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Should I remove Intel Desktop Utilities?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #31,616
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VersionDistribution 8.00% 38.00% 12.00% 2.00% 8.00% 22.00% 10.00%

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.


The most used version is, 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. The main program executable is iptray.exe. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 9.12 MB (9,563,224 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Help link: www.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\IDU\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{DE1FD294-CF2A-4936-92F4-B1B778371627}
Estimated size: 9.12 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Desktop Utilities

Program executable:iptray.exe
Name:Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
Tray Program for Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\IDU\iptray.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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\IDU\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 XP 78%
Win 7 (SP1) 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 89.80%
Windows Vista 6.12%
Windows 7 4.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 89.80%
Windows Vista Ultimate 4.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.04%
Windows 7 Professional 2.04%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Brazil 4.69%
  Germany 4.69%
  South Africa 3.13%
  Israel 3.13%
  Canada 3.13%
  Slovakia 3.13%
  Hong Kong 1.56%
  Lebanon 1.56%
  Belgium 1.56%
  Latvia 1.56%
  RS 1.56%
  Australia 1.56%
  Russia 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 95.92%
American Megatrends 4.08%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 42.86%
Velocity Micro, Inc DP965... 14.29%
Intel LHREF001 14.29%
BUYMPC D915GRV_ 14.29%


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