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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 #1,974
United States Rank #1,171
Reach 0.3345%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.57 days
665.78 days >
Average installed length: 349.82 days


VersionDistribution 77.99% 10.74% 4.10% 7.17%

Other programs by Dell

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


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe dfshim.dll,ShArpMaintain DellDriverDownloadManager.application.app, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=c8a6012355de1b2d, 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) 57%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 28%
Keep it 72%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.75%
Windows Vista 22.54%
Windows XP 10.91%
Windows 10 5.76%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.82%
Windows 7 Professional 10.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.61%
Windows 10 Home 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.03%
  United Kingdom 4.89%
  Canada 3.49%
  Germany 2.72%
  France 1.39%
  Netherlands 1.31%
  Australia 1.16%
  Brazil 0.88%
  Japan 0.78%
  Belgium 0.61%
  India 0.56%
  Sweden 0.53%
  Italy 0.52%
  Israel 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 91.49%
Hewlett-Packard 3.29%
Acer 1.60%
Alienware 1.16%
Toshiba 0.66%
Intel 0.31%
American Megatrends 0.20%
Sahara 0.18%
Samsung 0.13%
ASUS 0.10%
Gateway 0.10%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 8.26%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.73%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.92%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.84%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.36%
Dell Studio 1555 2.47%

About Dell

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


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