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Should I remove Dell Command | Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,900
United States Rank #4,107
Reach 0.0919%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.29 days
215.05 days >
Average installed length: 112.99 days


2.1.1 4.50%
2.1.0 6.21%
2.0.0 89.29%

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Dell Command | Update


Dell Command | Update is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is 2.0.0, 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 setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 48.96 MB (51,339,719 bytes). The installed file DellCommandUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 62% of users of Dell Command | Update come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Dell.com
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\CommandUpdate\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EC542D5D-B608-4145-A8F7-749C02BE6D94}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 48.96 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Command | Update

  • Clarity.dll - Dell Command | Update (Dell Clarity Library)
  • Core.dll - Core
  • CplIcon.dll - Ctrl Panel Resources
  • CplSetup.exe - Control Panel Icon Setup
  • dcu-cli.exe - Dell Command | Update (CLI Version)
  • DellCommandUpdate.exe
  • TaskSetup.exe - Task Setup
  • InvColPC.exe - Inventory Collector (Dell Inventory Utility)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DellCommandUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Command Update' (runs monthly on Saturdays at 3:01 AM).

How do I remove Dell Command | Update?

Quickly and completely remove Dell Command | Update from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Dell Command | Update 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Dell Command | Update, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Dell Command | Update.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.89%
Windows 8 23.80%
Windows Vista 0.16%
Windows XP 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 69.25%
Windows 10 Pro 12.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.25%
Windows 8.1 1.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.25%
  United Kingdom 4.61%
  France 3.57%
  Germany 3.11%
  Canada 3.11%
  Italy 2.31%
  Belgium 1.50%
  Sweden 1.33%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  Brazil 1.15%
  Australia 0.98%
  India 0.92%
  Mexico 0.92%
  Spain 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.84%
Acer 0.08%
ASUS 0.08%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 3020 7.51%
Dell OptiPlex 9020 4.74%
Dell Latitude E6540 3.40%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 3.40%
Dell Latitude E5530 non-v... 3.24%
Dell Latitude E7440 2.77%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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