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Should I remove DS4Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,854
United States Rank #34,619
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.36 days
217.00 days >
Average installed length: 114.02 days


1.4.40 57.58%
1.4.39 3.03%
1.4.34 9.09%
1.4.31 3.03%
1.4.26 9.09%
1.4.22 3.03%
1.4.20 3.03%
1.4.15 3.03%
1.4.4 3.03% 3.03% 3.03%

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DS4Tool is a program developed by DSDCS. The most used version is 1.4.40, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 13.7 MB (14,369,528 bytes). Updater.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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 68% of users of DS4Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dsdcs.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DSDCS\DS4Tool\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A6C11E08-BA7D-4C31-9429-CAF52EF7D754}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DS4Tool

  • DS4Control.dll - DS4Control
  • DS4Tool.exe - DS4 Tool
  • Updater.exe - DS4Tool (Updater 1.4.40 © DSDCS, Inc, 2014)
  • DS4Library.dll - DS4Library
  • HidLibrary.dll (by Ultraviolet Catastrophe) - HidLibrary (Hid Library)
  • XInputTest.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • DS4Tool.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DS4Tool' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DSDCS\DS4Tool\DS4Tool.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:63.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000768035%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006403%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001278%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:3.63 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove DS4Tool?

You can uninstall DS4Tool 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 DS4Tool, 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 DS4Tool.

Win 10 61%
Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 60.61%
Windows 7 39.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 27.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.15%
Windows 8.1 Pro 15.15%
Windows 10 Home 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 6.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.09%
  United Kingdom 6.38%
  Sweden 6.38%
  Canada 4.26%
  Netherlands 2.13%
  Hungary 2.13%
  Saudi Arabia 2.13%
  BH 2.13%
  Germany 2.13%
  Spain 2.13%
  Norway 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.27%
ASUS 22.73%
Dell 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard 9.09%
Alienware 9.09%
Toshiba 4.55%
Lenovo 4.55%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.54%
ASUSTeK G750JM 7.69%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 3.85%
ASUSTeK X45A 3.85%
ASUSTeK K73E 3.85%


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