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Should I remove Disconnect Desktop?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,089
United States Rank #8,900
Reach 0.0268%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.47 days
308.99 days >
Average installed length: 162.35 days


2.0.6 1.33%
2.0.5 60.42%
1.0.6 5.87%
1.0.5 24.81%
1.0.4 0.19%
1.0.3 4.92%
1.0.0 2.46%

Disconnect Desktop


Disconnect Desktop is a program developed by Disconnect. The most used version is 2.0.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 installer includes 19 files and is usually about 76.79 MB (80,524,493 bytes). Disconnect Desktop Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of Disconnect Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: disconnect.me/desktop
Help link: disconnect.me/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Disconnect\Disconnect Desktop\
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Caphyon\Advanced Installer\{5339EADE-2D0C-4F66-95CE-0502F8DE2BEF}\Disconnect Desktop.exe /x {5339EADE-2D0C-4F66-95CE-0502F8DE2BEF}
Estimated size: 76.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Disconnect Desktop

  • Disconnect Desktop Updater.exe - Disconnect Desktop (Disconnect Desktop Updater 1.0.5 © Disconnect, Inc, 2014)
  • Disconnect Desktop.exe
  • nwsnapshot.exe
  • openvpn-install.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Disconnect Desktop Updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Disconnect Desktop Updater' (runs daily at 12:00 AM).
  • Disconnect Desktop Updater.exe runs as a service named 'Disconnect Desktop Updater' (Disconnect Desktop Updater) "Updater Support Service".

How do I remove Disconnect Desktop?

You can uninstall Disconnect Desktop 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 Disconnect Desktop, 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 Disconnect Desktop.

Win 10 62%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.00%
Windows 7 38.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 25.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.24%
Windows 8.1 15.21%
Windows 10 Pro 9.32%
Windows 7 Professional 8.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.20%
  United Kingdom 4.51%
  Canada 4.37%
  Australia 2.96%
  Germany 2.82%
  France 2.26%
  Netherlands 1.55%
  DK 1.55%
  Belgium 1.27%
  Spain 1.27%
  Mexico 0.99%
  Brazil 0.85%
  Switzerland 0.85%
  India 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.33%
Dell 20.71%
Acer 12.13%
ASUS 11.24%
Toshiba 11.24%
Lenovo 8.58%
Alienware 2.07%
MSI 1.18%
Medion 0.89%
Intel 0.89%
Sony 0.59%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.66%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.14%
Dell XPS 8700 2.62%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.62%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.62%


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