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Should I remove Drobo Dashboard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,589
United States Rank #25,604
Reach 0.0027%


2.0.5 1.89%
2.0.3 28.30%
1.8.38139 30.19%
1.7.30095 9.43%
1.7.28365 1.89%
1.6.27123 5.66%
1.6.25454 5.66%
1.6.23870 1.89%
1.5.20000 11.32%
1.0.92 1.89%
1.0.1 1.89%

Other programs by Data Robotics

Drobo Dashboard


Drobo Dashboard is a software program developed by Data Robotics. The most common release is 1.8.38139, 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. 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 primary executable is named Drobo Dashboard.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 7.25 MB (7,601,388 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 81% of users of Drobo Dashboard come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.DataRobotics.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Drobo\Drobo Dashboard\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{333B10B5-5DD1-44C0-891C-9738FDE14CC2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Drobo Dashboard

Program executable:Drobo Dashboard.exe
Drobo Dashboard
Path:C:\Program Files\Drobo\Drobo Dashboard\Drobo Dashboard.exe
Additional files:
  • DDAssist.exe - Drobo Dashboard Assistant (DDAssist)
  • DDService.exe - Drobo Dashboard Service (DDService)
  • Drobo Dashboard.exe - Drobo (Drobo Dashboard)
  • drobodashboard.resources.dll - DroboDashboard
  • VisualStyles.dll (by Skybound Software (http://www.skybound.ca)) - Skybound VisualStyles
  • PieChart.dll (by Julijan Sribar) - 3D Pie Chart (Pie Chart)
  • DroboDashboard.exe
  • TransportManager.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ddservice.exe runs as a service named 'Drobo Dashboard Service' (DDService) "Drobo Dashboard Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • DDAssist.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DDAssist' and executes as C:\Program Files\Drobo\Drobo Dashboard\DDAssist.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Drobo Dashboard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Drobo\Drobo Dashboard\Drobo Dashboard.exe'.
  • DDService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Drobo\Drobo Dashboard\DDService.exe'.

How do I remove Drobo Dashboard?

You can uninstall Drobo Dashboard 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 Drobo Dashboard, 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 Drobo Dashboard.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.04%
Windows 10 22.64%
Windows XP 7.55%
Windows Vista 3.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.96%
Windows 7 Professional 16.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.55%
Windows 10 Pro 5.66%
Windows 10 Home 5.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.77%
  United Kingdom 6.41%
  Finland 2.56%
  Canada 2.56%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Egypt 1.28%
  Singapore 1.28%
  Japan 1.28%
  Australia 1.28%
  New Zealand 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 15.79%
Apple 7.89%
Acer 7.89%
Toshiba 7.89%
Intel 5.26%
Lenovo 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
ASUS 2.63%
Alienware 2.63%
Common models
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L 8.11%
ASUS All Series 8.11%
Apple Inc. Macmini5,2 5.41%
Dell Inspiron 7520 5.41%
Dell Studio XPS 8000 5.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 2.70%


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