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Should I remove Desktop Sidebar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,350
United States Rank #22,669
Reach 0.0128%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.35 days
527.17 days >
Average installed length: 276.99 days


1.05.116 97.23%
1.05.112 0.40%
1.04.75 2.37%

Desktop Sidebar


Desktop Sidebar is a software program developed by Idea2. The most common release is 1.05.116, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 8.6 MB (9,016,320 bytes). The installed file update.exe 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 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 37% of users of Desktop Sidebar come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.desktopsidebar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\A-Prog\Desktop Sidebar
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A92D7264-1A13-45BE-B769-88445DD04FD6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.6 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Desktop Sidebar

  • basicpanels.dll - Desktop Sidebar
  • dsidebar.exe
  • dsutils.dll
  • mimdsidebar.dll
  • outlookpanels.dll
  • panelsutils.dll
  • sbhelp.dll
  • systrayhook.dll
  • update.exe
  • unzip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • zip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's WiZ (Info-ZIP's Zip dll)
  • dsskinedit.exe
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:12.67 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0030515596%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00243976%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00061180%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,027,076
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:261 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:246 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Desktop Sidebar?

You can uninstall Desktop Sidebar 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 Desktop Sidebar, 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 Desktop Sidebar.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.22%
Windows XP 25.30%
Windows 10 19.37%
Windows Vista 7.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.60%
Windows 7 Professional 11.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.32%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.16%
Windows 10 Home 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.75% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 36.75%
  United States 28.62%
  United Kingdom 3.18%
  Italy 2.83%
  Netherlands 2.12%
  DK 1.77%
  Canada 1.77%
  Brazil 1.41%
  France 1.41%
  Poland 1.41%
  Belgium 1.06%
  India 1.06%
  Greece 1.06%
  Spain 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.32%
Hewlett-Packard 15.44%
ASUS 13.24%
Acer 12.50%
Medion 8.09%
American Megatrends 7.35%
Sahara 5.15%
Intel 2.94%
Toshiba 2.94%
Lenovo 2.21%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.86%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.90%
Acer Veriton M220/M420 EX... 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.90%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.90%


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