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Should I remove Dell Help & Support?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,143
United States Rank #967
Reach 0.3056%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.64 days
137.02 days >
Average installed length: 71.99 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.6.1.0 0.20%
2.5.23.0 12.93%
2.4.18.0 22.88%
2.3.22.0 10.26%
2.2.26.0 11.70%
2.2.21.0 2.35%
2.1.78.0 6.30%
2.1.59.0 9.38%
2.1.58.0 0.32%
2.0.378.0 4.23%
2.0.375.0 1.39%
2.0.366.0 10.27%
2.0.363.0 0.20%
2.0.360.0 5.28%
2.0.351.0 2.30%

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Dell Help & Support

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Overview

Dell Help & Support is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is 2.4.18.0, 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 primary executable is named DCF.Agent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 16.31 MB (17,099,499 bytes). The installed file Dell.Tribbles.ContentUpdate.Configuration.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 users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 10. While about 90% of users of Dell Help & Support come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

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

Program executable:DCF.Agent.exe
Name:Dell Client Framework
DCF.Agent
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Help & Support\DCF.Agent.exe
MD5:9f767c742ea8a8a9e499e088c0cfb842
Additional files:
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.Warranty.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.Warranty
  • Dell.Tribbles.ContentManager.Configuration.dll - ContentManager.Configuration
  • Dell.Tribbles.ContentUpdate.Configuration.dll - ContentUpdate.Configuration
  • Dell.Tribbles.BeautyShot.Configuration.dll - BeautyShow.Configuration
  • Dell.Tribbles.Warranty.Configuration.dll - Warranty.Configuration
  • Dell.Tribbles.ContentManager.Common.dll - ContentManager.Common
  • Dell.Tribbles.ContentUpdate.Common.dll - ContentUpdate.Common
  • Dell.Tribbles.Warranty.Common.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Common
  • Dell Help & Support.exe - Dell Help & Support
  • DHSPluginInterfaces.dll - DHSPluginInterfaces
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.ContentManager.dll - ContentManager
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.ContentUpdate.dll - ContentUpdate
  • MDLCSvc.exe - MDLCService
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.AppService.dll - AppService
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.BeautyShot.dll - BeautyShot
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.AppTelemetry.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.AppTelemetry
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.SystemInfo.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.SystemInfo
  • Dell.Tribbles.Agent.Plugins.Apollo.dll - Dell.Tribbles.Plugins.Apollo
  • MDLC.Tools.XmlSigning.Verify.dll - MDLC.Tools.XmlSigning.Verify
  • 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
  • UninstallationApp.exe - UninstallationApp
  • DellUpdateAPI.dll - DellUpdateAPI
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • 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.

HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#2,143

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 87.89%
Windows 10 Pro 6.30%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.27%
Windows 8.1 1.63%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 0.37%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.87%
  United Kingdom 2.41%
  Canada 2.33%
  Australia 1.11%
  Singapore 0.60%
  India 0.58%
  France 0.31%
  Hong Kong 0.23%
  South Africa 0.21%
  Germany 0.19%
  Philippines 0.18%
  Italy 0.17%
  Brazil 0.16%
  Mexico 0.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.81%
Intel 0.15%
Toshiba 0.02%
Hewlett-Packard 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 5558 6.84%
Dell Inspiron 5559 6.36%
Dell Inspiron 3847 5.45%
Dell Inspiron 7559 4.84%
Dell Inspiron 3558 4.69%
Dell XPS 8900 4.16%

About Dell

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

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