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5% remove it95% keep it
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VersionDistribution 46.70% 53.30%

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Dell Dock Update


Dell Dock Update 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 13 files and is usually about 690.29 KB (706,862 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 10. While about 72% of users of Dell Dock Update come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: dell.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell Dock Update\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2664612A-153E-4741-80D5-8FEEAF1E89D6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 690.29 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Dock Update

  • SystemSoftwareScanner.dll - SystemSoftwareScanner
  • ImpersonationManager.dll - ImpersonationManager
  • DUWrapperService.exe - DUWrapperService
  • DownloadManager.dll - DownloadManager
  • CatalogScanner.dll - CatalogScanner
  • UpdateScanner.dll - UpdateScanner
  • DockDetector.dll - DockDetector
  • DUWrapperUI.exe - DUWrapperUI
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.5)
  • Core.dll - Core

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DUWrapperService.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Dock Update Service' (DellDockUpdate) "Downloads and installs updates for your Dell device".

How do I remove Dell Dock Update?

You can uninstall Dell Dock Update 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 Update, 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 Update.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.94%
  United Kingdom 6.45%
  Italy 3.87%
  France 2.90%
  Germany 2.26%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Australia 1.61%
  Canada 1.61%
  Spain 1.29%
  Singapore 1.29%
  Hong Kong 0.97%
  Finland 0.65%
  Belgium 0.32%
  Switzerland 0.32%

About Dell

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


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