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HP Product Assistant

What is HP Product Assistant?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP Product Assistant detects problems that can occur with HP products, and then offers solutions to resolve those problems. For example, HP Product Assistant can detect a paper jam and present on-screen solutions to resolve the paper jam.

Overview

HP Product Assistant is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The primary executable is named hprbui.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files. The installed file hprbUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows XP.

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
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP\Product Assistant\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{36FDBE6E-6684-462B-AE98-9A39A1B200CC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Product Assistant

Program executable:hprbui.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\HP\Product Assistant\bin\hprbui.exe
MD5:af3527ae791cbc897fc9f3436ed8dc63
Additional files:
  • hprblog.exe
  • hprbUpdate.exe

How do I remove HP Product Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove HP Product Assistant 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 Product Assistant 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 Product Assistant, 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 Product Assistant.


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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