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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,519
United States Rank #19,875
Reach 0.0067%


9.0.532 19.55%
9.0.529 2.26%
9.0.524 3.76%
9.0.515 1.50%
9.0.511 3.01%
9.0.509 1.50%
9.0.504 21.80%
8.0.480 2.26%
8.0.478 24.81%
8.0.459 19.55%

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Diskeeper Professional Edition

What is Diskeeper Professional Edition?  (from Executive Software)

Disk fragmentation builds rapidly, causing system slowdowns, slow boot times, crashes, freeze ups, and even total system failures. The only way to obtain full-throttle performance is to keep your systems defragmented. You can run yourself ragged manually defragmenting every workstation, desktop, laptop and server on ...  Read more


Diskeeper Professional Edition is a software program developed by Executive Software. The most common release is 8.0.478, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. The programs's main executable is DkService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.24 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 17.22 MB (18,060,179 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 59% of users of Diskeeper Professional Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.execsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5511D34C-323F-42E0-8C82-0AEB3E920417}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Diskeeper Professional Edition

Program executable:DkService.exe
Name:Diskeeper (TM) Disk Defragmenter
Path:C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
Additional files:
  • connect.exe - Diskeeper (TM) Disk Defragmenter
  • DfrgFAT.exe
  • DfrgNTFS.exe
  • DfrgSnap.dll
  • DfrgUI.dll
  • DfrgUIEx.dll - DFRGUIEX.LIB
  • Diskeeper.exe
  • DkIcon.exe
  • DkLib.dll - DKLIB.LIB
  • DkMsg.dll
  • DkPerf.exe
  • DkRes.dll
  • DkService.exe
  • DkServiceMsg.exe
  • DkTabProvider.dll - DKTABPROVIDER.EXE
  • GetFATExtents.dll
  • Tab.dll - UCC (TAB)
  • ESIRegister.exe (by Leader Technologies/Executive Software) - PowerReg (Executive Software)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DkService.exe runs as a service named 'Diskeeper' (Diskeeper) "Controls the Windows XP Diskeeper Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DkIcon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DiskeeperSystray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkIcon.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001509198%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009322%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005770%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:21.87 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:261 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:848 KB
Total CPU:0.0001062267%
Kernel CPU:0.00001466%
User CPU:0.00009157%
I/O reads/min:48.98 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Diskeeper Professional Edition?

You can uninstall Diskeeper Professional Edition 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 Diskeeper Professional Edition, 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 Diskeeper Professional Edition.

Win XP 71%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 81.95%
Windows 7 12.03%
Windows 10 5.26%
Windows Vista 0.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 81.82%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%
Windows 7 Professional 2.27%
Windows 8.1 2.27%
Windows 10 Home 1.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.76%
  United Kingdom 7.34%
  Italy 5.08%
  Taiwan 2.82%
  Australia 2.26%
  Germany 2.26%
  Canada 2.26%
  France 1.69%
  Sweden 1.69%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  Croatia 1.69%
  Singapore 1.13%
  Russia 1.13%
  Indonesia 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.11%
Intel 16.46%
American Megatrends 13.92%
Hewlett-Packard 10.13%
Sahara 8.86%
Acer 6.33%
Toshiba 2.53%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 3.06%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.04%
Dell Computer DIM4500 ... 2.04%
HP Compaq dc7800 Converti... 2.04%


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