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Should I remove Intel Desktop Utilities?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,884
United States Rank #19,514
Reach 0.0084%


3.1.4 34.55%
3.1.3 1.82%
3.1.2 12.12%
3.1.1 7.27%
3.0.16 36.36%
3.0.15 7.88%

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Intel Desktop Utilities

What is Intel Desktop Utilities?

Intel Desktop Utilities provides you with the means to monitor system temperatures, voltages, fan speeds, and hard drive health; view detailed system information, and test your system hardware for common errors. Intel Desktop Utilities will display and log alerts if system parameters deviate from optimal setting to let users take preventative action.

About  (from Intel)

Prevent downtime without the cost of IT support or expensive software. IntelĀ® Desktop Utilities is an essential solution for small and medium businesses to prevent critical system failures. IntelĀ® Desktop Utilities audits, detects, and alerts you of changes in temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds that impact your o...  Read more


The most used version is 3.0.16, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 9.61 MB (10,072,523 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Desktop Utilities\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BFF26589-2D8A-4E24-BAEA-E8E3D40A491B}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 9.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Desktop Utilities

  • iduAbout.exe - Intel(R) Desktop Utilities (About Box for Intel(R) Desktop Utilities)
  • iduServ.exe - Service application for Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
  • intelmain.exe - GUI application for Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
  • iptray.exe - Tray application for Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
  • sysapi.dll (by OSA Technologies Taiwan Branch) - OSA System Information Provider (Fetch the System Information)
  • cpuid_dll.dll (by OSA Technologies) - cpuid_dll
  • IpmiTrans.dll (by OSA Technologies Taiwan Branch) - IpmiTrans
  • osaiodll.dll - osaiodll
  • InstHelp.dll (by OSA Technologies, An Avocent Company) - provides InstallShield with all necessary functions
  • ServiceControl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • iduServ.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Desktop Utilities Service' (IduService) "Manages IDU component communication and alerts".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iptray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ipTray.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Desktop Utilities\ipTray.exe".

How do I remove Intel Desktop Utilities?

You can uninstall Intel Desktop Utilities 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 Intel(R) Desktop Utilities, 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 Intel Desktop Utilities.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.88%
Windows 10 15.15%
Windows XP 13.33%
Windows Vista 3.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.93%
Windows 7 Professional 23.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.88%
Windows 10 Pro 4.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.43%
  Israel 4.85%
  Germany 3.88%
  Austria 3.40%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Brazil 2.43%
  Australia 2.43%
  Finland 1.94%
  India 1.94%
  Canada 1.94%
  Italy 1.94%
  Belgium 1.46%
  South Africa 0.97%
  Qatar 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 79.86%
ASUS 10.42%
Hewlett-Packard 3.47%
Gateway 2.78%
Acer 1.39%
Lenovo 1.39%
Samsung 0.69%
Common models
GATEWA GT5436E 8.82%
INTEL DP43TF 8.82%
INTEL DG43NB 5.88%
Viglen DQ45CB 2.94%
OEGStone DX58SO2 2.94%

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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