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Should I remove Dell Foundation Services?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,176
United States Rank #1,288
Reach 0.3404%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.30 days
38.42 days >
Average installed length: 20.19 days


3.1.3300.0 7.74%
3.1.3100.0 0.02%
3.1.1900.0 15.63%
3.0.1000.0 1.19%
3.0.900.0 2.28%
3.0.700.0 2.93%
2.3.3800.0 6.57% 16.35% 18.21% 14.11% 2.55%
1.1.333.0 9.96% 2.45%

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Dell Foundation Services


Dell Foundation Services 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 main program executable is DCF.Agent.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 2.53 MB (2,653,600 bytes). Dell.Tribbles.SelfUpdate.Configuration.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 73% of users of Dell Foundation Services come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Foundation Services\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D7AD55FA-39CB-4EEA-BCF6-00449B0F68B7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.53 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Foundation Services

Program executable:DCF.Agent.exe
Name:Dell Client Framework
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Foundation Services\DCF.Agent.exe
Additional files:
  • Dell.Tribbles.SelfUpdate.Configuration.dll - SelfUpdate.Configuration
  • Dell.Foundation.Agent.Plugins.CommonIcon.dll - Dell.Foundation.Plugins.CommonIcon
  • Dell.Foundation.Agent.Plugins.SinkEngine.dll - Dell.Foundation.Plugins.SinkEngine
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.AppTelemetry.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.AppTelemetry
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.SelfUpdate.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.SelfUpdate
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.SystemInfo.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.SystemInfo
  • DCF.Branding.dll - Dell.Client.Framework.Branding
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.Apollo.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.Apollo
  • DFSSvc.exe - Dell.DFS.Agent.WinService
  • Dell.Foundation.SinkEngine.Configuration.dll - SinkEngine.Configuration
  • DCF.Agent.exe - Dell Client Framework (DCF.Agent)
  • DCF.Common.dll - DCF.Common
  • DCF.Interfaces.dll - DCF.Interfaces
  • DCF.Resources.dll - DCF.Resources
  • DCF.UXLib.dll - DCF.UXLib
  • Dell.Foundation.SinkEngine.Common.dll - Stannum.Client.Common
  • SinkEngine.Interface.dll - SinkEngine.Interface
  • DFS.Common.Agent.exe - DFS.Common.Agent
  • DFS.NotificationCenter.exe - NotificationCenter
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • Dell.Foundation.CommonIcon.Configuration.dll - Configuration
  • ShellHelper.exe - ShellHelper
  • SharpBITS.Base.dll (by xidar solutions) - SharpBITS
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DFSSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Foundation Services' (Dell Foundation Services) "Dell Foundation Hosting Service for Dell Notification Center, Dell Common Settings, and cross application foundational features.".

How do I remove Dell Foundation Services?

Quickly and completely remove Dell Foundation Services from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Dell Foundation Services 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Dell Foundation Services, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Foundation Services.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 87.06%
Windows 7 12.86%
Windows 8.1 0.06%
Windows XP 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 34.17%
Windows 8.1 31.43%
Windows 7 Professional 12.77%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.60%
Windows 10 Pro 4.88%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.58%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.38%
  Brazil 4.09%
  Canada 3.88%
  United Kingdom 2.85%
  Australia 1.52%
  France 1.42%
  Italy 1.29%
  India 1.24%
  Germany 0.93%
  Mexico 0.86%
  Netherlands 0.69%
  Belgium 0.46%
  Spain 0.41%
  South Africa 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 94.69%
Alienware 5.29%
Acer 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3847 8.62%
Dell Inspiron 5558 7.57%
Dell XPS 8700 4.99%
Dell Inspiron 3543 4.75%
Dell XPS 13 9343 4.18%
Dell Inspiron 7548 3.11%

About Dell

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


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