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Should I remove EarthDesk?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,031
United States Rank #28,433
Reach 0.0046%


VersionDistribution 3.13% 43.75% 14.06% 3.13% 3.13% 14.06% 7.81% 1.56% 4.69% 3.13% 1.56%


What is EarthDesk?  (from Xeric Design)

EarthDesk replaces your static wallpaper with a high-resolution rendered image of Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination as well as real-time cloud coverage. Many different options are available for configuring the map image.


EarthDesk is a software program developed by Xeric Design. The most common release is, 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. The primary executable is named earthdesk.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 21.02 MB (22,038,300 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 45% of users of EarthDesk come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xericdesign.com/earthdesk.php
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\XericDesign\EarthDesk\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\XericDesign\EarthDesk\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 21.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by EarthDesk

Program executable:earthdesk.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\xericdesign\earthdesk\earthdesk.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe - EarthDesk (EarthDesk Installer)
  • libeay32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • EarthDesk.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EarthDesk' and executes as "C:\Program Files\XericDesign\EarthDesk\EarthDesk.exe" /silentstart.

How do I remove EarthDesk?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.63%
Windows 8 26.56%
Windows XP 4.69%
Windows Vista 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.67%
Windows 7 Professional 18.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.20%
Windows 8 Pro 4.92%
Windows 8.1 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.07%
  United Kingdom 8.45%
  Spain 4.23%
  Canada 2.82%
  France 2.82%
  Greece 2.82%
  Germany 2.82%
  Czech Republic 2.82%
  Kuwait 1.41%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Italy 1.41%
  Slovenia 1.41%
  Vietnam 1.41%
  Philippines 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.89%
Hewlett-Packard 17.78%
Acer 13.33%
Lenovo 11.11%
American Megatrends 4.44%
MSI 2.22%
Toshiba 2.22%
Sony 2.22%
Packard Bell 2.22%
ASUS 2.22%
Intel 2.22%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 4.08%
Dell Dell XPS420 4.08%
Advent DT2410 4.08%
HP ProBook 430 G1 2.04%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.04%
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 2.04%


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