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Should I remove Dell Support Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,886
United States Rank #1,188
Reach 0.3527%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.42 days
690.85 days >
Average installed length: 362.99 days


3.2.6032.125 54.86%
3.2.6032.102 9.64%
3.2.6032.55 7.19%
3.2.6032.47 4.91%
3.2.6032.39 23.40%

Dell Support Center

What is Dell Support Center?

Dell Support Center is a control panel for system tools and diagnostics. It contains extensive help sections for online tools, warranty information, Dell technical support links and Dell customer support channels. Access all system controls like Device Manager, Network Connections, etc. from a single location. It comes pre-installed on factory installations of Dell computers.

About  (from PC-Doctor)

Dell Support Center is pre-installed on all Dell Consumer Desktops and Portables and Vostro Desktops and Portables. On Alienware systems, Dell Support Center is known as AlienAutopsy.


The most common release is 3.2.6032.125, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named applauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 130 files and is usually about 71.91 MB (75,402,579 bytes).

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.
Dell Support Center is typically pre-installed with Dell computers.
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.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Dell computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\uninstaller.exe /arp
Estimated size: 71.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Support Center

Program executable:applauncher.exe
Name:PC-Doctor for Windows
PC-Doctor Module
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\applauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • Setup_nltd.exe - Network Link Test Driver
  • 1394.dll - PC-Doctor for Windows (PC-Doctor Module)
  • 1394Info.dll
  • Asapi.dll
  • asapicsharp.dll
  • Ata.dll
  • AtaInfo.dll
  • Audio.dll
  • Battery.dll
  • BatteryInfo.dll
  • CEGUIBase.dll
  • CEGUIFalagardWRBase.dll
  • CEGUIFreeImageImageCodec.dll
  • CEGUIOgreRenderer.dll
  • CEGUITinyXMLParser.dll
  • colladadom.dll
  • CommandLine.dll
  • common.dll
  • COPP.dll
  • CSharpCommon.dll
  • Csmi.dll
  • CudaTest.dll
  • Dapi5.dll
  • DataStore.dll
  • DataStoreCSharp.dll
  • DellLog.dll
  • DiskScanner.dll
  • DiskScannerCSharp.dll
  • Drive.dll
  • Drive2.dll
  • DriveTest.dll
  • EnableToolbarW32.exe
  • Engine.dll
  • Enumerator.dll
  • Gapi.dll
  • GapiCSharp.dll
  • Http_WinHTTP.dll
  • hybridGPUSwitch.exe
  • Inventory.dll
  • IPC2.dll
  • KernelMode.dll
  • libAdapterDeviceDX10.dll
  • libAudioVista.dll
  • libDXVersion.dll
  • libGPUInfo.dll
  • libIPv6.dll
  • libModuleCommon.dll
  • libNdis.dll
  • libReadyBoost.dll
  • libRenderTest.dll
  • libStereo3D.dll
  • libSynaptics.dll
  • libUsbEnumerator.dll
  • libVideo.dll
  • libVideoDX10.dll
  • libVideoDX9.dll
  • libVideoInfo.dll
  • libVideoPortInfo.dll
  • libVideoPortInfoCOPP.dll
  • libVideoPortInfoWin7.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • uaclauncher.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCDoctorBackgroundMonitorTask' (runs monthly on Saturdays at 3:00 PM).
  • sessionchecker.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PCDEventLauncher'.

How do I remove Dell Support Center?

You can uninstall Dell Support Center 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 Support Center, 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 Support Center.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.51%
Windows 10 45.54%
Windows Vista 4.70%
Windows XP 2.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.86%
Windows 8.1 17.27%
Windows 8 10.63%
Windows 7 Professional 7.16%
Windows 10 Home 6.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.20%
  United Kingdom 3.43%
  Canada 2.38%
  Germany 2.16%
  Brazil 1.95%
  India 1.59%
  France 1.21%
  Australia 1.18%
  Mexico 0.72%
  Italy 0.65%
  Netherlands 0.59%
  Saudi Arabia 0.52%
  Israel 0.49%
  Spain 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.44%
Acer 0.16%
Alienware 0.14%
Hewlett-Packard 0.09%
Intel 0.06%
ASUS 0.06%
American Megatrends 0.03%
Lenovo 0.01%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3521 9.49%
Dell Inspiron 660 5.16%
Dell XPS 8500 4.13%
Dell Inspiron 660s 3.93%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.85%
Dell XPS 8300 3.56%

About PC-Doctor

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Publisher URL: www.pc-doctor.com


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