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Should I remove Free Desktop Timer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,548
United States Rank #4,556
Reach 0.0458%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.39 days
601.47 days >
Average installed length: 316.03 days

Free Desktop Timer 1.2


Free Desktop Timer 1.2 is a program developed by Drive Software Company. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.53 MB (1,602,538 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 87% of users of Free Desktop Timer come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.drive-software.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Free Desktop Timer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Free Desktop Timer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Free Desktop Timer 1.2

  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • DesktopTimer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DesktopTimer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5A091E6B-2999-4846-BCDF-8C08C68EE2E5}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DesktopTimer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FreeDesktopTimer' and executes as C:\Program Files\Free Desktop Timer\DesktopTimer.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000186479%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001132%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000733%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:59,252
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:146 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:11 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Free Desktop Timer?

You can uninstall Free Desktop Timer 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 Timer 1.2, 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 Timer.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.69%
Windows 10 18.58%
Windows Vista 7.74%
Windows XP 4.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.64%
Windows 7 Professional 14.21%
Windows 8.1 9.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.39%
  Canada 2.94%
  United Kingdom 1.29%
  India 0.72%
  Australia 0.57%
  Italy 0.43%
  BD 0.29%
  Germany 0.29%
  Egypt 0.29%
  Finland 0.29%
  Jordan 0.29%
  Philippines 0.29%
  Portugal 0.29%
  France 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.35%
Dell 30.42%
Acer 12.78%
ASUS 5.83%
Toshiba 4.05%
Lenovo 2.10%
Intel 1.78%
Sahara 0.65%
Samsung 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.88%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.59%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.29%
Dell XPS 8300 2.29%


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