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Matrox Driver


Matrox Driver is a software program developed by Matrox Graphics. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 864.76 KB (885,512 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 24% of users of Matrox Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.matrox.com/graphics/en/about
Help link: www.matrox.com/graphics/en/support
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\powerdesk8
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\system32\PowerDesk8\Matrox.XPDMUninstaller.exe /additionalfiles
Estimated size: 864.76 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Matrox Driver

  • Matrox.XPDMUninstaller.exe - Matrox Display Driver Uninstaller
  • ParheliaDrvUninstaller.exe
  • ParheliaUninstaller.exe - Matrox Uninstaller for PowerDesk
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.exe - PowerDesk Application
  • PowerDesk.exe
  • Capture.dll - Matrox PowerDesk-HF
  • Core.dll
  • DrvNotify.dll
  • Features.dll
  • HookMgr.dll
  • HotKeys.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.AppHints.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.command.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Core.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Core.PlugIns.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Deviceview.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.DvdMax.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.EscEmulator.dll - Escape Emulator DLL (EscEmulator DLL)
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.HookMgr.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.HotKeys.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Hotkeys.PlugIns.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Panel.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Panel.PlugIns.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.PDeskNet.exe
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.PDeskPage.dll - Matrox PowerDesk-HF Module
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.PixelTouch.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.QuickBar.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.QuickDesk.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.QuickDesk.PlugIns.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.ScreenCapture.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Security.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.SetupWizard.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.WindowControl.DLL
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Zoom.dll
  • Matrox.Win32Wrapper.dll
  • MatroxControls.dll
  • Panel.dll
  • PDeskNet.exe
  • PixelTouch.dll
  • PlugIns.dll
  • QuickDesk.dll
  • ResourceManager.dll
  • Settings.dll
  • Tasks.dll
  • Win32Wrapper.dll
  • Zoom.dll
  • EscEmulator.dll - EscEmulator DLL
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.OverlayWnd.dll - OverlayWnd DLL
  • OverlayWnd.dll
  • HookProxy.dll - HookProxy DLL
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.HookProxy.dll
  • PDeskPage.dll - PDeskPage DLL
  • Escapes.dll - Escapes DLL
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Escapes.dll
  • Hooks.dll - Hooks DLL
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Hooks.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.3DAppHook.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Matrox PowerDesk 8' which loads as C:\WINDOWS\system32\PowerDesk8\Matrox.PowerDesk.exe /silent.
  • PowerDesk.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Matrox PowerDesk 8' which loads as C:\WINDOWS\System32\PowerDesk8\PowerDesk.exe /silent.

How do I remove Matrox Driver?

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

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 64.52%
Windows 7 29.03%
Windows Vista 6.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 64.52%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.68%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.45%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.23%
Windows Vista Business 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.32%
  Germany 16.22%
  France 8.11%
  Australia 5.41%
  Belgium 5.41%
  Canada 5.41%
  Finland 5.41%
  Greece 5.41%
  Italy 5.41%
  Chile 2.70%
  Czech Republic 2.70%
  Estonia 2.70%
  Japan 2.70%
  Netherlands 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 26.92%
Hewlett-Packard 15.38%
Acer 15.38%
Compaq 11.54%
Dell 7.69%
Intel 7.69%
ASUS 7.69%
Sahara 3.85%
Common models
P4i6G P4i65G 10.00%
TYAN Computer Corp S2877 5.00%
HP Z200 Workstation 5.00%
HP xw4300 Workstation 5.00%


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