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Should I remove DesktopDock?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
55% remove it45% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,652
United States Rank #13,921
Reach 0.0102%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.02 days
89.22 days >
Average installed length: 46.88 days


VersionDistribution 0.99% 2.48% 1.49% 1.98% 0.99% 6.93% 9.41% 1.98% 73.76%



DesktopDock is a program developed by Desktop Dock. 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 main program executable is DesktopDock.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 5.9 MB (6,184,802 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 71% of users of DesktopDock come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in DesktopDock.
DesktopDockApp.exe (e61c63fb6b4d54a0bc29bbf931a6cb9a) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan/Win32.TSGeneric
avast! 2014.9-150817 Win32:Malware-gen
Avira ADWARE/Adware.Gen7
ESET-NOD32 9.11167 a variant of Win32/Verti.K potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 8/17/2015 Riskware/Verti
K7GW 13.194.14947 Dialer ( 20080c811 )
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!E61C63FB6B4D
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.tm
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA IF
Symantec 8/17/2015 rev. 2 Trojan.Gen
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0114
DesktopDock.exe (f3dd13323ddd05aaf26317f5271839b6) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Avira TR/Trash.Gen
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Bloodhound.MalPE
       View all 14 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: DesktopDock
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\desktop dock
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Desktop Dock\DesktopDockappuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 5.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DesktopDock

Program executable:DesktopDock.exe
Name:Desktop Dock
Path:C:\Program Files\desktop dock\DesktopDock.exe
Additional files:
  • DesktopDock.exe - Desktop Dock
  • Devart.Data.dll (by Devart) - Devart Data Providers (Devart.Data)
  • Devart.Data.Linq.dll (by Devart) - Devart.Data.Linq
  • LinqToTwitter.dll (by Joe Mayo) - Linq To Twitter (LinqToTwitter)
  • IceHttpClass.dll (by [email protected]) - IceHttpClass
  • DesktopDockappuninstall.exe - DesktopDock
  • DesktopDockApp.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DesktopDockApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DesktopDock' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Desktop Dock\DesktopDockApp.exe".

How do I remove DesktopDock?

You can uninstall DesktopDock 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 DesktopDock, 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 DesktopDock.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 55%
Keep it 45%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.75%
Windows 10 41.38%
Windows Vista 6.40%
Windows XP 2.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.63%
Windows 8.1 30.69%
Windows 7 Professional 7.92%
Windows 8 4.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.23%
  United Kingdom 6.32%
  Germany 5.61%
  Canada 4.91%
  France 2.46%
  Australia 2.46%
  DK 1.75%
  Ireland 1.05%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  New Zealand 0.70%
  Spain 0.35%
  Iran 0.35%
  India 0.35%
  Italy 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.48%
Dell 24.24%
Acer 16.97%
Toshiba 12.12%
Lenovo 6.06%
ASUS 6.06%
Samsung 4.24%
Packard Bell 0.61%
Intel 0.61%
Common models
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.61%
LENOVO 20354 2.61%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.61%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 5520 1.74%


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