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Should I remove Dell DataSafe Online?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,429
United States Rank #697
Reach 0.4791%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.01 days
590.32 days >
Average installed length: 310.17 days


1.2.0014 1.23%
1.2.0011 37.13%
1.2.0010 0.21%
1.2.0009 27.26%
1.1.0031 3.90%
1.1.0029 10.29%
1.1.0028 0.02%
1.1.0027 1.74%
1.1.0023 3.46%
1.1.0019 0.54%
1.1.0014 0.51%
1.0.22 0.14%
1.0.21 8.40%
1.0.15 5.18%

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Dell DataSafe Online

What is Dell DataSafe Online?  (from Dell)

Dell DataSafe Online helps protect your music, photos and other important files by placing backup copies on a secure storage site using your internet connection. For your security all data is encrypted and compressed before ever leaving your computer. Once your files are backed up, you may access them from anywhere in ...  Read more


Dell DataSafe Online is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is 1.2.0011, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 programs's main executable is DataSafeOnline.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 30.22 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 13.04 MB (13,676,974 bytes). The installed file DataSafeUpdater.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 Vista (SP2). While about 84% of users of Dell DataSafe Online come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on Dell PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
Dell had been criticized for pre-installing a number of trialware and other bundleware with its desktop and laptops, but after strong customer feedback agreed to offer limited pre-installed software on its machines.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.delldatasafe.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Online\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{13766F76-6C8C-4E57-A9F3-3212D1C6E0D1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell DataSafe Online

Program executable:DataSafeOnline.exe
Signed by:Dell Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Online\DataSafeOnline.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • DataSafeUpdater.exe - Auto-Updater (DataSafe Online Auto Updater)
  • olbeng.dll
  • balloonwindow.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DataSafeOnline.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D0C52351-65CD-42C4-96E2-2C768A4B909C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DataSafeOnline.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell DataSafe Online' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell DataSafe Online\DataSafeOnline.exe" /m.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:30.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0022665876%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00070897%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00155762%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,663,204
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:177.15 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Dell DataSafe Online?

You can uninstall Dell DataSafe Online 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 DataSafe Online, 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 DataSafe Online.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.38%
Windows Vista 28.11%
Windows 10 5.79%
Windows XP 0.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.45%
Windows Vista Home Basic 5.76%
Windows 10 Home 4.72%
Windows 7 Professional 3.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.60%
  United Kingdom 3.93%
  Canada 1.79%
  Australia 1.45%
  Germany 1.33%
  Brazil 1.29%
  France 1.03%
  India 0.90%
  Netherlands 0.75%
  Italy 0.28%
  Malaysia 0.28%
  Japan 0.28%
  Ireland 0.27%
  Belgium 0.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.64%
Hewlett-Packard 0.16%
Sahara 0.08%
American Megatrends 0.03%
Intel 0.03%
Toshiba 0.02%
Acer 0.02%
Alienware 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 12.15%
Dell Inspiron N5010 5.76%
Dell Inspiron 560 4.95%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.40%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 4.02%
Dell Inspiron N7010 3.64%

About Dell

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


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