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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,268
United States Rank #16,117
Reach 0.0265%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 544.41 days
1170.00 days >
Average installed length: 614.75 days


VersionDistribution 0.81% 1.88% 2.42% 5.11% 51.08% 38.44% 0.27%

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HD Writer AE 3.0


HD Writer AE 3.0 is a software program developed by Panasonic. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 hdwriter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 66.5 MB (69,730,730 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 32% of users of HD Writer AE come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panasonic\HD Writer AE 3.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5678B15A-504C-4A79-8554-05488A206E41}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 66.5 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HD Writer AE 3.0

Program executable:hdwriter.exe
Name:HD Writer
Path:C:\Program Files\panasonic\hd writer ae 3.0\hdwriter.exe
Additional files:
  • DiscFormatter.exe - Panasonic.Application.DiscFormatter
  • PFAC.exe - FileAccessControl
  • NWCtrl.dll - YouTubeUploader
  • SceneCutEditor.exe - SceneCutEditor
  • StillsPlayer.exe - StillsPlayer
  • VCSPlayList.dll - VCSPlayList
  • BDAVCopyTool.exe - HDWriter
  • H264VideoDecoderX.dll - MACS SDK (H.264 Video Decoder)
  • ExpMail.exe - ExpMail
  • Lfbmp15u.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS® for Win32 (BMP filter (Win32))
  • Lfcmp15u.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - CMP filter (Win32)
  • Lffax15u.dll - FAX filter (Win32)
  • Lfgif15u.dll - GIF filter (Win32)
  • Lflmb15u.dll - LMB filter (Win32)
  • Lfpng15u.dll - PNG filter (Win32)
  • Lftif15u.dll - TIF filter (Win32)
  • Ltdis15u.dll - Display kernel (Win32)
  • Ltefx15u.dll - Special effects (Win32)
  • Ltfil15u.dll - Filter kernel (Win32)
  • Ltimgclr15u.dll - Image processing (Color) (Win32)
  • Ltimgcor15u.dll - Image processing (Core) (Win32)
  • Ltimgefx15u.dll - Image processing (Effects) (Win32)
  • Ltimgsfx15u.dll - Image processing (Special Effects) (Win32)
  • Ltimgutl15u.dll - Image processing (Utilites) (Win32)
  • Ltkrn15u.dll - Kernel (Win32)
  • mme1al2c.dll (by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd) - mme1al2c
  • dte2spc.dll (by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd) - dte2spc
  • mme2spc.dll - mme2spc
  • dte1ac.dll - dte1ac
  • dte2vc.dll - dte2vc
  • mme2vc.dll - mme2vc
  • mse2vc.dll - mse2vc
  • MpegMtv.dll (by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co) - MpegMtv module
  • pxsetup.exe (by Sonic Solutions) - PX Install Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • HDWriter.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PanaHDWriterAE30AvchdMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'HDWriterAE30' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • HDWriter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61CF6DF0-74DE-4C31-A426-1818844C876A}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HD Writer AE?

Quickly and completely remove HD Writer AE 3.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HD Writer AE 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 HD Writer AE 3.0, 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 HD Writer AE.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.04%
Windows 8 15.86%
Windows Vista 7.53%
Windows XP 4.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.44%
Windows 7 Professional 16.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.01%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.74%
Windows 8.1 5.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.45% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 32.45%
  United States 26.44%
  United Kingdom 9.38%
  France 4.33%
  Netherlands 3.13%
  Australia 2.64%
  Canada 2.64%
  Italy 2.16%
  Austria 2.16%
  Japan 2.16%
  Israel 1.68%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Russia 1.20%
  Spain 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.76%
Hewlett-Packard 21.55%
Acer 14.36%
Toshiba 9.39%
ASUS 7.18%
Medion 7.18%
Lenovo 2.76%
Intel 1.66%
Samsung 1.66%
NEC 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.60%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.60%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.60%
ASUS All Series 2.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 2.16%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.16%

Publisher URL: www.panasonic.com


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