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Should I remove Dell Data Protection | Access?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,662
United States Rank #1,765
Reach 0.2292%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.82 days
201.20 days >
Average installed length: 105.71 days


2.3.00003.072 11.33%
2.3.00003.071 1.31%
2.3.00002.041 1.06%
2.3.00002.040 0.18%
2.3.00001.021 12.17%
2.3.00001.020 1.22%
2.3.00000.157 0.13%
2.2.00003.009 14.83%
2.2.00003.008 2.92%
2.2.00001.001 8.57%
2.2.00001.000 1.44%
2.2.00000.071 0.02%
2.1.00001.002 17.46%
2.1.00001.001 5.89%
2.0.00001.001 3.50%
2.0.00001.000 1.81%
2.0.00000.154 7.10%
2.0.00000.085 9.05%

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Dell Data Protection | Access

What is Dell Data Protection | Access?  (from Dell)

Dell Data Protection | Encryption is a non-disruptive endpoint encryption solution that helps you quickly and easily deploy encryption across your entire organization, enforce policies and audit encryption state. It's a comprehensive solution that offers the highest level of Federal Information Processing Standards wit...  Read more


Dell Data Protection | Access is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is 2.1.00001.002, 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 main program executable is DellAccess.exe. The software installer includes 142 files and is usually about 193.51 MB (202,907,338 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 69% of users of Dell Data Protection | Access come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.support.dell.com
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Protection\Access
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A7D91856-258D-4C87-8041-B170851CE432}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 193.51 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Data Protection | Access

Program executable:DellAccess.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Protection\Access\DellAccess.exe
Additional files:
  • Interop.WaveArchiveInterface.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WaveArchiveInterfaceLib'.
  • Interop.TrustedPlatformManager.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TrustedPlatformManager'.
  • Interop.TrustedPlatformUtil.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TrustedPlatformUtilLib'.
  • Interop.SecureLoginSupport.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SecureLoginSupportLib'.
  • Interop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • Interop.TdmUserCredentialsLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TdmUserCredentialsLib'.
  • Interop.PasswordVaultManager.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'PasswordVaultManager'.
  • Interop.PBMCredentialManager.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'PBMCredentialManager'.
  • Interop.WizardLauncherCOMLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WizardLauncherCOMLib'.
  • Interop.KeyTransferManager.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'KeyTransferManager'.
  • Interop.PrebootCVBackup.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'PrebootCVBackupLib'.
  • Interop.CryptoManagerLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'CryptoManagerLib'.
  • Interop.MigrationManager.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MigrationManager'.
  • Interop.ControlVaultLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ControlVaultLib'.
  • Interop.Admin.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WaveESCcommon'.
  • Interop.TdmServiceLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TdmServiceLib'.
  • Interop.Wave.CV.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WaveCVLib'.
  • Wave Wizard DiskEncryptionCryptoErase.dll - Wave Wizard DiskEncryptionCryptoErase
  • Wave Wizard TrustedPlatformModule.dll (by Wave Systems) - Wave Wizard TrustedPlatformModule
  • WaveWizardCredentialRestore.dll (by Wave Systems) - Wave Wizard Credential Restore
  • WaveWizardCredentialBackup.dll - Wave Wizard Credential Backup
  • WaveLibraryEnrollment.dll - WaveLibrary Enrollment 2010
  • WaveWizardClearAllCVData.dll - Wave Wizard ClearAllCVData
  • WaveWizardDiskEncryption.dll - Wave Wizard DiskEncryption
  • WaveWizardDiskEncryptionAddUser.dll
  • WaveWizardDiskEncryptionChangePswd.dll
  • WaveLibraryTrustedDrive.dll - WaveLibrary Trusted Drive
  • WaveWizardClearCVUser.dll - Wave Wizard ClearCVUser
  • WaveLibraryFlashPlayer.dll - WaveLibraryFlashPlayer
  • TdmUtilC.dll - Trusted Drive Manager (Tdm C Utilities DLL)
  • ArchiverLibrary.dll - Key Transfer Manager (Wave Key Archiver Library)
  • WaveLibraryWizard.dll - WaveLibraryWizard
  • DellLibraryGUI.dll - Dell Library GUI
  • DellAccessHelp.exe - DellAccessHelp
  • DellStrings.dll - Dell Strings (Dell Strings en-EN)
  • PrebootManager.dll - Boot Manager
  • WaveLibrary.dll - WaveLibrary
  • DellAccess.exe - DellAccess
  • AxInterop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • Wave.ESC.Policy.dll - PolicyDll
  • Wave.TCG.ClientServices2.dll - Wave TCG Client Services

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DellAccess.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BAE3DCCC-8A16-4434-954E-9B26296D6A65}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Dell Data Protection | Access?

You can uninstall Dell Data Protection | Access 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 Dell Data Protection | Access, 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 Dell Data Protection | Access.

Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.45%
Windows 10 10.06%
Windows XP 0.44%
Windows Vista 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 80.72%
Windows 10 Pro 5.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.62%
Windows 8 Pro 2.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.76%
  France 4.12%
  United Kingdom 2.76%
  Germany 2.25%
  Canada 1.78%
  Italy 1.37%
  Netherlands 1.09%
  India 1.06%
  Brazil 1.01%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Sweden 0.95%
  Australia 0.85%
  Israel 0.74%
  Japan 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.31%
Intel 0.36%
Acer 0.13%
Hewlett-Packard 0.07%
Lenovo 0.07%
Samsung 0.02%
Toshiba 0.02%
American Megatrends 0.02%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 790 7.14%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 6.79%
Dell Latitude E6420 6.72%
Dell Latitude E5530 non-v... 5.89%
Dell Latitude E6520 5.69%
Dell Latitude E5520 5.38%

About Dell

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

comments3 comments

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Will3525over a year ago
It has become an annoying feature that I will not use.
user comment
philbertunutover a year ago
DDP|A will not allow you to install full disk encryption over it. If you use an ePO like McAfee EEPC you will need to remove this before installation is successful
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mike2400over a year ago
For whatever reason Dell Data Protection is breaking windows installer. Here is a quick and dirty way to remove the Windows installer error if you can't get the program to uninstall cleanly.