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Should I remove HDHomeRun?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,193
United States Rank #4,297
Reach 0.0478%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.42 days
631.97 days >
Average installed length: 332.05 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.19757.0 0.30%
1.0.19686.0 3.28%
1.0.19144.0 0.15%
1.0.19107.0 0.15%
1.0.18926.0 2.83%
1.0.18810.0 0.30%
1.0.18534.0 0.30%
1.0.18509.0 2.24%
1.0.18430.0 0.15%
1.0.18002.0 0.15%
1.0.17873.0 0.15%
1.0.17815.0 0.15%
1.0.17502.0 4.17%
1.0.17449.0 0.30%
1.0.17431.0 0.30%
1.0.17188.0 0.30%
1.0.16857.0 0.15%
1.0.15735.0 0.45%
1.0.15558.0 8.79%
1.0.15549.0 0.15%
1.0.15177.0 0.30%
1.0.14814.0 0.15%
1.0.14607.0 7.90%
1.0.14229.0 0.60%
1.0.14187.0 0.15%
1.0.12780.0 1.64%
1.0.12324.0 0.60%
1.0.12225.0 28.32%
1.0.12183.0 0.15%
1.0.12111.0 0.15%
1.0.11980.0 0.30%
1.0.11671.0 0.45%
1.0.11614.0 0.30%
1.0.11612.0 7.00%
1.0.11487.0 0.15%
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1.0.735.0 20.57%
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1.0.725.0 1.49%
1.0.716.0 1.19%
1.0.705.0 0.15%
1.0.689.0 0.15%
1.0.684.0 0.30%
1.0.676.0 0.15%
1.0.657.0 1.34%
1.0.629.0 0.15%
1.0.622.0 0.75%
1.0.604.0 0.45%

HDHomeRun

What is HDHomeRun?  (from Silicondust)

HDHomeRun is a TV tuner for computers – Ethernet attached. Once connected to your home router you can access the HDHomeRun Tuners from any computer, anywhere in your home. Watch / Record TV from you Family Room / Kitchen / Garage / Backyard, anywhere you have a computer. The HDHomeRun streams the full-quality digital s...  Read more

Overview

HDHomeRun is a program developed by Silicondust. The most used version is 1.0.12225.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is hdhomerun_service.exe. The software installer includes 39 files and is usually about 4.23 MB (4,433,581 bytes). hdhomerun_checkforupdates.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 95% of users of HDHomeRun come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.silicondust.com/products/hdhomerun/hdhomerun
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Silicondust\HDHomeRun\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3D4AAC73-A07B-4581-875F-327FF0DE9659}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HDHomeRun

Program executable:hdhomerun_service.exe
Name:HDHomeRun
HDHomeRun Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Silicondust\HDHomeRun\hdhomerun_service.exe
MD5:caf263de9cd8092769ec9811fa151074
Additional files:
  • hdhomerun_quicktv.exe - HDHomeRun QuickTV
  • hdhomerun_setup.exe - HDHomeRun Setup
  • hdhomerun_checkforupdates.exe - HDHomeRun (hdhomerun_checkforupdates 1.0.12225.0 © Silicondust, Inc, 2013)
  • hdhomerun_nas_install.exe - HDHomeRun NAS Install
  • hdhomerun_windows_20120405.exe - Silicondust HDHomeRun Windows Installer
  • Interop.UPNPLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'UPNPLib'.
  • Interop.WMPLib.1.0.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Multimedia.dll
  • Qt5MultimediaWidgets.dll
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5OpenGL.dll
  • Qt5Positioning.dll
  • Qt5PrintSupport.dll
  • Qt5Qml.dll
  • Qt5Quick.dll
  • Qt5Sensors.dll
  • Qt5Sql.dll
  • Qt5WebKit.dll
  • Qt5WebKitWidgets.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • Qt5Xml.dll
  • AxInterop.WMPLib.1.0.dll
  • hdhomerun_config.exe
  • hdhomerun_config_gui.exe
  • hdhomerun_view.exe
  • hdhomerun_wmc_sync.exe
  • icudt52.dll
  • icuin52.dll
  • icuuc52.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • libstdc++-6.dll
  • libwinpthread-1.dll (by MingW-W64 Project. All rights reserved) - POSIX WinThreads for Windows

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hdhomerun_config.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Weekly HDHomeRun Restart' (runs weekly on Fridays at 5:00 AM).
Service
  • hdhomerun_service.exe runs as a service named 'HDHomeRun Service' (HDHomeRun Service) "HDHomeRun Service".
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hdhomerun_setup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Silicondust\HDHomeRun\hdhomerun_setup.exe'.
  • hdhomerun_quicktv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Silicondust\HDHomeRun\hdhomerun_quicktv.exe'.
  • hdhomerun_config_gui.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Silicondust\HDHomeRun\hdhomerun_config_gui.exe'.
  • hdhomerun_config.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Silicondust\HDHomeRun\hdhomerun_config.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

hdhomerun_service.exe
Memory:25.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004649888%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026571%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019928%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:117,741
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.55 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove HDHomeRun?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.72%
Windows 8 31.00%
Windows XP 1.64%
Windows Vista 1.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.24%
Windows 7 Professional 16.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 12.54%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 5.67%
Windows 10 Home 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.80%
  Australia 1.76%
  Canada 1.11%
  DK 0.65%
  United Kingdom 0.37%
  France 0.28%
  Germany 0.19%
  Austria 0.19%
  Netherlands 0.19%
  TT 0.19%
  Finland 0.09%
  Italy 0.09%
  Switzerland 0.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.70%
Hewlett-Packard 19.83%
Acer 14.87%
GIGABYTE 14.58%
ASUS 7.87%
Lenovo 4.96%
Intel 4.66%
Toshiba 4.66%
American Megatrends 0.87%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.74%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.31%
ASUS All Series 3.35%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 2.39%
Dell XPS 8700 1.91%
MSI MS-7758 1.91%

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