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Should I remove Philips Device Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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United States Rank #39,208
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VersionDistribution 2.86% 5.71% 25.71% 14.29% 5.71% 2.86% 11.43% 8.57% 5.71% 2.86% 2.86% 2.86% 2.86% 5.71%

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Philips Device Manager


Philips Device Manager is a software program developed by Philips. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 7 files and is usually about 11.07 MB (11,611,087 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of Philips Device Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Philips\Philips Device Manager
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{36A9D3F8-3FCF-4FBA-A8AD-3C1CE56C8AF4}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0007 -removeonly
Estimated size: 11.07 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by Philips Device Manager

  • DeviceManager.exe (by Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V) - DeviceManager Application (DeviceManager MFC Application)
  • KillTrayIcon.exe (by Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V) - KillSMApp Application (KillSMApp MFC Application)
  • TerminateDM.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DeviceManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{84695AEE-51F3-4976-926F-531EA4E996CC}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DeviceManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PhilipsDM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Philips\Philips Device Manager\Bin\DeviceManager.exe".

How do I remove Philips Device Manager?

You can uninstall Philips 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 Philips 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 Philips Device Manager.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 45.71%
Windows 7 28.57%
Windows Vista 22.86%
Windows 10 2.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 45.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 24.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 6.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.82%
  Germany 9.09%
  France 9.09%
  Netherlands 6.82%
  Italy 4.55%
  Australia 2.27%
  Canada 2.27%
  Croatia 2.27%
  Austria 2.27%
  Belgium 2.27%
  United Kingdom 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.03%
Dell 17.24%
American Megatrends 10.34%
Acer 10.34%
Medion 6.90%
ASUS 6.90%
Sony 6.90%
Sahara 3.45%
Toshiba 3.45%
Common models
Dell Dell DM051 7.41%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 3.70%
Acer Aspire 5600 3.70%
Sony VPCL137FX 3.70%
P4i6G P4i65G 3.70%
MEDION P6612 3.70%

About Philips

Philips is organized into three main divisions: Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Philips Healthcare and Philips Lighting.
Publisher URL: www.philips.com


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