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Should I remove Dell Driver Download Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
28% remove it72% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,503
United States Rank #2,380
Reach 0.1583%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.32 days
864.83 days >
Average installed length: 454.40 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Dell Driver Download Manager

What is Dell Driver Download Manager?

The Dell Driver Download Manager is a tool that has been developed by Dell to speed up and enhance the process of downloading files on to your computer.

About  (from Dell)

The Dell Driver Download Manager offers a fast, more efficient, method of downloading files as well as offering the ability to pause and resume your downloads. When downloading large files, the Download manager tracks and confirms the completeness of your download and virtually eliminates an undetected file corruption ...  Read more

This program is pre-installed on the PC

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.dell.com
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe dfshim.dll,ShArpMaintain DellDriverDownloadManager.application.app, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=2b328248f2286feb, processorArchitectu

How do I remove Dell Driver Download Manager?

You can uninstall Dell Driver Download Manager 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 Driver Download Manager, 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 Driver Download Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 28%
Keep it 72%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.35%
Windows Vista 11.28%
Windows 10 8.46%
Windows XP 7.88%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.33%
Windows 7 Professional 14.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.64%
Windows 10 Home 3.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.66%
  United Kingdom 5.01%
  Canada 3.23%
  Germany 3.07%
  France 1.64%
  Australia 1.23%
  Brazil 1.21%
  India 1.12%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  Belgium 0.93%
  Japan 0.87%
  Sweden 0.75%
  Italy 0.71%
  Spain 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 92.96%
Alienware 2.13%
Hewlett-Packard 1.96%
Acer 0.91%
ASUS 0.68%
Toshiba 0.41%
Intel 0.30%
American Megatrends 0.17%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 5.39%
Dell Inspiron 1545 5.21%
Dell XPS 8300 4.33%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 4.15%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.98%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.89%

About Dell

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


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