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Should I remove Dell Data Services?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,566
United States Rank #2,300
Reach 0.1549%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.76 days
110.96 days >
Average installed length: 58.30 days


VersionDistribution 0.07% 0.13% 30.20% 66.07% 3.54%

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Dell Data Services


Dell Data Services is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 27 files and is usually about 2.35 MB (2,463,723 bytes). Dell.Tribbles.SelfUpdate.Configuration.dll 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 74% of users of Dell Data Services come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Data Services\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{90F9BFC9-A2A9-403F-9A40-1063FAD035BA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.35 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Data Services

  • Dell.Tribbles.SelfUpdate.Configuration.dll - SelfUpdate.Configuration
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.SelfUpdate.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.SelfUpdate
  • DCF.Branding.dll - Dell.Client.Framework.Branding
  • DDSSvc.exe - Dell.DDS.Agent.WinService
  • DCF.Agent.exe - Dell Client Framework (DCF.Agent)
  • DCF.Common.dll - DCF.Common
  • DCF.Interfaces.dll - DCF.Interfaces
  • DCF.Resources.dll - DCF.Resources
  • Dell.Tribbles.SelfUpdate.Common.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Common
  • DellAppUpdater.dll - DellAppUpdater
  • SharpBITS.Base.dll (by xidar solutions) - SharpBITS
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DDSSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Data Services' (Dell Data Services) "Dell data Hosting Service.".

How do I remove Dell Data Services?

You can uninstall Dell Data Services 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 Services, 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 Services.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 94.63%
Windows 7 5.33%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 42.46%
Windows 10 Home 29.02%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.89%
Windows 7 Professional 5.28%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 4.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.20%
  Brazil 4.69%
  Canada 3.44%
  United Kingdom 2.95%
  Australia 1.49%
  India 1.32%
  France 1.28%
  Italy 1.07%
  Germany 0.93%
  Netherlands 0.91%
  Mexico 0.74%
  Singapore 0.42%
  Saudi Arabia 0.40%
  South Africa 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.90%
Hewlett-Packard 0.07%
Toshiba 0.03%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3847 10.56%
Dell Inspiron 5558 8.16%
Dell Inspiron 3543 6.64%
Dell XPS 8700 6.61%
Dell XPS 13 9343 5.56%
Dell Inspiron 7548 4.18%

About Dell

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


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