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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,907
United States Rank #7,419
Reach 0.0792%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.07 days
621.50 days >
Average installed length: 326.55 days


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DES 2.0

What is DES?

DES 2.0 (Dynamic Energy Saver) is a BIOS level setting that is designed to control various power saving features directly from the motherboard.

About  (from GIGABYTE)

GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced, users are able to turn on or off the Dynamic Energy Saver Utility completely, while still experiencing the hardware-based energy saving benefits of DES. With its intelligent Click and Forget design, users only have to select their preferred energy saving settings once. After that...  Read more


DES 2.0 is a program developed by GIGABYTE. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 des2.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 35.96 MB (37,710,317 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 33% of users of DES come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Gigabyte.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\EnergySaver2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{675F86A8-E093-4002-87D5-915CC2C45571}\Setup.exe /UNINST
Estimated size: 35.96 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by DES 2.0

Program executable:des2.exe
Name:DES2 Application
DES2 MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\EnergySaver2\des2.exe
Additional files:
  • UpdExe.exe
  • GBTUpd.exe - GBTUpd
  • ReLaunch.exe - ReLaunch Application (ReLaunch MFC Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdExe.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{89173FDB-B778-4B45-A131-E51DD90D9135}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • des2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DES2' which loads as C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver2\des2.exe state.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • des2.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DES2' which loads as C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver2\des2.exe state.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • GBTUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\EasySaver\GBTUpd.exe'.
  • UpdExe.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver2\UpdExe.exe'.

How do I remove DES?

You can uninstall DES 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 DES 2.0, 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 DES.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.06%
Windows 10 10.68%
Windows XP 2.81%
Windows Server 2003 0.26%
Windows Vista 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.17%
Windows 7 Professional 22.60%
Windows 10 Pro 3.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.03%
Windows 10 Home 2.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.28%
  Germany 9.13%
  Australia 6.92%
  United Kingdom 5.39%
  France 4.99%
  Israel 3.91%
  Canada 2.38%
  Russia 1.98%
  Taiwan 1.87%
  Belgium 1.70%
  Italy 1.64%
  Sweden 1.59%
  Spain 1.53%
  Iran 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 3.49%
Hewlett-Packard 3.09%
ASUS 1.91%
Dell 1.58%
Samsung 0.53%
Alienware 0.39%
Lenovo 0.26%
Intel 0.13%
Common models
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 10.78%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 7.30%
Gigabyte P55-USB3 6.43%
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 5.56%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 5.09%
Gigabyte H55M-UD2H 4.15%


Gigabyte is a manufacturer of computer hardware products known for its motherboards whose customers include custom PC manufacturers such as Alienware as well as some larger OEMs.
Publisher URL: www.gigabyte.com


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