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HP Media Vault

What is HP Media Vault?

The HP Media Vault is a home printer and file server from Hewlett-Packard. One of the advantages of the system is that if the primary drive is lost (which includes some system software which works in conjunction with the firmware) the system can be restored onto a replacement SATA hard drive using HP's nasrecovery software.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 8.37 MB (8,777,269 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Media Vault
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F2568881-E34D-454C-8DEB-8B5D9D581472}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.37 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by HP Media Vault

  • hpmvcheck.exe - HP Media Vault Automatic Firmware Check
  • NASSelector.exe - Media Vault Selection Application
  • NASDriveMapper.exe - NASDriveMapper Application
  • HP Media Vault.exe - HP Umbrella
  • HPMVTray.exe - HPMVTray (HP Media Vault Monitor Application)
  • nasinfo.dll - nasinfo
  • GDIPlus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • hpezbkup.exe - HP Easy Backup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HPMVTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HPMVTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Media Vault\Utilities\HPMVTray.exe".
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • NASSelector.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Media Vault\Utilities\NASSelector.exe'.
  • NASDriveMapper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Media Vault\Utilities\NASDriveMapper.exe'.
  • HPMVTray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Media Vault\Utilities\HPMVTray.exe'.
  • hpmvcheck.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Media Vault\Utilities\HPMVCheck.exe'.
  • hpezbkup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Media Vault\Utilities\HPEZBkup.exe'.

How do I remove HP Media Vault?

Quickly and completely remove HP Media Vault 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 Media Vault 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 Media Vault, 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 Media Vault.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.19%
Windows 8 19.05%
Windows XP 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.38%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.52%
Windows 8.1 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.76%
Windows 10 Pro 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.30%
  Canada 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 52.63%
Dell 15.79%
Sony 5.26%
Samsung 5.26%
MSI 5.26%
Lenovo 5.26%
Intel 5.26%
Acer 5.26%
Common models
Sony VGN-NW270F 5.26%
Samsung 930X5J/910S5J/940... 5.26%
MSI MS-7640 5.26%
LENOVO 1066AWU 5.26%
HP-Pavilion KY688AA-ABA F... 5.26%
HP-Pavilion KC836AV-ABA d... 5.26%

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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