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Should I remove Desura?

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 #3,149
United States Rank #2,824
Reach 0.1832%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.91 days
498.77 days >
Average installed length: 262.06 days


300.98 0.06%
300.97 0.03%
300.86 0.03%
300.111 0.06%
300.108 0.03%
300.102 0.11%
100.64 7.20%
100.63 1.14%
100.62 0.39%
100.61 0.42%
100.60 0.03%
100.59 1.39%
100.58 0.30%
100.57 10.61%
100.56 1.02%
100.55 2.88%
100.54 1.27%
100.53 71.88%
100.52 0.03%
100.51 0.03%
100.49 0.08%
100.47 0.19%
100.46 0.03%
100.44 0.25%
100.42 0.03%
100.41 0.08%
100.40 0.03%
100.39 0.11%
100.36 0.03%
100.21 0.03%


What is Desura?  (from the publisher)

The aim of Desura is to provide gamers with a dependable interface which delivers the content they want to play in the quickest cross-pc way possible. At its heart is a digital distribution application which can serve (and patch) games, mods and addons to its members.


The most common release is 100.53, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is desura.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 91.34 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 1.82 GB (1,954,297,566 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 55% of users of Desura come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.desura.com/about
Help link: www.desura.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Desura\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Desura\Desura_Uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 1.82 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Desura

Program executable:desura.exe
Signed by:Desura Pty Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\Desura\desura.exe
Additional files:
  • desura_browserhost.exe - Desura (Desura Browser Host)
  • desura_service.exe
  • toolhelper.exe (by Desura Net) - Desura Helper Exe
  • utility.exe (by Desura Net) - Desura Utility
  • Desura_Uninstall.exe
  • Desura_Uninstaller.exe
  • dumpgen.exe
  • java_launcher.exe
  • mcf_util.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • desura.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{33A07525-8B12-407C-81D0-7C9243360643}' (runs on registration).
  • desura_service.exe runs as a service named 'Desura Install Service' (Desura Install Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • desura.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Desura' and executes as C:\Program Files\Desura\desura.exe -autostart.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • desura.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Desura\desura.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:91.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004890914%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00030867%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018042%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:49,093,064
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:499.9 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:67.97 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:5.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0002058825%
Kernel CPU:0.00012637%
User CPU:0.00007951%
CPU cycles/sec:550,174
I/O reads/min:62 Bytes
I/O writes/min:7 Bytes

How do I remove Desura?

You can uninstall Desura 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 Desura, 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 Desura.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 10 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.92%
Windows 10 29.74%
Windows Vista 2.10%
Windows XP 1.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.29%
Windows 8.1 10.45%
Windows 7 Professional 9.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.75%
Windows 10 Home 3.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.92%
  United Kingdom 7.82%
  France 5.04%
  Canada 3.91%
  Germany 3.24%
  Australia 3.24%
  Sweden 2.00%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  Brazil 1.30%
  Finland 1.26%
  Italy 1.19%
  Norway 1.01%
  Spain 0.99%
  DK 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.80%
Acer 17.01%
ASUS 16.46%
Dell 13.92%
Toshiba 5.64%
Lenovo 4.34%
Alienware 2.64%
Samsung 2.34%
MSI 1.40%
Intel 1.15%
Apple 0.50%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.94%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.38%
MSI MS-7758 2.91%
Dell XPS 8300 2.45%


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