% 56.71% 0.10% 0.05% 0.29%

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BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.1

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 6.1 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 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 69 files and is usually about 99.46 MB (104,287,972 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 45% of users of BlackBerry Desktop Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.blackberry.com/software/desktop.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i{F909BB1B-3FC1-4EDA-AF1F-8F1A89163591}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 99.46 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.1

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)
  • aaaaaRim.Desktop.exe - BlackBerry Desktop Software
  • Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.exe - 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.Desktop.Services.Common.dll - Utilities
  • Rim.Desktop.HttpServerSetup.FirewallInterop.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NetFwTypeLib'.
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • aaaaaRim.Desktop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{203223B8-95F0-41D2-AC23-4EDA05F593C6}' (runs on registration).
  • Rim.Desktop.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A2A024BA-91A2-42B3-BAE9-B11CBA35B7A9}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Rim.Desktop.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BlackBerry\Rim.Desktop.exe'.
  • aaaaaRim.Desktop.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Desktop\Rim.Desktop.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:128.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0026052404%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00063432%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00197092%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:123,750,768
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.9 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:56.1 KB
105.02 KB average

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 6.1, 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) 67%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.35%
Windows Vista 11.35%
Windows XP 9.95%
Windows 10 5.31%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.15%
Windows 7 Professional 15.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.94%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.97%
  United Kingdom 9.44%
  Canada 9.32%
  France 3.67%
  Italy 3.28%
  Spain 2.25%
  South Africa 2.01%
  Indonesia 1.82%
  Germany 1.74%
  Mexico 1.58%
  India 1.46%
  Venezuela 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.30%
  Colombia 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.86%
Hewlett-Packard 29.34%
Acer 15.31%
Toshiba 8.87%
ASUS 4.70%
Samsung 1.90%
Intel 1.82%
Lenovo 1.74%
Sony 1.59%
American Megatrends 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.79%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.13%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.19%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.19%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.83%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.95%

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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