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Should I remove Palm Desktop by ACCESS?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,237
United States Rank #3,819
Reach 0.0584%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.34 days
836.11 days >
Average installed length: 439.31 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Palm Desktop by ACCESS

What is Palm Desktop by ACCESS?  (from Palm)

Palm Desktop is the desktop companion software for all Palm devices. It allows users to view, sort, find, edit, back up, and add anything to Palm OS handhelds. This update features a new user interface, useful new views, and timesaving features, such as a Hide/Show/Mask Records function and a resizeable memo window. Ad...  Read more


Palm Desktop by ACCESS is a software program developed by Palm. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named register.exe. The setup package generally installs about 162 files and is usually about 775.14 KB (793,739 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 88% of users of Palm Desktop by ACCESS come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.palm.com
Help link: www.palm.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Palm\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FD6034A3-655C-49F0-B496-D4CBFD74D7A7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 775.14 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Palm Desktop by ACCESS

Program executable:register.exe
Product Registration
Path:C:\Program Files\Palm\register.exe
Additional files:
  • condmgr.dll - HotSync® Manager, Palm Desktop (Palm Shared Library)
  • HSAPI.dll - HotSync® API
  • Instaide.dll - Palm Desktop Shared Library
  • UserData.dll
  • Filefpx.dll (by Palm, developed by ArcSoft) - FILEFPX Dynamic Link Library (FILEFPX DLL)
  • FPXLIB.DLL (by Palm, developed by ArcSoft) - Reference Implementation
  • AnnaNotifier.dll - Palm Quick Install (Palm Quick Install Notifier Module)
  • DefaultPlugin.dll - Pqi - Default Plugin Module
  • EASNotify.dll - Versa Mail(TM) (EASNotify DLL)
  • EzDll.dll - ArcSoft EzDll (EzDll)
  • HandledManger.dll - HandledManger
  • addcn30.dll - Palm Desktop (AddressBook Conduit)
  • addr20.dll - AddressBook Module
  • AlarmApp.exe - Alarm Application
  • AlarmNotify.dll - Alarm Notification Module
  • AlarmSvr.dll - Alarm Server Module
  • AutoDetect.dll - AutoDetect
  • DATCN20.DLL - DateBook Conduit
  • date20.dll - DateBook Module
  • DateAlarm.dll - DateBook Alarm Module
  • HotSyncWizard.exe - HotSyncWizard
  • NotePad.dll - Note Pad Conduit
  • NotePadExt.ocx - Note Pad Module
  • PalmCntl.ocx - PalmCntl OCX (PalmCntl ActiveX Control Module)
  • ComStandard.dll - ComStandard
  • ComConduit.dll - ComConduit
  • ComDirect.dll - ComDirect
  • EXIF.DLL - EXIF File Support
  • UNPS.DLL - Palm CDK (PhotoBase Palm Uninstall DLL)
  • Photos.dll - Photos
  • AddItManager.exe (by Bluefish Wireless) - Bluefish Wireless Pty Ltd AddItManager (AddItManager)
  • ChapuraSysConNotifier.dll (by Chapura) - ChapuraNotifier Dynamic Link Library (ChapuraNotifier DLL)
  • AGW_notify.dll (by iambic) - Agendus for Windows notify libruary
  • cmds21.dll (by PalmSource, Inc) - HotSync(R) Manager, Palm OS Desktop (HotSync(R) Module)
  • CMDSLang.dll (by PalmSource, Inc)
  • CMGRLANG.dll
  • AGW_extra.dll (by iambic) - Agendus Extra conduit Conduit (Agendus Datebook Extras conduit (for synchronization of Agendus-specific data, such as icons and alarm names))
  • ChapuraSysConWarning.exe (by Chapura) - SystemConduit Application
  • artwork.dll (by Skyscape, Inc) - Skyscape smARTsync
  • CardInst.dll - HotSync(R) Manager (Card Install Conduit)
  • ADDCLang.dll
  • AddrAgents.dll - AddressBook Agent
  • AddrBase.dll
  • AddrCond.dll
  • AddrConduitLang.dll
  • AddrDesktop.dll - AddressBook Desktop Agent
  • AddrDevice.dll - AddressBook Device Agent
  • Address.dll
  • addrlang.dll
  • AgentConduitBase.dll - Agent Conduit
  • AgentConduitBaseLang.dll
  • AlarmApp_PSI.exe
  • AlarmApp_PSIlang.dll
  • AlarmNotify_PSI.dll
  • AlarmSvr_PSI.dll
  • AsAgent.dll - Sync Engine
  • AsModel.dll
  • AsSerial.dll
  • AsSync.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • AlarmApp_PSI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Alarm Application' and executes as C:\Program Files\Palm\AlarmApp_PSI.exe.

How do I remove Palm Desktop by ACCESS?

You can uninstall Palm Desktop by ACCESS 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 Palm Desktop by ACCESS, 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 Palm Desktop by ACCESS.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.25%
Windows Vista 16.51%
Windows 10 12.08%
Windows XP 8.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.88%
Windows 7 Professional 14.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.66%
Windows 10 Home 4.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.53%
  United Kingdom 2.92%
  Canada 2.81%
  Israel 0.88%
  Netherlands 0.72%
  Australia 0.61%
  Belgium 0.50%
  Sweden 0.39%
  Brazil 0.22%
  Switzerland 0.22%
  Mexico 0.22%
  Czech Republic 0.17%
  Greece 0.17%
  Croatia 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.47%
Hewlett-Packard 30.30%
Toshiba 9.09%
Acer 8.43%
Intel 3.29%
ASUS 3.16%
Lenovo 1.71%
American Megatrends 1.19%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.89%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.53%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.72%
Dell Studio 540 2.45%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.17%


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