82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove Dell Help & Support?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,431
United States Rank #3,279
Reach 0.0807%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.73 days
51.02 days >
Average installed length: 26.81 days


VersionDistribution 6.33% 0.88%
2.0.378.0 8.80%
2.0.375.0 5.10%
2.0.366.0 49.60%
2.0.363.0 0.53%
2.0.360.0 19.17%
2.0.351.0 9.59%

Other programs by Dell

Dell Help & Support


Dell Help & Support is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is 2.0.366.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 38 files and is usually about 16.31 MB (17,099,499 bytes). The installed file Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.SelfUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 8. While about 85% of users of Dell Help & Support come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Help & Support\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{262C869F-F1F4-4966-B024-A215F95B0755}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 16.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Help & Support

  • 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
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.Warranty.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.Warranty
  • Dell.Tribbles.ContentManager.Configuration.dll - ContentManager.Configuration
  • Dell.Tribbles.BeautyShot.Configuration.dll - BeautyShow.Configuration
  • Dell.Tribbles.Warranty.Configuration.dll - Warranty.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.Tribbles.ContentManager.Common.dll - ContentManager.Common
  • Dell.Tribbles.Warranty.Common.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Common
  • Dell Help & Support.exe - Dell Help & Support
  • Dell.Tribbles.BeautyShot.Common.dll - BeautyShot.Common
  • UninstallationApp.exe - UninstallationApp
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.ContentManager.dll - ContentManager
  • MDLCSvc.exe - MDLCService
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.BeautyShot.dll - BeautyShot
  • 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

  • MDLCSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Help & Support' (Dell Help & Support) "Dell Help & Support Hosting Service.".

How do I remove Dell Help & Support?

Quickly and completely remove Dell Help & Support 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 Help & Support 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 Help & Support, 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 Help & Support.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.32%
  Canada 4.27%
  United Kingdom 2.39%
  Australia 1.65%
  India 1.37%
  Brazil 0.46%
  Israel 0.46%
  Greece 0.28%
  Italy 0.28%
  Spain 0.23%
  France 0.23%
  Ireland 0.23%
  Malaysia 0.23%
  Japan 0.17%

About Dell

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


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