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Should I remove Easy Display Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,188
United States Rank #2,264
Reach 0.5832%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.03 days
502.27 days >
Average installed length: 263.90 days


3.2 71.22%
3.1 3.67%
3.0 23.75% 0.03%
2.3 1.33%

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Easy Display Manager

What is Easy Display Manager?  (from Samsung Electronics)

Easy Display manager has three primary functions: To display information related to the function keys. To set up hotkeys that control various features such as rotation and resolution. To adjust the brightness using the function keys. For these features to work, Easy Display Manager must be installed and running. To Lau...  Read more


Easy Display Manager is a software program developed by Samsung Electronics. It is typically pre-installed with most new Samsung computers. The most common release is 3.2, 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. 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 dmhkcore.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 8.11 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 17.93 MB (18,805,046 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 26% of users of Easy Display Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.samsungcomputer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Samsung\Easy Display Manager
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{17283B95-21A8-4996-97DA-547A48DB266F}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 17.93 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Easy Display Manager

Program executable:dmhkcore.exe
Name:Easy Display Manager
Signed by:Samsung Electronics CO.
Path:C:\Program Files\samsung\easy display manager\dmhkcore.exe
Additional files:
  • SmartSetting.exe - Easy Display Manager Software (Smart Setting Program)
  • SABI2.dll - SABI2 Dynamic Link Library (SABI2 ANSICODE Release)
  • Sabi3.dll - SABI3 Library For Windows7 (SABI3 Library For Windows7 (x86))
  • EasyBatteryMgr4.exe - Easy Battery Manager 4
  • ALS_DefaultConfig.exe
  • EDM-BatteryWarning.exe - EDM - Battery Warning (EDM-BatteryWarning)
  • DMLauncher_Vista.exe - Easy Display Manager (Easy Display Manager Loader)
  • DMLauncher_XP.exe - Loader of Easy Display Manager - Display Configurations Dialog
  • DMLoader.exe
  • EDMWirelessConfig.exe - Easy Display Manager Wireless On/Off
  • RunGfxUI64.exe - Intel Graphics Option 64bit launcher
  • EasySpeedUpManager.exe - EasySpeedUpManager
  • HotKeyOption.exe - EDM HotKey Option
  • SecKeyboardBacklit.exe - Keyboard Backlit
  • SecSilentMode.exe - SecSilentMode
  • WifiManager.exe - Wifi Manager
  • HookDllUSB.dll - HookDllUSB (HookDllUSB DLL)
  • KStartMem.exe - KSTARTMEM (KMDFMEMIO Setup Application)
  • SUS.dll - SUS DLL
  • S3Dapi32.dll (by S3 Graphics Co) - Part of S3 Screen Toys (S3 multi-chip display switch utility (32-bit))
  • dmiAD.dll
  • dmiAS.dll
  • dmiDS.dll
  • dmiHK.dll
  • dmiHKLevel.dll
  • dmisc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • HotKeyOption.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB6C8561-CF5E-4983-9FEA-804A7A83056B}' (runs on registration).
  • DMLauncher_Vista.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F45D95AC-4CDD-4872-8117-95375261622D}' (runs on registration).
  • dmhkcore.exe is scheduled as a task named 'EasyDisplayMgr'.
  • WifiManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WifiManager'.
4 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • dmhkcore.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named EasyDisplayMgr.
  • EasySpeedUpManager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named EasySpeedupMgr.
  • WifiManager.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WifiManager.
  • SmartSetting.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SmartSetting.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SmartSetting.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartSetting' which loads as C:\Program Files\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\SmartSetting.exe.
  • DMLoader.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DMHotKey' which loads as C:\Program Files\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\DMLoader.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WifiManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\WifiManager.exe'.
  • dmhkcore.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\dmhkcore.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004074464%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00020407%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00020338%
0.015104% average
Memory:8.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0002697762%
Kernel CPU:0.00015523%
User CPU:0.00011455%
CPU cycles/sec:10,195
I/O reads/min:576 Bytes

How do I remove Easy Display Manager?

You can uninstall Easy Display Manager 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 Easy Display Manager, 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 Easy Display Manager.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.17%
Windows 10 8.98%
Windows Vista 1.04%
Windows XP 0.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.15%
Windows 7 Starter 14.16%
Windows 10 Home 6.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.05%
Windows 7 Professional 4.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.53%
  Germany 10.89%
  United Kingdom 10.71%
  Brazil 8.85%
  France 5.48%
  Italy 5.43%
  Poland 2.73%
  Spain 2.28%
  Canada 2.04%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  Russia 1.47%
  Belgium 1.43%
  Australia 1.33%
  Sweden 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 98.41%
Hewlett-Packard 0.62%
Dell 0.47%
Acer 0.35%
ASUS 0.12%
Lenovo 0.04%
Common models
Samsung R530/R730 6.50%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 5.68%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 5.23%
Samsung RV420/RV520/RV720... 5.15%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 5.04%
Samsung RV415/RV515 4.84%

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics which is part of the Samsung Group produces a wide range of printers for both consumers and business use, including mono-laser printers, color laser printers, multifunction printers, and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models.
Publisher URL: www.samsung.com

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Arthurover a year ago
On my Samsung N130 netbook, I noticed to my dismay that Easy Display Manager repeatedly gives a popup with the following message whenever I'm using any 3rd-party battery: "Battery Life Time in current state is not longer. Because you may lose your data during using, please replace to new battery (honest goods). Tip: Battery Pack is Cunsumerable device. This pack is not working correctly or lifetime is not longer, please use to replace to new battery (honest goods)." It's absolute rubbish. My 3rd-party batteries work perfectly fine and they DO run my laptop for longer than the original battery. Honest goods? After a whopper like that, I don't know how they have the nerve to say such a thing. And what's dishonest about a 3rd-party battery? Sure, if it's cheap then it might not last many months before its capacity starts to drop, but most of us know that, don't we? So, if you don't want a lying nag screen constantly disrupting your work, you probably need to remove it. But look out, they've rigged it so that without Easy Display Manager, some of your function keys will stop working. Thanks very much, Samsung. Luckily removing it doesn't disable anything really important. Screen brightness can still be controlled using Samsung Battery Manager. It's a little more awkward than the function key method, but nothing like as awkward as leaving Easy Display Manager running. If you get the same problem, the more adventurous among you might want to try renaming the executable to stop it running. You should find it here: C:\Program Files\samsung\easy display manager\dmhkcore.exe Makes it a little easier to reinstate it in case you want your function keys back some day (use System Restore to get it back if you uninstalled Easy Display Manager the conventional way). There could be a more specific way to nobble the nag screen. I gather there's a executable called "EDM-BatteryWarning.exe" which might do the trick without losing the function keys, though I haven't tried that yet, so try it at your own risk. SUMMARY: Yes, you should remove it, but watch out for Samsung's backlash.