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Should I remove Virtual Disk Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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1.0.37739 83.33%
1.0.32384 16.67%

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Virtual Disk Utility


Virtual Disk Utility is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is 1.0.37739, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.83 MB (1,924,096 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP1). While about 53% of users of Virtual Disk Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Hong Kong.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Help link: www.appdeploy.com/messageboards/tt.asp?forumid=43
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\kace\virtual disk utility
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F52609B2-6016-4A4A-9C6E-469547DAE558}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.83 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Virtual Disk Utility

  • virtualdiskshellextension.dll (by KACE Networks) - Virtual Disk Utility Shell Extension

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • virtualdiskshellextension.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'KvdToolExt_Create' with a class of {B3681FA5-781F-4B0E-BB24-7C077407C6D0}.

How do I remove Virtual Disk Utility?

You can uninstall Virtual Disk Utility 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 Virtual Disk Utility, 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 Virtual Disk Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 7 8%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.67%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.94%
  Brazil 17.65%
  Hong Kong 5.88%
  Finland 5.88%
  Canada 5.88%
  Czech Republic 5.88%
  United Kingdom 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Lenovo 10.00%
Gateway 10.00%
Alienware 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Common models
LENOVO 20206 9.09%
HP Z420 Workstation 9.09%
HP Compaq 6730s 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1224 9.09%
Gateway M-7301U ... 9.09%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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