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11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,674
United States Rank #13,113
Reach 0.0138%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.85 days
172.45 days >
Average installed length: 90.61 days


VersionDistribution 5.88% 2.57% 4.41% 4.41% 0.37% 56.99% 11.76% 6.99% 2.21% 4.41%

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Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework

What is Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework?  (from Dell)

IT has become the backbone of your organization. It is a daily tool for real time collaboration as well as crucial business data storage. At the same time, our world has become extremely mobile: valuable files are sent over networks or carried around the planet on laptops and hackers are becoming increasingly sophistic...  Read more


Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is, 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. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 62.99 MB (66,047,753 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 63% of users of Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Dell.com
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Protection\Client Security Framework\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{50FFE40E-D03F-4C8A-ADF7-A323F8E717F1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 62.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework

  • Dell.SecurityManager.exe - Dell Security Tools (Dell Security Manager)
  • Dell.SecurityManager.Agent.Plugins.AuthProxy.dll - Dell.Client.SecurityManager.Agent.Plugins.AuthProxy
  • Dell.SecurityManager.Agent.Plugins.PBA.dll - Dell.Client.SecurityManager.Agent.Plugins.PBA
  • Dell.SecurityManager.Agent.Plugins.SED.dll - Dell.Client.SecurityManager.Agent.Plugins.SED
  • Dell.SecurityManager.LocalConsole.exe - Dell.Client.SecurityManager.LocalConsole
  • Dell.SecurityManager.Interfaces.dll - Dell.Client.SecurityManager.Interfaces
  • Dell.SecurityManager.SystrayApp.exe - Dell.Client.SecurityManager.SystrayApp
  • Dell.SecurityManager.Resources.dll - Dell.Client.SecurityManager.Resources
  • Dell.SecurityManager.Objects.dll - Dell.Shared.SecurityManager.Objects
  • Dell.SecurityManager.UXLib.dll - Dell.Client.SecurityManager.UXLib
  • BouncyCastle.Crypto.dll (by The Legion of the Bouncy Castle) - Bouncy Castle for .NET (BouncyCastle.Crypto)
  • Dell.SecurityManager.Common.dll - Dell Security Manager (Dell Security Manager Common Library)
  • Dell.SecurityManager.MgmtServer.exe - Dell Security Manager Management Server
  • opensc_pkcs11.dll (by OpenSC Project) - OpenSC
  • AuthProxy.dll
  • ConnectionProvider.dll
  • CredCommon.dll
  • CredFormat.dll
  • CredSEDProxy.dll
  • CryptoProvider.dll
  • DBManager.dll
  • Dell.SecurityManager.Loader.exe
  • DellMgmtNP.dll
  • OPALProvider.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Dell.SecurityManager.SystrayApp.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 14.
3 Services
  • Dell.SecurityManager.MgmtServer.exe runs as a service named 'Server locale del framework di sicurezza DELL' (DellMgmtServer) "Server locale del framework di sicurezza DELL".
  • Dell.SecurityManager.Loader.exe runs as a service named 'Caricatore del framework di sicurezza Dell' (DellMgmtLoader) "Caricatore del framework di sicurezza Dell".
  • Dell.SecurityManager.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio agente di gestione Dell' (DellMgmtAgent) "Il servizio agente di gestione Dell fornisce informazioni di controllo e sui rapporti relative ai prodotti Dell di sicurezza e altri servizi di crittografia di terze parti.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Dell.SecurityManager.SystrayApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CSFTrayApp' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Protection\Client Security Framework\Dell.SecurityManager.SystrayApp.exe" showtraymin.

How do I remove Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework?

You can uninstall Dell Data Protection | Client Security Framework 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 | Client Security Framework, 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 | Client Security Framework.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.74%
Windows 10 23.90%
Windows XP 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 72.06%
Windows 10 Pro 10.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.21%
Windows 8.1 1.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.67%
  France 5.29%
  Italy 4.46%
  Germany 3.90%
  United Kingdom 3.06%
  Switzerland 1.95%
  Brazil 1.95%
  Spain 1.39%
  Canada 1.11%
  Netherlands 1.11%
  Israel 0.84%
  MA 0.84%
  Mexico 0.84%
  Czech Republic 0.56%

About Dell

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


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