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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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2.26.012 25.00%
2.26.005 25.00%
2.22.002 50.00%


What is SDK?  (from Portrait Displays)

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SDK is a software program developed by Portrait Displays. The most common release is 2.22.002, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is pdisrvc.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.23 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 20 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 and Windows 7 (SP1).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.portrait.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Drivers
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0DEA342C-15CB-4F52-97B6-06A9C4B9C06F}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009

Program filesFiles installed by SDK

Program executable:pdisrvc.exe
Signed by:Portrait Displays
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Drivers\pdisrvc.exe
Additional files:
  • ati.dll
  • mone.dll
  • null.dll
  • nv.dll
  • pdi_ati2.dll
  • pdi_ati3.dll
  • pdi_intel.dll
  • pdi_nv2.dll
  • pdiSDKHelper.exe
  • pdiSDKHelperx64.exe
  • SDKCOMServer.exe
  • smsc.dll
  • testi2c.exe
  • vista.dll
  • wrapi2c.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • pdisrvc.exe runs as a service named 'Portrait Displays SDK Service' (PdiService) "Provides support for applications that control display settings.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000331029%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003225%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000085%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,009
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.27 MB
Total CPU:0.0000449227%
Kernel CPU:0.00001797%
User CPU:0.00002695%
Memory:3.05 MB
Total CPU:0.0001155835%
Kernel CPU:0.00003877%
User CPU:0.00007682%

How do I remove SDK?

You can uninstall SDK 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 SDK, 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 SDK.

Win 7 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%

About (from Portrait Displays, Inc.)

Portrait Displays' software provides an extensible platform supporting embedded control of all display technologies and monitors.
Publisher URL: www.portrait.com


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