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22% remove it78% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 232.89 days


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Dell Dock

What is Dell Dock?  (from Stardock)

The purpose of the Dell Dock allows easy access to common applications (i.e. E-mail, Internet, Photos, Music, Videos, Office, Security, Help). The Dell Dock keeps icons grouped together in categories, with associated icons located in Drawers underneath. This helps eliminate the clutter of icons on your desktop and av...  Read more


Dell Dock is a program developed by Stardock. 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. 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 delldock.exe. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 16.69 MB (17,498,115 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 77% of users of Dell Dock come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Dell Dock is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Dell Dock is typically pre-installed with Dell computers.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Dell computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.delldock.com
Help link: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{CBCE2F73-24E4-481F-84B2-1A5EB720D187}\delldock.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 16.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Dock

Program executable:delldock.exe
Name:Dell Dock
Additional files:
  • MyDockLib.dll - MyDock Dynamic Link Library
  • MyDockClose.exe - DellDock Shutdown Utility
  • DockLogin.exe - Dock Login Service
  • MyDock.Util.dll - MyDockUtil (MyDock Utility Library)
  • DetectOEM.exe - DetectOEM
  • DetectTouch32.exe - Dell Dock (DetectTouch32)
  • SetColor.exe - SetColor
  • DellDock16a_setup_ENG.exe
  • MenuSkinning.dll (by DevComponents.com) - DevComponents.DotNetBar
  • VDialog.dll - VDialog
  • VistaBridgeLibrary.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DellDock.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B27EB1A4-2215-4449-90B8-992AC390D1BB}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DellDock.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named dock.
  • DockLogin.exe runs as a service named 'Dock Login Service' (DockLoginService) "Dock Login Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • DellDock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DellDock.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\dell\delldock\delldock.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DellDock.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell Dock' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DellDock.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000532137%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004264%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001058%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,895
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:47.15 MB
Total CPU:0.0057752699%
Kernel CPU:0.00382590%
User CPU:0.00194937%
CPU cycles/sec:4,846,314
I/O reads/min:21.99 KB
I/O writes/min:1.5 KB

How do I remove Dell Dock?

You can uninstall Dell Dock 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 Dock, 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 Dock.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.53%
Windows 10 9.36%
Windows Vista 2.55%
Windows XP 0.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 73.55%
Windows 10 Home 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 5.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.76%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.81%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.06%
  United Kingdom 5.18%
  Canada 2.94%
  Brazil 1.78%
  India 1.28%
  Germany 1.19%
  France 1.07%
  Australia 1.02%
  Netherlands 0.78%
  Japan 0.45%
  Mexico 0.40%
  Israel 0.40%
  Argentina 0.38%
  Sweden 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.53%
Acer 0.25%
Hewlett-Packard 0.14%
Toshiba 0.04%
American Megatrends 0.02%
Lenovo 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 11.71%
Dell Inspiron 1545 9.11%
Dell Inspiron 560 8.62%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 6.68%
Dell Inspiron N7010 5.83%
Dell Inspiron 580 5.79%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com


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