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Should I remove HP Advisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
39% remove it61% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #288
United States Rank #159
Reach 2.3645%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.32 days
363.32 days >
Average installed length: 190.90 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.4.12850.3526 9.12%
3.4.10262.3295 29.40%
3.4.10144.3282 1.51%
3.3.12286.3436 10.62%
3.3.9512.3162 24.52%
3.2.9652.3188 2.89%
3.2.9566.3171 0.00%
3.2.9212.3114 0.11%
3.2.8946.3086 12.14%
3.2.8885.3080 0.01%
3.1.9289.3128 0.45%
3.1.9152.3107 7.11%
3.1.8944.3086 0.01%
3.1.8340.3018 0.08%
3.1.1000.1002 1.97%
2.5.7338.2941 0.05%

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HP Advisor

What is HP Advisor?

The HP Advisor Software provides information about the status of the PC along with alerts, updates, and offers from HP.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

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Overview

HP Advisor is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is 3.4.10262.3295, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named HPAdvisor.exe. The setup package generally installs about 74 files and is usually about 30.13 MB (31,595,750 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 69% of users of HP Advisor come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
HP like most PC manufacturers engage in the pre-installation of various types of bloat and trialware. Recently, HP released a new service when purchasing a PC (typically for business customers) called HP Premier Image.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the HP PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/support
Help link: www.hp.com/cgi-bin/hpsupport/index.pl
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{40FB8D7C-6FF8-4AF2-BC8B-0B1DB32AF04B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 30.13 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Advisor

Program executable:HPAdvisor.exe
Name:HP Advisor
Signed by:Hewlett-Packard Company
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
MD5:009811bd21d0bd7ba5c7765565505764
The HP Advisor Software provides information about the status of the PC along with alerts, updates, and offers from HP.
Additional files:
  • HPAdvisor.exe - HP Total Care Advisor (HP Advisor)
  • PreferenceExecutable.exe - HP Advisor Preference Setting
  • CommonInterfaces.dll - InterfaceServices (HP Advisor - InterfaceServices)
  • UniversalLauncher.dll - UniversalLauncher
  • RulesEngine.dll - HPRulesEngine (HP Rules Processing Engine)
  • SystemStatus.dll - SystemStatus
  • CeeWriter.dll - CeeWriter
  • CeeWrtier.dll - CeeWrtier
  • CommonUtility.dll - Windows
  • Content.dll - Content
  • docvideo.exe - Hewlett-Packard Doc (Tutorial)
  • pchealthsecuritypillar.dll - HPAdvisor (PC Health & Security Pillar)
  • doc.exe - Doc
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Interop.RulesEngineLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'RulesEngineLib'.
  • Interop.TaskScheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • Interop.NetFwTypeLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'NetFwTypeLib'.
  • Interop.HelpPane.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'HelpPane'.
  • Interop.WUApiLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WUApiLib'.
  • Interop.SHDocVw.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'SHDocVw'.
  • SHDocVw.dll
  • SecurityStatusServer.dll (by Symantec) - Norton Security Status Provider (Security Status Server)
  • SSDK04.exe (by Symantec)
  • SSDK04PS.dll - Security Status Server Proxy/Stub DLL
  • RemotingClient.dll - RemotingClient
  • VersionManager.exe - VersionManager
  • VersionUtility.dll - VersionUtility
  • MessagingInterface.dll - Interface
  • MessagingMessages.dll - Messages
  • MessagingClients.dll - Clients
  • MessagingServer.dll - Server
  • hpsudelpacks.exe
  • Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.ExceptionHandling.Logging.dll - Enterprise Library Exception Handling Logging Provider

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

HPAdvisor.exe
Memory:49.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001272338%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009457%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003266%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,912
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:221 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove HP Advisor?

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

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Hewlett-Packard
 
OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 8.1 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 39%
Keep it 61%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.81%
Windows Vista 10.75%
Windows 8 4.18%
Windows XP 0.26%
Windows 8.1 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 76.72%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.83%
Windows 7 Professional 4.47%
Windows 10 Home 2.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.63%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.23%
  United Kingdom 3.94%
  Canada 3.79%
  France 3.63%
  Italy 2.33%
  Germany 2.05%
  Australia 1.36%
  Netherlands 1.09%
  Spain 1.09%
  Brazil 0.96%
  Sweden 0.95%
  Belgium 0.91%
  Mexico 0.59%
  Finland 0.47%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com

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