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Should I remove Free Desktop Clock?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
29% remove it71% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,497
United States Rank #26,898
Reach 0.0073%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 325.08 days
943.40 days >
Average installed length: 495.68 days

Free Desktop Clock

What is Free Desktop Clock?  (from Drive Software Company)

Free Desktop Clock is a very easy to use application developed to replace the standard Windows clock, while also offering a bunch of tools to enhance the whole experience. Free Desktop Clock dolls up the standard digital display with a handful of skins and shows the current date and day. You can customize the simple c...  Read more


Free Desktop Clock is a software program developed by Drive Software Company. 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 primary executable, DesktopClock.exe consumes on average about 1.33 MB of private system memory. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 3.24 MB (3,395,354 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 35% of users of Free Desktop Clock come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and India.
Free Desktop Clock has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.drive-software.com/freedesktopclock.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\free desktop clock
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Free Desktop Clock\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Desktop Clock

Program executable:DesktopClock.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\free desktop clock\DesktopClock.exe
Additional files:
  • FreeDesktopClock.exe
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • Clock.dll
  • DesktopClock.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • timeserv.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • timeserv.exe runs as a service named 'Atomic Alarm Clock Time' (AtomicAlarmClock).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • DesktopClock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Longhorn-Blue' and executes as C:\Program Files\Free Desktop Clock\DesktopClock.exe.
  • FreeDesktopClock.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AtomicAlarmClock6' and executes as C:\Program Files\Free Desktop Clock\FreeDesktopClock.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.33 MB
21.09 MB average
Memory:3.67 MB
Total CPU:0.0000363576%
Kernel CPU:0.00002727%
User CPU:0.00000909%

How do I remove Free Desktop Clock?

You can uninstall Free Desktop Clock 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 Free Desktop Clock, 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 Free Desktop Clock.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Server 2003 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 29%
Keep it 71%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows XP 31.94%
Windows 10 7.64%
Windows Vista 4.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 32.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.38%
Windows 7 Professional 10.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.20%
Windows 7 Starter 2.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.57%
  Brazil 10.49%
  India 8.02%
  Germany 6.17%
  RS 4.94%
  Egypt 2.47%
  Italy 2.47%
  United Kingdom 2.47%
  Australia 1.85%
  Canada 1.85%
  RW 1.23%
  South Africa 1.23%
  Lebanon 1.23%
  France 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.71%
Hewlett-Packard 24.10%
Dell 18.07%
American Megatrends 10.84%
Intel 4.82%
Lenovo 3.61%
ASUS 2.41%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7597 6.86%
MSI MS-7592 2.94%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 1.96%
HCL Infosystems Limited H... 1.96%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.96%


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