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CPUID HWMonitor 1.16

What is CPUID HWMonitor?  (from CPUID)

The program handles the most common sensor chips, like ITE┬« IT87 series, most Winbond┬« ICs, and others. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well has hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature. You can remove the program either from the Add or Remove Programs w...  Read more


CPUID HWMonitor 1.16 is a program developed by CPUID. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is hwmonitor.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 2.63 MB (2,762,976 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of CPUID HWMonitor come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CPUID\HWMonitor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CPUID\HWMonitor\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CPUID HWMonitor 1.16

Program executable:hwmonitor.exe
Name:CPUID Hardware Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\cpuid\hwmonitor\hwmonitor.exe
Additional files:
  • HwMonTray.exe (by Orbmu2k) - HwMonTray
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HwMonTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4CFB3F3E-3D9A-4BE7-B1B6-A6608617DB61}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HWMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HWMonitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\CPUID\HWMonitor\HWMonitor.exe.

How do I remove CPUID HWMonitor?

Quickly and completely remove CPUID HWMonitor 1.16 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CPUID HWMonitor 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CPUID HWMonitor 1.16, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 CPUID HWMonitor.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 8 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.16%
Windows Vista 8.21%
Windows XP 6.76%
Windows 8 3.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.37%
Windows 7 Professional 12.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.34%
Windows 8 Pro 1.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.03%
  France 12.60%
  Canada 4.33%
  Italy 2.76%
  Finland 2.36%
  Japan 2.36%
  Thailand 2.36%
  Australia 1.97%
  Brazil 1.97%
  Germany 1.97%
  United Kingdom 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Sweden 1.57%
  TN 1.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.23%
Hewlett-Packard 17.31%
Acer 16.35%
ASUS 10.58%
American Megatrends 2.88%
Alienware 1.92%
Intel 1.92%
Samsung 1.92%
Toshiba 1.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.19%
Dell XPS M1530 1.77%
Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 1.77%
Alienware M17x 1.77%
ASUSTeK G73Jh 1.77%
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 1.77%


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