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Should I remove Intel Desktop Utilities?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,884
United States Rank #6,446
Reach 0.1057%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.71 days
551.84 days >
Average installed length: 289.95 days


3.2.8 6.77%
3.2.7 1.20%
3.2.6 3.26%
3.2.4 3.31%
3.2.3 1.39%
3.2.2 1.06%
3.2.1 2.26%
3.2.0 0.96%
1.0.0 79.79%

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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 1.0.0, 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. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is iduServ.exe. The software installer includes 100 files and is usually about 10.4 MB (10,909,957 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20488
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Desktop Utilities\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F01CBA59-B5BD-4608-A834-1CBE8C292A71}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.4 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Desktop Utilities

Program executable:iduServ.exe
Name:Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
Service application for Intel(R) Desktop Utilities
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Desktop Utilities\iduServ.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • cpuid_dll.dll (by OSA Technologies) - cpuid_dll
  • IpmiTrans.dll (by OSA Technologies Taiwan Branch) - IpmiTrans
  • osaiodll.dll (by OSA Technologies Taiwan Branch) - osaiodll
  • InstHelp.dll (by OSA Technologies, An Avocent Company) - provides InstallShield with all necessary functions
  • ServiceControl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • intelmain.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D56E83E-3927-4974-8CC4-F2BA6833894E}' (runs on registration).
  • 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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • intelmain.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Desktop Utilities\intelmain.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000237167%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001493%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000879%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:643,226
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.33 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:223 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:6.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0000113796%
Kernel CPU:0.00000524%
User CPU:0.00000614%
CPU cycles/sec:283,580
I/O reads/min:2.02 KB
I/O writes/min:421 Bytes

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) 67%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.63%
Windows 10 11.23%
Windows XP 5.47%
Windows Vista 0.62%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.59%
Windows 7 Professional 23.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.49%
Windows 10 Pro 3.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.27%
  India 21.30%
  Brazil 5.50%
  Israel 4.35%
  Germany 2.85%
  BD 2.43%
  Australia 2.05%
  South Africa 2.05%
  Canada 2.00%
  Netherlands 1.53%
  Peru 1.49%
  Philippines 1.32%
  Argentina 1.19%
  Italy 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 64.15%
ASUS 17.07%
Acer 6.94%
Hewlett-Packard 6.11%
Dell 4.24%
Lenovo 0.83%
Alienware 0.39%
Samsung 0.28%
Common models
INTEL DH77EB 30.15%
INTEL DZ77GA 13.97%
INTEL DZ77BH 12.50%
Mustek6376 MST6376 Mecer 4.41%
INTEL DZ75ML 3.68%
Equus Computer Systems No... 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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