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Should I remove Dimmdrive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #47,634
United States Rank #33,707
Reach 0.0016%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.98 days
412.27 days >
Average installed length: 216.62 days


2.2.0 3.13%
2.1.8 3.13%
2.1.5 9.38%
2.1.2 6.25%
2.0.9 21.88% 12.50% 3.13% 21.88% 9.38% 3.13% 3.13% 3.13%



Dimmdrive is a software program developed by Dimmdrive.com. The most common release is 2.0.9, 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 setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 73.65 MB (77,225,984 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 76% of users of Dimmdrive come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dimmdrive
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D627B8AA-93C6-4300-8B24-A1B0C6A00003}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 73.65 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dimmdrive

  • dd.dll - Dimmdrive (Dimmdrive Disk Driver)
  • dimmdrive.exe
  • interop.iwshruntimelibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • ddsrv.dll - TestService
  • ddservice.exe - Service
  • ddcore.dll
  • ddcore.ui.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dimmdrive.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C8ECF3C1-F085-40D8-88C9-DC5573E056E8}' (runs on registration).
  • ddservice.exe runs as a service named 'Dimmdrive Helper Service' (Dimmdrive Helper) "Dimmdrive Disk Management Helper".
Startup File (User Run)
  • dimmdrive.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'dimmdrive' and executes as C:\Program Files\Dimmdrive\dimmdrive.exe.

How do I remove Dimmdrive?

You can uninstall Dimmdrive 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 Dimmdrive, 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 Dimmdrive.

Win 10 59%
Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 59.38%
Windows 7 40.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 18.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.63%
Windows 8.1 15.63%
Windows 10 Pro 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 9.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.56%
  Sweden 4.44%
  Canada 4.44%
  Philippines 2.22%
  United Kingdom 2.22%
  Singapore 2.22%
  Australia 2.22%
  Portugal 2.22%
  Russia 2.22%
  Czech Republic 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 28.57%
Acer 21.43%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Alienware 14.29%
Lenovo 7.14%
Common models
MSI MS-7816 11.11%
MSI MS-7522 5.56%
Notebook W35xSTQ_37... 5.56%
ASUSTeK X550LN 5.56%
LENOVO 90B7000JUS 5.56%
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 5.56%


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