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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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1.8.5 100.00%

DeskDrive version 1.8.5


DeskDrive version 1.8.5 is a software program developed by Blue Onion Software. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 991.32 KB (1,015,116 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 78% of users of DeskDrive come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: blueonionsoftware.com/deskdrive.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Utilities\DeskDrive\
Uninstaller: "C:\Utilities\DeskDrive\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 991.32 KB

Program filesFiles installed by DeskDrive version 1.8.5

  • DeskDrive.exe - DeskDrive (Desk Drive)
  • Donate.exe - Donate
  • BigMansStuff.LocusEffects.dll (by BigMan's Stuff) - Locus Effects
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DeskDrive.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EA040941-889F-47BD-B7B0-876BBACECBEF}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DeskDrive.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Desk Drive' and executes as C:\Program Files\Blue Onion Software\DeskDrive\DeskDrive.exe.

How do I remove DeskDrive?

You can uninstall DeskDrive 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 DeskDrive version 1.8.5, 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 DeskDrive.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.76%
Windows 10 14.09%
Windows XP 7.41%
Windows Vista 5.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.68%
Windows 7 Professional 9.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.93% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 77.93%
  United States 10.15%
  Austria 2.41%
  United Kingdom 1.05%
  France 0.84%
  Australia 0.73%
  Switzerland 0.73%
  Netherlands 0.73%
  Spain 0.63%
  Canada 0.42%
  Hungary 0.42%
  Poland 0.42%
  Indonesia 0.31%
  India 0.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 33.26%
Acer 19.96%
Dell 10.60%
Hewlett-Packard 9.98%
ASUS 8.94%
Intel 2.49%
Lenovo 1.46%
Samsung 1.46%
Sahara 1.25%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 7.63%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.08%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 3.67%
Acer Aspire 7750G 3.39%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.11%
MEDION P7624 3.11%


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