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Should I remove My Dell Client Framework?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,720
United States Rank #1,592
Reach 0.2233%


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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My Dell Client Framework


My Dell Client Framework is a software program developed by Dell. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 4.15 MB (4,355,744 bytes). The installed file Dell.Client.Pulse.Agent.Plugins.SelfUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. While about 78% of users of My Dell Client Framework come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\My Dell Client Framework\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{05F1B866-2372-4E82-9AA8-C64FB11CEF8B}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 4.15 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by My Dell Client Framework

  • Dell.ClientFramework.exe - Dell Client Framework
  • Dell.Client.Pulse.Agent.Plugins.SelfUpdate.dll - Dell.Client.Pulse.Agent.Plugins.SelfUpdate
  • Dell.ClientFramework.Objects.dll - Dell.Shared.SecurityManager.Objects
  • Utils.LogListener.exe - Utilities.CredantManagerLogListener
  • Utils.ConfigureFramework.exe - Utilities.ConfigureCredantManager
  • Dell.ClientFramework.Interfaces.dll - Dell.Client.Framework.Interfaces
  • Dell.ClientFramework.Resources.dll - Dell.Client.Framework.Resources
  • Dell.Client.Pulse.Agent.Common.dll - Dell.Client.Pulse.Agent.Common
  • Utils.RemoveFramework.exe - Utilities.RemoveCredantManager
  • Utils.StopFramework.exe - Utilities.StopCredantManager
  • Dell.ClientFramework.UXLib.dll - Dell.Client.Framework.UXLib
  • Dell.ClientFramework.Common.dll - Dell Security Manager (Dell Security Manager Common Library)
  • SharpBITS.Base.dll (by xidar solutions) - SharpBITS
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0)
  • Dell.ClientFramework.Branding.dll (by Microsoft) - Dell.Client.Framework.Branding
  • DellAppUpdater.dll (by Microsoft) - DellAppUpdater
  • Microsoft.Windows.Shell.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Dell.ClientFramework.exe runs as a service named 'My Dell Client Framework' (My Dell Client Framework) "My Dell Client Framework Hosting Service.".

How do I remove My Dell Client Framework?

You can uninstall My Dell Client Framework 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 My Dell Client Framework, 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 My Dell Client Framework.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.95%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 60.23%
Windows 10 Home 13.67%
Windows 8.1 Connected 12.07%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.91%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 2.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.54%
  Canada 3.99%
  Brazil 2.87%
  United Kingdom 2.64%
  India 1.67%
  Australia 1.12%
  Germany 0.96%
  France 0.84%
  Mexico 0.77%
  Netherlands 0.65%
  Italy 0.46%
  South Africa 0.39%
  Saudi Arabia 0.35%
  Greece 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.98%
ASUS 0.02%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3542 17.35%
Dell Inspiron 3847 10.31%
Dell Inspiron 5547 9.67%
Dell Inspiron 3531 9.37%
Dell XPS 8700 5.22%
Dell Inspiron 3541 4.70%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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