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Should I remove BlackBerry Device Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,609
United States Rank #8,868
Reach 0.0855%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.63 days
638.20 days >
Average installed length: 335.32 days


VersionDistribution 8.24% 91.76%

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BlackBerry Device Manager 7.0

What is BlackBerry Device Manager?  (from Research In Motion)

BlackBerry® Desktop Software supports both your BlackBerry® smartphone and your BlackBerry® tablet. If you already have BlackBerry Desktop Software installed, be sure to upgrade to the latest version before syncing your tablet. BlackBerry® Desktop Software 7.0 features an updated interface and user-friendly menu that ...  Read more


BlackBerry Device Manager 7.0 is a software program developed by Research In Motion. The most common release 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 primary executable is named DesktopMgr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 81 files and is usually about 2.38 MB (2,496,018 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 33% of users of BlackBerry Device Manager come from Canada, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.blackberry.com/software/desktop/desktop-pc.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4229F016-3A60-439E-B626-DE4BD457469F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlackBerry Device Manager 7.0

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
  • 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
  • CXLB.dll (by Nokia) - Nokia Intellisync SDK engine Samples (CXL Migration Layer)
  • connectorrequesthandler.dll (by Nokia) - Nokia Intellisync SDK engine Sample (ConnectorRequestHandler module)
  • SyncConfirmation.dll - SYNCCONFIRMATION module
  • SyncConflict.dll - SYNCCONFLICT module
  • mimepp_core.dll (by Hunny Software, Inc)
  • Attendees.dll - Nokia Intellisync SDK engine (ATTENDEES module)
  • ilsync.dll - ILSYNCEX module
  • ilsyncEx.dll
  • iltif32.dll - ILTIF32 module
  • ilx32.dll - ILX32 module
  • PTATTACH.dll - PTATTACH module
  • PtSSLog.dll - PTSSLOG module
  • UserLocMgr.dll - USERLOCMGR module
  • configurationupgrade.dll - Nokia Intellisync SDK (Upgrade module)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

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 Device Manager?

You can uninstall BlackBerry Device Manager 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 Device Manager 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 Device Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.07%
Windows 10 24.36%
Windows Vista 7.29%
Windows XP 5.22%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.80%
Windows 7 Professional 9.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.95%
Windows 10 Home 5.35%
Windows 8.1 5.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.35% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 33.35%
  United States 24.78%
  United Kingdom 11.47%
  Germany 2.90%
  France 2.51%
  India 2.17%
  Mexico 1.84%
  Italy 1.56%
  Philippines 1.17%
  Spain 1.17%
  South Africa 1.06%
  Netherlands 1.06%
  Argentina 0.95%
  United Arab Emirates 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.03%
Dell 20.50%
Acer 19.73%
Toshiba 7.47%
ASUS 5.75%
Samsung 4.60%
Lenovo 4.12%
Intel 2.11%
American Megatrends 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.66%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.11%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.34%
ASUS All Series 2.83%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.06%

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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