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softOSD Client 1436

What is softOSD Client 1436?  (from EnTech Taiwan)

softOSD provides an OEM with the most efficient means of managing connected display hardware. Unlike solutions requiring host-to-display control paths via USB or special cables, softOSD directly controls the display device through standard video cables - and it’s fully interface-independent. softOSD removes the burden ...  Read more


softOSD Client 1436 is a software program developed by EnTech Taiwan. 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 primary executable is named softOSD.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 495.98 KB (507,880 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 71% of users of softOSD Client 1436 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.entechtaiwan.com/lib/softosd.shtm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\softosd
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\softOSD\uninstall.exe -s
Estimated size: 495.98 KB

Program filesFiles installed by softOSD Client 1436

Program executable:softOSD.exe
softOSD Service
Path:C:\Program Files\softosd\softOSD.exe
Additional files:
  • softOSD.exe - softOSD (softOSD Service)
  • uninstall.exe - EnTech Setup Stub
  • _instal.exe
  • cpd64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • softOSD.exe runs as a service named 'softOSD' (softOSD) "DDC/CI Communication Manager".

How do I remove softOSD Client 1436?

You can uninstall softOSD Client 1436 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 softOSD Client (Build 1436), 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 softOSD Client 1436.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 6%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.78%
Windows 10 11.11%
Windows Vista 5.56%
Windows XP 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 38.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 7 Enterprise 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Germany 5.71%
  Canada 5.71%
  MU 2.86%
  Taiwan 2.86%
  France 2.86%
  Austria 2.86%
  DK 2.86%
  China 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 62.50%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
Acer 6.25%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 6.25%
HP Z200 SFF Workstation 6.25%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT ... 6.25%
Gigabyte PH67A-D3-B3 6.25%
Dell XPS 8900 6.25%
Dell Vostro 460 6.25%


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