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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,868
United States Rank #8,224
Reach 0.0319%


4.1 0.16%
3.0.2 0.96%
3.0.1 0.16%
2.6.3 59.39%
2.6.2 15.29%
2.6.1 0.96%
2.6 2.07%
2.5 5.41%
2.4 7.17%
2.3 2.07%
2.2 1.43%
2.1 0.16%
2.0 2.23%
1.6 1.59% 0.16%
1.4 0.16%
1.2.1 0.64%

DS Clock

What is DS Clock?  (from Duality Software)

DS Clock is a FREE digital desktop clock that displays variable date and time information built from the format string. The program allows you to fully customize its look and feel. You can select any combination of date, time, and time zones, insert any text, pick custom colors and fonts, set custom sound to play at th...  Read more


DS Clock is a program developed by Duality Software. The most used version is 2.6.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 dsclock.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 3.7 MB (3,875,916 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 60% of users of DS Clock come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dualitysoft.com/dsclock
Help link: www.dualitysoft.com/support.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DS Clock\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DS Clock\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DS Clock

Program executable:dsclock.exe
Name:DS Clock
Path:C:\Program Files\DS Clock\dsclock.exe
Additional files:
  • dsound.dll - DSound Dynamic Link Library (DSound DLL)
  • dsetime.exe - DS Clock DSetime (DSetime)
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dsclock.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDB74E32-1BD9-48C7-98C5-192B48513179}' (runs on registration).
  • dsetime.exe runs as a service named 'DS Clock Synchronization Service www.dualitysoft.com' (DSClockSyncTime) "Synchronizes your computer clock with an Internet time server. If this service is not running, DS Clock will not be able to update your computer clock.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • dsclock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DS Clock' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DS Clock\DSClock.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dsclock.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DsClock' which loads as C:\Program Files\DS Clock\dsclock.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DSClock.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DS Clock\DSClock.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00000064%
0.016088% average

How do I remove DS Clock?

You can uninstall DS Clock 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 DS Clock, 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 DS Clock.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.59%
Windows 10 30.89%
Windows XP 10.83%
Windows Vista 6.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.24%
Windows 7 Professional 13.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.38%
Windows 10 Home 10.06%
Windows 8.1 8.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.44%
  Italy 6.23%
  United Kingdom 4.40%
  France 2.56%
  Canada 2.20%
  Australia 1.95%
  Hungary 1.71%
  DK 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.34%
  Poland 1.22%
  India 1.10%
  Sweden 0.98%
  Germany 0.98%
  Spain 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.15%
Hewlett-Packard 22.51%
Acer 10.82%
Toshiba 8.19%
ASUS 7.02%
Lenovo 5.85%
Intel 5.26%
Samsung 2.63%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Apple 1.17%
Gateway 0.88%
Common models
LENOVO 80E3 4.83%
ASUS All Series 2.42%
Dell Vostro 200 2.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.42%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.42%


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