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Should I remove Dell Data Vault?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,024
United States Rank #14,157
Reach 0.0083%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.45 days
278.67 days >
Average installed length: 146.42 days


VersionDistribution 3.07% 3.68% 3.68% 4.91% 4.91% 10.43% 11.04% 33.13% 23.93% 0.61% 0.61%

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Dell Data Vault


Dell Data Vault is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 ddv1105_boeing2013.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 8.04 MB (8,432,195 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 81% of users of Dell Data Vault come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDataVault
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{C6A2E06F-AB29-447C-98B1-F2CCAD5059C3}\DDV1105_Boeing2013.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 8.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Data Vault

Program executable:ddv1105_boeing2013.exe
Additional files:
  • DDVEvents.dll - Dell Client System Analyzer (Lite) (DCSA Message DLL)
  • dddriver64Dcsa.sys - Dell Diags Device Driver (DDDriver.sys)
  • AtiPerf.dll - Dell Data Vault (Collect ATI Graphics Specific Parameters)
  • atiw.exe - DDV Nvidia Graphics Support
  • Chassis.dll - Dell Data Vault Support DLL
  • cppdll.dll - Dell Data Vault Support Dll
  • DCSAEvents.dll - DDV Message DLL
  • DDVCollectorSvcApi.exe - Dell Data Vault Data Collector Service API
  • ddvComInterface.dll - DDV COM Interface
  • ddvComInterface32.dll
  • DDVDataCollector.exe - Dell Data Vault Data Collector Service
  • ddvDb.dll - DDV database Interface Dll
  • ddvErrors.dll - DDV Error Logging Module
  • DDVRulesProcessor.exe - Dell Data Vault Rules Processor
  • ddvSummaryGen.exe - DDV Summary Generation Tool
  • DDVWizInterface.dll - Dell Data Vault Wizard Plugin
  • DDVWizProv.dll - Dell Data Vault WMI Provider
  • DellDataVault.exe - Dell Data Vault Service
  • DellDataVaultProv.dll - Dell Data Vault Provider Dll
  • DellDataVaultWiz.exe - Dell Data Vault Wizard
  • ePSAInterface.dll - Dell Client System Analyzer Support Dll
  • inst.exe (by Dell Inc) - Driver Installer Application
  • IntelPerf.dll - Collect Intel Processor Specific Parameters
  • nvapiw.exe
  • NvidiaPerf.dll - Collect Nvidia Graphics Specific Parameters
  • periodicData.dll
  • runDiag.dll
  • singleSummary.dll
  • SwitchToDTMode.exe - Switches the system to Desktop Mode
  • twoSummaries.dll
  • DDVConfig.exe (by Dell Inc) - DDV (Start/Stop and Reconfigure DDV)
  • DellProf.sys (by Dell Computer) - Dell System Analyzer Control Device
  • wRunEPSA.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Services
  • DDVRulesProcessor.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Data Vault Processor' (DDVRulesProcessor) "DDV Rules Processor generates alerts based on data collected by DDV Collector service".
  • DDVDataCollector.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Data Vault Collector' (DDVDataCollector) "DDV Collector service gathers system information and stores it for later use".
  • DDVCollectorSvcApi.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Data Vault Service API' (DDVCollectorSvcApi) "Dell Data Vault Service API exposes a COM API for working with the DDV services".
  • DellDataVaultWiz.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Data Vault Wizard' (DellDataVaultWiz) "System health and performance alerts based on Dell Data Vault collection.".
  • DellDataVault.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Data Vault' (DellDataVault) "System health, performance, and environment data collection for Dell applications.".

How do I remove Dell Data Vault?

You can uninstall Dell Data Vault 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 Vault, 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 Vault.

Win 10 49%
Win XP 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.08%
Windows 7 44.17%
Windows Vista 5.52%
Windows XP 1.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.25%
Windows 10 Home 28.40%
Windows 8.1 8.64%
Windows 7 Professional 8.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.32%
Windows 10 Pro 4.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.66%
  United Kingdom 3.29%
  Brazil 2.47%
  Canada 2.06%
  France 1.65%
  Australia 1.65%
  India 1.65%
  Germany 1.23%
  Italy 0.82%
  Hong Kong 0.41%
  Colombia 0.41%
  Qatar 0.41%
  Norway 0.41%
  RS 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 92.50%
Alienware 5.00%
Toshiba 0.63%
Hewlett-Packard 0.63%
Acer 0.63%
American Megatrends 0.63%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 546 10.00%
Dell Inspiron 3521 5.00%
Dell Inspiron 580 4.38%
Alienware Alienware 17 3.75%
Dell Inspiron 5559 2.50%
Dell Inspiron 24-3455 2.50%

About Dell

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


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