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3% remove it97% keep it
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Debug Diagnostics 1.2


Debug Diagnostics 1.2 is a software program developed by Microsoft. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named DebugDiagAOIcon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 16.05 MB (16,830,464 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 64% of users of Debug Diagnostics come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\debugdiag\scripts\inc
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9C5CABF2-B1F7-41ED-A86C-CE2F35B2C330}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.05 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Debug Diagnostics 1.2

Program executable:DebugDiagAOIcon.exe
Additional files:
  • complusddext.dll - Debug Diagnostic Tool (COM+ Extension for DebugDiag)
  • crashhangext.dll - Extension used with the crash and hang analysis scripts
  • dbgeng.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Symbolic Debugger Engine)
  • dbghelp.dll - Windows Image Helper
  • dbghost.exe - Process debug events publisher and automation compatible debug object library
  • dbgsvc.exe - Debug Diagnostic Service
  • debugdiag.exe - Debug Diagnostic Tool GUI
  • debugdiaganalysisonly.exe - Debug Diagnostic Tool (Analysis Only) (Debug Diagnostic Tool (Analysis Only) GUI)
  • iisinfo.dll - DebugDiag/WinDBG hybrid extension for IIS and ASP information
  • leaktrack.dll - Memory and Kernel Object Handle Leak Tracker
  • memoryext.dll - DebugDiag extension for user mode memory information
  • psscor.dll - Debugger Extensions
  • psscor2.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft NTSD extension for .NET Runtime)
  • psscor4.dll
  • sharepointext.dll - Debugger Extension for SharePoint (SharePointExt, [email protected])
  • symsrv.dll - Symbol Server

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • dbgsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Debug Diagnostic Service' (DbgSvc) "Scriptable debug and diagnostic service used to troubleshoot crashes, hangs, memory leaks, heap corruption and performance issues".

How do I remove Debug Diagnostics?

You can uninstall Debug Diagnostics 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 Debug Diagnostics 1.2, 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 Debug Diagnostics.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.82%
Windows 10 39.29%
Windows Vista 0.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.27%
Windows 7 Professional 12.73%
Windows 10 Home 9.09%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.36%
Windows 10 Pro 5.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.76%
  United Kingdom 6.04%
  India 6.04%
  Canada 4.03%
  Australia 2.01%
  Finland 1.34%
  Italy 1.34%
  Romania 1.34%
  Turkey 1.34%
  Taiwan 1.34%
  BA 0.67%
  Brazil 0.67%
  China 0.67%
  France 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.16%
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
Toshiba 9.21%
Acer 6.58%
Samsung 3.95%
ASUS 2.63%
Lenovo 2.63%
Alienware 1.32%
American Megatrends 1.32%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P855 4.26%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.19%
Dell OptiPlex 390 2.13%
Dell Latitude E6530 2.13%
Dell XPS 8300 2.13%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 2.13%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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