84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Motorola Device Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,000
United States Rank #652
Reach 0.6902%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.00 days
649.01 days >
Average installed length: 341.00 days


2.5.4 18.10%
2.5.3 0.01%
2.4.5 38.83%
2.4.3 7.67%
2.3.9 13.49%
2.3.7 3.12%
2.3.4 6.62%
2.2.35 5.79%
2.2.28 5.39%
2.2.26 0.18%
2.2.24 0.04%
2.2.23 0.36%
2.2.20 0.08%
2.2.17 0.31%

Typically installed together

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Motorola Device Manager

What is Motorola Device Manager?

Motorola Device Manager contains USB drivers and software to connect your Motorola phone or tablet to your computer via USB cable. For certain Android-powered devices, Motorola Device Manager can also update your software.


The most used version is 2.4.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 MotoHelperService.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 2.52 MB (2,644,435 bytes). MotorolaDeviceManagerUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.motorola.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Motorola Mobility\Motorola Device Manager
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{28DB8373-C1BB-444F-A427-A55585A12ED7}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Motorola Device Manager

Program executable:MotoHelperService.exe
Name:MotoHelper Service
Signed by:Motorola Mobility Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\Motorola Mobility\Motorola Device Manager\MotoHelperService.exe
Additional files:
  • PST.dll - PST_CORE Dynamic Link Library (PST_CORE DLL)
  • MotoHelperService.exe - MotoHelper Service
  • MotoHelperAgent.exe - MotoHelper (MotoHelperAgent)
  • uninstall.exe - ${name}
  • MotorolaDeviceManagerUpdate.exe - Motorola Device Management Update
  • css_core.dll - css_core Dynamic Link Library (css_core DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • MotoHelperAgent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5C6C9756-3BC6-4E8A-9B21-50388F125330}' (runs on registration).
  • MotorolaDeviceManagerUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Motorola Device Manager Engine' (runs daily at 18:18).
  • MotoHelperService.exe runs as a service named 'Motorola Device Manager' (Motorola Device Manager).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000952412%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004184%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005340%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,235
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:114 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:13 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0003358411%
Kernel CPU:0.00014816%
User CPU:0.00018768%
CPU cycles/sec:20,893
I/O reads/min:1.3 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Motorola Device Manager?

You can uninstall Motorola Device Manager 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 Motorola Device Manager, 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 Motorola Device Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.35%
Windows 10 29.47%
Windows Vista 4.80%
Windows XP 4.35%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.12%
Windows 7 Professional 11.78%
Windows 10 Home 6.60%
Windows 8.1 6.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.00%
  Brazil 7.16%
  Germany 3.96%
  United Kingdom 2.52%
  Mexico 2.43%
  France 1.60%
  Canada 1.57%
  Argentina 1.44%
  India 1.42%
  Italy 1.02%
  Spain 0.86%
  Australia 0.67%
  Colombia 0.54%
  Peru 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.84%
Dell 25.95%
Acer 13.94%
ASUS 8.71%
Toshiba 7.45%
Samsung 4.45%
Lenovo 4.26%
Intel 1.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.72%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.26%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.73%
ASUS All Series 2.46%

About Motorola

Motorola is a telecommunications company divided into two companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions.
Publisher URL: www.motorola.com

comments2 comments

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brianover a year ago
IF you have a Motorola device that you want to or might one day want to connect to your Windows machine, you're probably better off not uninstalling it. It doesn't take up too much space.
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mfvk69over a year ago
I appreciate the explanation of what it does but this does not tell me if I should or should not remove it. If you try to uninstall on Windows 7 you get a message that your device may not work properly. Is this true?