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46% remove it54% keep it
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United States Rank #3,232
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.49 days
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Average installed length: 224.54 days

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Workspace Desktop

What is Workspace Desktop?

Once installed the program creates a shortcut on the desktop called 'Workspace Desktop'. The tool promotes its use as an extension of the GoDaddy web interface, allowing users added functionality, such as drag-and-dropping media files into their GoDaddy web based email client, desktop notification, and others. The program runs silently in the background and never shows any visible signs of its presence except for system resource usage, which has also been found by some users to at times be notably high.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. 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 primary executable is named desktoptools.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 24.28 MB (25,455,287 bytes). The installed file workspaceupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\workspace
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Workspace\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 24.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Workspace Desktop

Program executable:desktoptools.exe
Workspace Desktop
Path:C:\Program Files\workspace\desktoptools.exe
Additional files:
  • gdeditwrapper.exe - File Editing Tool (File Editing Tool - Edit Wrapper)
  • offsyncext.dll - File Backup/Sync (Workspace Shell Extension)
  • offsyncext64.dll
  • offSyncService.exe - Online Storage File Backup
  • offsynctray.exe
  • workspacestatus.exe - Workspace Status
  • workspaceupdate.exe - Workspace Update (Workspace Updater)
  • wben.exe - Web-based Email (Web-based Email Notifier)
  • wbesettings.dll - Web-Based Email (Web-Based Email Settings)
  • gdeditwrapperax15.dll - Online Storage (Online Storage Plug-in)
  • gdeditwrapperax64.dll
  • offsettings.dll - Online Storage Settings
  • wbetoolsax.dll - Workspace (Workspace Webmail Plug-in)
  • wbetoolsax64.dll
  • ogcsettings.dll - Calendar (Calendar Settings)
  • outsync.exe - Desktop Calendar Tools
  • workspaceinstall.exe - Workspace Native Apps (Workspace Installer)
  • uninstall.exe - uninstal Application (Workspace Desktop Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • desktoptools.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C6E7FC63-1B02-454F-8D3C-7C6CB829941F}' (runs on registration).
  • offsynctray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0C10C79F-8F55-4901-A1E2-4B0F43FDA118}'.
  • offSyncService.exe runs as a service named 'File Backup Service' (File Backup) "Service for the Online Storage File Backup".
4 Startup Files (User Run)
  • workspaceupdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Starfield Updater' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Workspace\WorkspaceUpdate.exe".
  • wben.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'wben' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Workspace\wben.exe".
  • desktoptools.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'desktoptools.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\workspace\desktoptools.exe.
  • offsettings.dll is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'offsettings.DLL' and executes as RunDLL32 "C:\Program Files\Workspace\offsettings.DLL",DriveMap.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002521935%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012182%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013037%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:583,400
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0000845075%
Kernel CPU:0.00006580%
User CPU:0.00001871%

How do I remove Workspace Desktop?

You can uninstall Workspace 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Workspace Desktop, 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 Workspace Desktop.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 46%
Keep it 54%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.47%
Windows 10 32.77%
Windows Vista 5.86%
Windows XP 4.90%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.37%
Windows 7 Professional 16.01%
Windows 10 Home 10.31%
Windows 8.1 9.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.55%
  Canada 2.34%
  United Kingdom 1.82%
  India 1.21%
  Australia 0.74%
  Mexico 0.65%
  United Arab Emirates 0.39%
  Saudi Arabia 0.39%
  Israel 0.35%
  France 0.30%
  Egypt 0.26%
  Colombia 0.22%
  Philippines 0.17%
  Spain 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.68%
Hewlett-Packard 31.31%
Toshiba 10.06%
Acer 7.87%
ASUS 5.60%
Lenovo 3.61%
Samsung 3.04%
Intel 2.18%
American Megatrends 0.38%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.16%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.58%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.15%
Dell XPS 8500 2.15%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 1.94%


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