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Should I remove DisplayLink Core Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,064
United States Rank #762
Reach 0.7646%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.30 days
539.82 days >
Average installed length: 283.63 days


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DisplayLink Core Software

What is DisplayLink Core Software?  (from DisplayLink)

DisplayLink provides this support portal to help answer questions on our technology. The knowledgebase is on line 24 / 7 to try and answer any questions you may have. This software includes support for the USB video link, and audio and Ethernet drivers for the DL-3000 family. Support for additional devices on products ...  Read more


DisplayLink Core Software is a program developed by DisplayLink. The most used version is 7.5.54609.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 DisplayLinkManager.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 18.8 MB of memory. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 20.55 MB (21,549,707 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 62% of users of DisplayLink Core Software come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.displaylink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{88362660-C077-4B7D-A620-7376FE4F1B59}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.55 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by DisplayLink Core Software

Program executable:DisplayLinkManager.exe
Name:DisplayLink Core Software v6.2.37054.0
DisplayLinkManager Application
Path:C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkManager.exe
Additional files:
  • AddOnApi.dll - DisplayLink Core Software v7.5.54609.0 (DisplayLink Add-On Api)
  • AddOnApi64.dll
  • DisplayLinkManager.exe - DisplayLinkManager Application
  • DisplayLinkService.exe - DisplayLink Core Software v4.5.13507.0 (DisplayLinkSerivce Application)
  • DisplayLinkUI.exe - DisplayLinkUI Sys-Tray Application
  • DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe - DisplayLinkUserAgent Application
  • InstallerApi.dll - DisplayLink Installer Api
  • InstallerApi64.dll
  • RunAfterMsiexec.exe - DisplayLink RunAfterMsiexec
  • ThirdPartyHelper.dll - DisplayLink ThirdParty Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DisplayLinkUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{03AA5C36-6E7E-40FA-9ADE-17F5155A993B}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • DisplayLinkManager.exe runs as a service named 'DisplayLinkManager' (DisplayLinkService) "Manages DisplayLink Graphics Adapters according to Windows display properties".
  • DisplayLinkService.exe runs as a service named 'DisplayLink Service' (DisplayLinkService) "Manages DisplayLink Graphics Adapters according to Windows display properties".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DisplayLinkUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SONY VGP-UPR1 (Display Adapter)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkUI.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DisplayLinkManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkManager.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:18.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001892706%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012249%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006678%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,713,511
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:304 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.6 MB
Total CPU:0.0003101012%
Kernel CPU:0.00009128%
User CPU:0.00021883%
CPU cycles/sec:809,818
I/O reads/min:16 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:1.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0003017964%
Kernel CPU:0.00025376%
User CPU:0.00004804%

How do I remove DisplayLink Core Software?

Quickly and completely remove DisplayLink Core Software from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DisplayLink Core Software 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 DisplayLink Core Software, 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 DisplayLink Core Software.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.45%
Windows 8 36.87%
Windows Vista 2.70%
Windows XP 1.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 29.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.01%
Windows 8.1 11.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.84%
Windows 10 Home 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.91%
  Canada 4.14%
  Germany 4.04%
  United Kingdom 3.52%
  Australia 2.55%
  France 1.75%
  Japan 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Sweden 1.09%
  Italy 0.95%
  Norway 0.93%
  Israel 0.88%
  DK 0.82%
  India 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.23%
Dell 24.44%
Lenovo 22.61%
ASUS 6.58%
Acer 5.88%
Toshiba 4.34%
Samsung 1.39%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.32%
LENOVO 20DM000VUS 3.06%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.80%
HP ProBook 4540s 2.76%


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