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Should I remove Dolphin x86?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,846
United States Rank #5,732
Reach 0.0521%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.34 days
216.47 days >
Average installed length: 113.74 days


4.0.2 91.03%
4.0.1 8.97%

Dolphin x86

What is Dolphin x86?  (from Dolphin Development Team)

Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii. It allows PC gamers to enjoy games for these two consoles in full HD (1080p) with several enhancements: compatibility with all PC controllers, turbo speed, networked multiplayer, and even more!


Dolphin x86 is a software program developed by Dolphin Development Team. The most common release is 4.0.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named dolphin.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files. 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 64% of users of Dolphin x86 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dolphin-emu.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dolphin x86
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Dolphin x86\uninst.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Dolphin x86

Program executable:dolphin.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\dolphin x86\dolphin.exe
Additional files:
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries mod
  • OpenAL32.dll
  • SDL.1.3.dll
  • SDL.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • vcomp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C/C++ OpenMP Runtime)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Dolphin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9AC7F847-42D0-4207-87A9-5F9107DE5A8D}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Dolphin x86?

You can uninstall Dolphin x86 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 Dolphin x86, 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 Dolphin x86.

Win 10 49%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.12%
Windows 7 46.69%
Windows XP 2.34%
Windows Vista 1.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.76%
Windows 8.1 22.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.11%
Windows 10 Home 7.73%
Windows 7 Professional 6.65%
Windows 8 4.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.06%
  Canada 5.04%
  United Kingdom 3.43%
  Brazil 3.21%
  France 2.63%
  Germany 2.56%
  Australia 1.39%
  Mexico 1.39%
  Sweden 1.02%
  Netherlands 1.02%
  Italy 0.88%
  Norway 0.73%
  Indonesia 0.73%
  Philippines 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.47%
Dell 17.63%
ASUS 16.72%
Acer 14.74%
Toshiba 7.90%
Lenovo 5.17%
Alienware 3.65%
Samsung 2.89%
MSI 1.52%
Intel 0.91%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.55%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.24%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.94%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.64%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.73%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.73%


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