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24% remove it76% keep it
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What is DesktopNow?

During installation the program will offer the user to install the NCH Toolbar, an ad-supported web browser toolbar.

About  (from NCH Software)

DesktopNow Free Remote Computer Access allows you to remotely log in to your computer over the internet, giving you fast and easy access to all your important files no matter where you are. If you can access the internet, you can log into your computer and download any documents you need. Remote Computer Access Feature...  Read more


DesktopNow is a program developed by NCH Software. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is desktopnow.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.27 MB (1,333,718 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 75% of users of DesktopNow come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\DesktopNow
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\DesktopNow\desktopnow.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DesktopNow

Program executable:desktopnow.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\desktopnow\desktopnow.exe
Additional files:
  • desktopnowsetup_v1.07.exe - DesktopNow
  • desktopnowsetup_v1.08.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • desktopnow.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DesktopNowReminder' (Next runs on 1-9-2015 at 1:17).
  • desktopnow.exe runs as a service named 'DesktopNow' (DesktopNowService) "Allows DesktopNow to run in the background if required.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • desktopnow.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DesktopNow' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\DesktopNow\desktopnow.exe" -logon.

How do I remove DesktopNow?

Quickly and completely remove DesktopNow from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DesktopNow 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DesktopNow, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 DesktopNow.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 14%
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 57.14%
Windows 8 28.57%
Windows XP 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.29%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.00%
  Belgium 8.33%
  Switzerland 8.33%
  Netherlands 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Sony 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
American Megatrends 16.67%
Common models
HP Touchsmart 610-1280qd 25.00%
HP G71 Notebook PC 25.00%
Packard Bell ipower G5800 25.00%
Sony SVF1521Y4E 25.00%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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