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Should I remove Dell System Detect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #329
United States Rank #224
Reach 1.8299%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.64 days
343.49 days >
Average installed length: 180.48 days


VersionDistribution 0.57% 0.30% 0.97% 1.33% 0.74% 2.01% 1.59% 2.85% 0.71% 0.45% 1.25% 1.07% 2.95% 2.18% 0.36% 0.04% 2.20% 1.75% 1.58% 1.23% 0.88% 1.71% 1.74% 1.57% 1.12% 0.99% 0.30% 2.55% 3.57% 3.78% 0.03% 1.14% 1.09% 2.63% 3.38% 3.31% 0.94% 0.04% 4.52% 0.01% 2.98% 3.53% 0.05% 12.34% 2.35% 1.29% 0.17% 0.63% 1.02% 2.22% 0.72%
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Dell System Detect

What is Dell System Detect?  (from Dell)

Allowing Dell to collect software usage data, your system service tag and system configuration information on an on-going basis for use and storage in servers that may be outside of your country can enable you to receive software updates and alerts that are specific to your system, as well as customized product informa...  Read more


Dell System Detect is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 1.66 MB (1,743,978 bytes). DellSystemDetect.Drivers.Updates.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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 65% of users of Dell System Detect come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\apps\2.0\poano89n.vgc\m5ybt5ja.dmm\dell..tion_0f612f649c4a10af_0005.0008_b3168e832b13672c
Uninstaller: rundll32.exe dfshim.dll,ShArpMaintain DellSystemDetect.application, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=0f612f649c4a10af, processorArchitecture=msil
Estimated size: 1.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell System Detect

  • DellSystemDetect.Drivers.dll - Dell System Detect Drivers (Dell System Detect Drivers by Scan)
  • DellSystemDetect.DownloadManager.dll - Dell Download Manager
  • eSupport.Common.Client.Core.dll - Dell System Detect Core
  • DellSystemDetect.Admin.dll (by Dell Inc) - Dell System Detect
  • DellSystemDetect.exe
  • DellSystemDetect.Localization.dll - Dell System Detect Localization Library
  • Uninstaller.exe - Dell System Detect Uninstaller
  • eSupport.Common.Client.ISOManager.dll - ISOManager
  • Microsoft.Deployment.Compression.Cab.dll (by Outercurve Foundation) - Windows Installer XML
  • Microsoft.Deployment.Compression.dll (by Outercurve Foundation)
  • DellSystemDetect.Core.dll
  • DellSystemDetect.Drivers.Models.dll - Dell System Detect Drivers Scan Model
  • DellSystemDetect.Drivers.Scan.dll - Dell System Detect Drivers Scan
  • DellSystemDetect.Drivers.Scan.IC.dll - Dell System Detect Scan IC
  • DellSystemDetect.Drivers.Scan.ValidateScan.dll - Dell System Detect Drivers Scan ValidateScan
  • DellSystemDetect.Drivers.Updates.dll - Dell System Detect Drivers Updates
  • DellSystemDetect.ISOManager.dll
  • DellSystemDetect.OSInformation.dll - Determines the OS information
  • eSupport.Common.Client.Drivers.Models.dll - Dell System Detect Drivers Scan Model
  • eSupport.Common.Client.Drivers.Scan.dll
  • eSupport.Common.Client.Drivers.Scan.ValidateScan.dll (by Dell Computer) - Dell System Detect Drivers Scan ValidateScan
  • eSupport.Common.Client.Drivers.Updates.dll - Dell System Detect Drivers Updates
  • eSupport.Common.Client.OSInformation.dll (by Dell Computer) - Dell System Detect OS Information
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • SupportAssistLite.CookieManager.dll - SupportAssistLite.CookieManager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DellSystemDetect.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
Startup File (User Run)
  • DellSystemDetect.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DellSystemDetect' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Apps\2.0\YZW56WMM.5XB\9O88724H.VKO\dell..tion_831211ca63b981c5_0008.000b_165622fff4cd0fc1\DellSystemDetect.exe 4zZn5oeQk9WMM5ZBt7fsYA==.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DellSystemDetect.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DellSystemDetect' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Apps\2.0\KJRX8W09.6DV\DBHZM3RA.6WM\dell..tion_e30b47f5d4a30e9e_0005.000b_1df8a3cb60a9209e\DellSystemDetect.exe.

How do I remove Dell System Detect?

You can uninstall Dell System Detect 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 System Detect, 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 System Detect.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.87%
Windows 10 44.18%
Windows Vista 3.79%
Windows XP 3.14%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.35%
Windows 7 Professional 14.91%
Windows 10 Home 11.81%
Windows 8.1 10.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.97%
Windows 10 Pro 7.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.80%
  United Kingdom 4.42%
  Canada 3.08%
  Germany 2.60%
  Brazil 2.53%
  India 2.16%
  France 1.97%
  Australia 1.30%
  Italy 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Poland 0.63%
  Mexico 0.60%
  Belgium 0.56%
  Saudi Arabia 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 91.91%
Alienware 5.40%
Hewlett-Packard 1.13%
Acer 0.84%
ASUS 0.17%
Lenovo 0.17%
Intel 0.11%
Toshiba 0.07%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.08%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.45%
Dell XPS 8700 3.47%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.75%
Dell XPS 8500 2.74%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.62%

About Dell

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

comments6 comments

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Joseloover a year ago
Almost every PC is intended to be used by users that apparently doesn´t have any clue (maybe in many cases they can be OK). However, when you get rid of several of the programs/utilities that are factory-included, your system gain performance and - sometimes - stability. Many utilities resembles and act like spyware.
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Patover a year ago
Is there a way to run a batch file using rundll32.exe dfshim.dll,ShArpMaintain DellSystemDetect.application, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=0f612f649c4a10af, processorArchitecture=msil and having this uninstall without interaction enabled ??
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Palestine Dell Sales Manager over a year ago
I had to download it from Dell.com
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tom is angry - universe says calm yourself tomover a year ago
Program does what it is intended to do. You have to install it to get it. You can uninstall to get rid of it as well. Should I remove it does a great job!
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Rockerover a year ago
It did not come pre-installed on my system. I had to download it from Dell.com
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tomover a year ago
Dell System Detect is VERY poorly written by inexperienced children. It can and does interfere with mouse click input and keyboard input in other programs while the user is stupid enough to use Dell System Detect. It's roughly equivalent to the stupid and foolish choice of setting the RTS and DTR serial port lines ACTIVE on boot. In EVERY OTHER computer system they are normally inactive. This pyschopathic design causes great problems with many process control systems that expect a RELIABLE computer system and make the mistake of choosing Dell. ALL done by INTENTIONAL DESIGN and CHOICE -- remember this when you make your NEXT choice of computers.