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Should I remove MotioninJoy DS3 driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,859
United States Rank #10,058
Reach 0.0277%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.39 days
660.51 days >
Average installed length: 347.05 days


0.6.0004 83.52%
0.6.00001 16.48%

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MotioninJoy DS3 driver version 0.6.0004

What is MotioninJoy DS3 driver?

The MotioninJoy DS3 Device Driver is the software driver for the MotioninJoy DS3. It is a computer program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly and is included with the MotioninJoy DS3. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the www.motioninjoy.com support website.


The most used version is 0.6.0004, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 DS3_Tool.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 3.68 MB (3,863,942 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.motioninjoy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MotioninJoy\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MotioninJoy\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MotioninJoy DS3 driver version 0.6.0004

Program executable:DS3_Tool.exe
Signed by:Shenzhen Saikeware Technology Co.
Path:C:\Program Files\MotioninJoy\ds3\DS3_Tool.exe
Additional files:
  • DS3_Tool.exe - DS3_Tool
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • DIFxAPI.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DS3_Tool.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{044D58C1-AE77-4D25-802F-997220107BE7}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • DS3_Tool.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DS3 Tool' and executes as C:\Program Files\MotioninJoy\ds3\DS3_Tool.exe -mini.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:89.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010001096%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00041337%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00058674%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,453,331
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:22.96 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.61 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove MotioninJoy DS3 driver?

You can uninstall MotioninJoy DS3 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MotioninJoy DS3 driver version 0.6.0004, 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 MotioninJoy DS3 driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.90%
Windows 10 16.15%
Windows Vista 4.22%
Windows XP 0.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.13%
Windows 7 Professional 7.18%
Windows 8.1 3.87%
Windows 10 Home 3.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.71%
  United Kingdom 7.91%
  France 5.86%
  Canada 4.25%
  Italy 2.93%
  Netherlands 2.49%
  Australia 2.05%
  Germany 1.61%
  Belgium 1.46%
  Spain 1.17%
  DK 1.02%
  Brazil 1.02%
  Japan 1.02%
  Sweden 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.55%
Dell 18.40%
Acer 17.21%
ASUS 15.43%
Toshiba 5.93%
Lenovo 2.97%
MSI 2.37%
Samsung 2.08%
Alienware 1.78%
Sony 1.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.45%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.72%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.19%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.66%
MSI MS-7681 2.13%
Dell XPS 8300 2.13%


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