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Personal Desktop v4

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Personal Desktop v4 is a software program developed by SYDATEC. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 5.83 MB (6,113,174 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 89% of users of Personal Desktop come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sydatec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SYDATEC\Personal Desktop v4
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1AEABA0E-D97D-49F7-BD70-1BF3D2EE8292}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0007 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.83 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by Personal Desktop v4

  • pdemc.exe - Personal Desktop v4 (Personal Desktop v4 Email Check)
  • pdesk.exe
  • pdimgres.dll
  • pdsndres.dll
  • pdws.exe - Personal Desktop v4 Website Imager
  • pdmp.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pdesk.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9ABB753-DFEB-42B9-BC10-0A2DAD2F1780}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • pdesk.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Personal Desktop v4' and executes as C:\Program Files\SYDATEC\Personal Desktop v4\pdesk.exe /STARTUP.

How do I remove Personal Desktop?

Quickly and completely remove Personal Desktop v4 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Personal Desktop 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Personal Desktop v4, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Personal Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.49%
Windows Vista 9.18%
Windows XP 8.16%
Windows 10 8.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.25%
Windows 7 Professional 7.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.15%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.78% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 88.78%
  United States 7.14%
  Austria 3.06%
  Switzerland 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 38.98%
Medion 25.42%
Dell 10.17%
Hewlett-Packard 10.17%
American Megatrends 5.08%
ASUS 3.39%
Intel 3.39%
Toshiba 3.39%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.90%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.90%
Acer Aspire X3990 2.60%
MEDIONPC MS-7708 2.60%
MEDIONPC MS-7621 2.60%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.60%


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