What is Dell Data Vault? Whether can Dell Data Vault be removed from your computer? How to remove Dell Data Vault collector on your computer? This post from MiniTool shows you the solutions.

What Is Dell Data Vault?

Dell Data Vault is a software component of Dell Support Center by Dell. It is used to collect information on system health, performance and environment concerning applications designed by Dell. The DellDataVault.exe is used to run the Dell Data Vault program. This program is an essential one for Windows process and can be removed if you know that it gives rise to some problems.

The DellDataVault.exe process known as Dell Data Vault collector Service belongs to software Dell Data Vault. It is located in a subfolder of C: \Program Files, mostly C: \Program Files\Dell\DellDataVault\.

The DellDataVault file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec Verisign thereby confirms this files’ authenticity and integrity. This proves that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority.

Dell Data Vault is not a key part of Microsoft. So, you can choose to remove it from your computer. In addtion, if it exists, you may come across some errors, such as:

  • Dell Data Vault service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
  • Dell Data Vault service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
  • exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
  • Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DellDataVault.exe. Read of address 00000000.

So, in order to avoid such problems, you can choose to remove it from your computer.

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How to Remove Dell Data Vault from Your Computer

To remove Dell Data Vault, try the following guidelines.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Then choose Uninstall a program under Programs section.
  3. In the pop-up window, select the Dell Data Vault and right-click it.
  4. Then choose Uninstall to continue.

After all steps are finished, reboot your computer and check whether the Dell Data Vault Data collector service has been removed from your computer.

How to Check Whether Dell Data Vault Is Removed Cleanly?

Apart from removing Dell Data Vault from your computer, you also need to check whether it is been deleted cleanly. So, open Windows Explorer and check whether there is a folder named Dell Data Vault in the C:\Program Files. If it is, delete it.

Besides this solution, you can also delete the Dell Data Vault in Registry Editor. Open Registry and then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software. Then find the Dell Data Vault entry, select it and delete it.

After that, reboot your computer and check whether the Dell Data Vault is removed cleanly.

To sum up, this post has shown what the Dell Data Vault is and also shown whether it is possible for you to remove it from your computer. This post also has shown how to remove Dell Data Vault cleanly. If you have any problem with Dell Data Vault, you can leave a message in the comment zone.

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