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Should I remove Intel Desktop Control Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,747
United States Rank #31,407
Reach 0.0027%


5.5.84 62.50%
5.5.42 18.75%
4.4.652 3.13%
4.2.769 9.38%
4.1 6.25%

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Intel Desktop Control Center


Intel Desktop Control Center is a software program developed by Intel. The most common release is 5.5.84, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 21.22 MB (22,254,080 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 52% of users of Intel Desktop Control Center come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and New Zealand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\intel\extreme tuning utility\smbusdriver
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{CC49DBA8-F4F5-4129-ABEA-933FAC6D35E9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Desktop Control Center

  • intelsmb.sys - Intel(R) SMBus Controller (System Management Bus 2.0 (SMBus) Driver)
  • setup.exe - Intel® SMBus (Intel® SMBus installer)
  • difx64.exe
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • installdriver.exe
  • dpinst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • dpinstx64.exe - Intel XTU ACPI Thermal monitor Device Installer (Intel Thermal monitor Device Installer)
  • dpinstx86.exe
  • installer.exe - Launch pad for ACPI Thermal monitor installer (Common Installer)

How do I remove Intel Desktop Control Center?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win 8 3%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.63%
Windows Vista 3.13%
Windows XP 3.13%
Windows 8 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 62.50%
Windows 7 Professional 15.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.38%
  South Africa 7.14%
  New Zealand 4.76%
  Germany 4.76%
  Brazil 2.38%
  Ecuador 2.38%
  Korea 2.38%
  DZ 2.38%
  Venezuela 2.38%
  Philippines 2.38%
  BD 2.38%
  PR 2.38%
  Israel 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 71.88%
ASUS 15.63%
Dell 6.25%
Acer 6.25%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com


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