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Should I remove Matrox PowerDesk-SE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,931
United States Rank #30,277
Reach 0.0052%


11.12.0810.0001 41.18%
11.12.0601.0001 5.88%
11.12.0600.0001 21.57%
11.12.0100.0054 2.94%
11.12.0000.0045 7.84%
11.11.0300.0047 0.98%
11.11.0200.0004 7.84%
11.10.0400.0003 3.92%
11.10.0100.0019 1.96%
11.09.0100.0175 1.96%
11.08.0501.0002 1.96%
11.08.0500.0006 0.98%
11.08.0400.0098 0.98%

Matrox PowerDesk-SE


Matrox PowerDesk-SE is a program developed by Matrox Graphics. The most used version is 11.12.0810.0001, 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 main program executable is matrox.powerdesk se.exe. The software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 4.41 MB (4,621,951 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 36% of users of Matrox PowerDesk-SE come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\matrox graphics inc\powerdesk se
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{22DC3166-47B6-4B9E-A163-AB0F50C91829}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.41 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Matrox PowerDesk-SE

Program executable:matrox.powerdesk se.exe
Name:PowerDesk-SE Application
Path:C:\Program Files\matrox graphics inc\powerdesk se\matrox.powerdesk se.exe
Additional files:
  • Matrox.PowerDeskSE.AdapterSettings.dll - AdapterSettings Dynamic Link Library
  • Matrox.PowerDeskSE.ParhSGT.dll - ParhSGTUI Dynamic Link Library (Parhelia SGT UI Dynamic Link Library)
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.3DAppHook.dll - 3DAppHoo Dynamic Link Library
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.3DAppHook64.dll
  • Matrox.PowerDeskSE.DesktopManagement.dll - DesktopM Dynamic Link Library
  • Matrox.PowerDeskSE.ParSunMMS.dll - ParSunMM Dynamic Link Library
  • Matrox.PowerDeskSE.PrecisionDPI.dll - Precisio Dynamic Link Library
  • Matrox.PowerDeskSE.TrayIconMenu.dll - TrayIcon Dynamic Link Library
  • Matrox.PowerDeskSE.About.dll - AboutUI Dynamic Link Library
  • Matrox.PowerDeskSE.Pivot.dll - PivotUI Dynamic Link Library
  • Matrox.PowerDeskSE.SetupTasks.dll - Matrox Setup Tasks Manager
  • Matrox.Pdesk.ServicesHost.exe - Matrox Services Host (Service used to handle various PowerDesk tasks.)
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Hooks.dll - Hooks DLL
  • Matrox.PowerDesk.Hooks64.dll
  • Matrox.DesktopManagement.Host.exe - DesktopM Application
  • Matrox.DesktopManagement.Host64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Matrox.PowerDesk SE.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5B4DB44F-556C-41F9-B435-1427A59F3521}' (runs on registration).
  • Matrox.Pdesk.ServicesHost.exe runs as a service named 'Matrox.Pdesk.ServicesHost' (Matrox.Pdesk.ServicesHost) "Desktop Management Service Control".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Matrox.PowerDesk SE.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Matrox PowerDesk SE' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Matrox Graphics Inc\PowerDesk SE\Matrox.PowerDesk SE.exe".

How do I remove Matrox PowerDesk-SE?

You can uninstall Matrox PowerDesk-SE 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 Matrox PowerDesk-SE, 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 Matrox PowerDesk-SE.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 58.82%
Windows 7 34.31%
Windows Vista 4.90%
Windows Server 2003 0.98%
Windows 10 0.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 58.82%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.88%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.94%
Windows Vista Business 1.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.54%
  Germany 11.57%
  United Kingdom 7.44%
  Canada 6.61%
  Italy 6.61%
  France 4.96%
  Finland 4.13%
  Russia 2.48%
  Greece 2.48%
  Australia 1.65%
  DK 1.65%
  Czech Republic 1.65%
  Poland 1.65%
  Netherlands 1.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.54%
American Megatrends 15.94%
Intel 10.14%
Hewlett-Packard 10.14%
ASUS 8.70%
Compaq 8.70%
Acer 8.70%
Sahara 5.80%
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