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Should I remove VIA Platform Device Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #549
United States Rank #584
Reach 1.2213%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.95 days
499.99 days >
Average installed length: 262.71 days


1.44 0.05%
1.43 0.29%
1.42 6.26%
1.41 0.00%
1.40 2.53%
1.39 37.17%
1.38 3.25%
1.36 7.53%
1.34 34.51%
1.33 0.02%
1.32 0.19%
1.30 0.02%
1.27 1.52%
1.26 0.25%
1.25 0.17%
1.24 1.24%
1.22 0.67%
1.21 1.33%
1.20 0.22%
1.15 0.09%
1.13 1.40%
1.12 0.96%
1.11 0.02%
1.6 0.09%
1.3 0.00%
1.1 0.21%
1.0 0.01%

VIA Platform Device Manager

What is VIA Platform Device Manager?

The VIA Platform Device Manager controlls the VIA chipset interfaces to various devices.


VIA Platform Device Manager is a program developed by VIA Technologies. The most used version is 1.39, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is VIASETUP.DLL. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 1.64 MB (1,721,522 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 48% of users of VIA Platform Device Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: forums.viaarena.com
Help link: www.viaarena.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\VIA\Setup\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\7\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{20D4A895-748C-4D88-871C-FDB1695B0169}
Estimated size: 1.64 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by VIA Platform Device Manager

Program module:VIASETUP.DLL
Name:VIA viasetup
Path:C:\Program Files\VIA\Setup\VIASETUP.DLL
Additional files:
  • VIASETUP.DLL (by VIA) - VIA viasetup (viasetup)

How do I remove VIA Platform Device Manager?

You can uninstall VIA Platform 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 VIA Platform 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 VIA Platform Device Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.92%
Windows 10 27.51%
Windows XP 13.31%
Windows Vista 2.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.42%
Windows 7 Professional 9.56%
Windows 8.1 8.86%
Windows 10 Home 5.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.12%
  United Kingdom 8.08%
  Australia 3.52%
  Canada 3.48%
  Italy 2.41%
  France 2.41%
  India 2.33%
  Germany 1.93%
  Iran 1.86%
  Israel 1.78%
  Romania 1.61%
  Egypt 1.49%
  Philippines 1.48%
  Indonesia 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 62.14%
Acer 7.11%
Dell 6.97%
American Megatrends 3.67%
Hewlett-Packard 3.61%
Common models
ASUSTeK K50IJ 9.21%
ASUSTeK G75VW 7.96%
ASUSTeK S400CA 5.30%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 4.23%
ASUSTeK X202E 3.81%
ASUSTeK X55A 3.78%

About (from VIA Technologies, Inc.)

VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets.
Publisher URL: www.via.com.tw

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GatorRayover a year ago
Unfortunately, using the Win 7 Uninstall program under Add/Remove programs, does nothing. The uninstall wizard appears briefly on the tray but then disappears. I've recently removed a PCI-e USB3.0 card from my older DuoCore 2 Dell Dimension since I could not get USB3.0 speeds. My new USB PCI-e card uses a newer more versatile NEC controller chip (vs the previous card using a VIA controller chip) but I cannot remove the VIA platform device manager by any method including CCleaner file finder/remove as well as the Win 7 uninstall. IS THIS PROGRAM necessary for any other typical Win 7 hardware? Will it conflict with the NEC/Renases USB 3.0 controller firmware? Should I simply leave the VIA Platform device manager intact?