JSWilson x
1 Copper

Can I delete or uninstall OSprofileCollector?

Controlled Folder Access is blocking OSprofileCollector. I can't find any information to suggest that I should keep this program on my system. Is it safe to delete it?

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joe53
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Re: Can I delete or uninstall OSprofileCollector?

Hi JSWilson x, and welcome to the forum. Please see the following thread that addresses this problem: https://www.dell.com/community/Virus-Spyware/Controlled-Folder-Access-blocking-OSprofileCollector/td...

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JSWilson x
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Re: Can I delete or uninstall OSprofileCollector?

I saw that thread. It said that OSprofileCollector was from Dell. However, I can't find any information on what it does, so I can't tell if I want it on my machine. 

How would I find out what it is accessing on my machine so I can determine if that is appropriate?

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joe53
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Re: Can I delete or uninstall OSprofileCollector?

The program detected is OSProfileCollector.exe. It is a legitimate Dell Update program. You cannot uninstall it unless you uninstall Dell Update, but you can disable it by disabling Dell Update.

I disabled (automatic) Dell Update on my Win 10 Pro about one year ago, and periodically turn it on to check for updates. When it is turned off, I cannot find OSProfileCollector.exe on my PC. I'm not sure where it went, but I can still use Dell Update. This suggests that this file can be deleted with no adverse effects.

As to its function, I would guess that it profiles your operating system and sends that info back to Dell. But that is just a guess.

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Re: Can I delete or uninstall OSprofileCollector?

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