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Should I remove HP Software Update?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,496
United States Rank #5,082
Reach 0.1361%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.82 days
820.79 days >
Average installed length: 431.26 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.7.014 20.84%
3.0.7.009 0.05%
3.0.7.006 0.47%
3.0.6.003 2.62%
3.0.5.001 1.73%
3.0.4.007 0.10%
3.0.2.991 7.43%
3.0.2.97 0.05%
3.0.1.25 2.83%
2.0.39.20040212 25.97%
2.0.38.20040107 6.07%
2.0.37.20031205 6.54%
2.0.37.20031006 0.05%
1.0.22.20030804 11.10%
1.0.18.20030627 3.77%
1.0.18.20030625 6.60%
1.0.16.20030613 0.37%
1.0.3.1 3.19%
1.0.1.1 0.21%

Typically installed together

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HP Software Update

What is HP Software Update?

HP Software Update Service is a program designed to manage all installed HP programs on the user's PC and check for and update any new versions of the software if available. This service will run in the background when Windows starts and periodically check for updates.

Overview

The most used version is 2.0.39.20040212, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 170 files and is usually about 1.18 MB (1,241,600 bytes). softwareupdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\hp software update
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DDA2B32F-EB16-4C96-A130-4E4A4C1E6B12}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Software Update

  • hpwuschd2.exe - hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series (Hewlett-Packard Product Assistant)
  • enum.exe - HP PC enum, part of HP Software Update (enum)
  • hpupdateutility.exe - Hewlett-Packard HPUpdateUtility (HPUpdateUtility)
  • hprulesengine.dll - HP Software Update Application (HPRulesEngine)
  • hpwucli.exe - HP Software Update
  • shellexwin.exe - Hewlett-Packard shellExWin (shellExWin)
  • softwareupdate.dll - HP Software Update Client (HP Software Update Resources)
  • doreboot.exe - Hewlett-Packard DoReboot (DoReboot)
  • hpwuschd.exe - Hewlett-Packard hpwuSchd (hpwuSchd)
  • hpwuiocli.dll - HPWUIOCli Module
  • selfupdate.exe - SelfUpdate Application
  • global.js

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • hpwuschd2.exe is scheduled as a task named 'hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 a.m.).
  • hpwuschd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HP-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • hpwuschd2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Software Update' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe".
  • hpwuschd.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Software Update' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hpwuschd2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe'.
  • hpwucli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

hpwuschd2.exe
Memory:1.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000360086%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003443%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000157%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average
hpwuschd.exe
Memory:672 KB
Total CPU:0.0004170314%
Kernel CPU:0.00028104%
User CPU:0.00013599%

How do I remove HP Software Update?

Quickly and completely remove HP Software Update 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 Software Update 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 Software Update, 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 Software Update.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 76%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 81.22%
Windows 7 14.23%
Windows Vista 2.46%
Windows 8 1.99%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 81.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.27%
Windows 7 Professional 2.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.70%
Windows 8.1 0.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.12%
  Germany 8.71%
  France 6.13%
  Italy 5.67%
  Brazil 5.54%
  United Kingdom 2.90%
  Canada 2.68%
  Spain 2.40%
  Netherlands 2.04%
  Mexico 1.77%
  Czech Republic 1.72%
  Poland 1.72%
  Belgium 1.59%
  Iran 1.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.08%
American Megatrends 16.94%
Hewlett-Packard 14.47%
GIGABYTE 12.27%
Intel 11.90%
Sahara 9.07%
Acer 5.49%
ASUS 3.39%
Toshiba 2.38%
Samsung 1.01%
Common models
GBT AWRDACPI 4.56%
NVIDIA AWRDACPI 2.68%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.68%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 2.68%
Dell OptiPlex GX520 ... 2.68%
INTELR AWRDACPI 2.41%

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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