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Should I remove HP Toner Cartridge Authentication?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,551
United States Rank #17,557
Reach 0.0096%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 202.32 days
867.64 days >
Average installed length: 455.88 days


1.1.2307.4146 18.52%
1.1.2307.3939 42.22%
1.1.2306.3823 2.96% 35.56% 0.74%

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HP Toner Cartridge Authentication

What is HP Toner Cartridge Authentication?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP Toner Cartridge Authentication is free software from HP that validates that the installed cartridge(s) are Original HP LaserJet toner cartridges. Customers will have improved visibility into the status of their cartridges (new, used, not genuine), thus helping them avoid becoming victims of fraud or counterfeit. If...  Read more


HP Toner Cartridge Authentication is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is 1.1.2307.3939, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The primary executable is named hpiui112.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 13.16 MB (13,800,995 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 54% of users of HP Toner Cartridge Authentication come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hp toner cartridge authentication
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HP Toner Cartridge Authentication\hpiui112.exe" /x
Estimated size: 13.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Toner Cartridge Authentication

Program executable:hpiui112.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hp toner cartridge authentication\hpiui112.exe
Additional files:
  • hpsuw113.exe - HPOARSettingsUIWrapper
  • hpcra104.exe - TaskTrayApplication
  • hpcra112.exe
  • hpcra113.exe
  • hpibp112.dll - IBAppPresentation
  • hpibp113.dll
  • IBAppPresentation.dll
  • hpiui104.exe - HPOARInstallerUI
  • hpiui113.exe
  • hpodb104.exe - OCVDialogBase
  • hpodb112.exe
  • hpodb113.exe
  • hpuic104.exe - UIController
  • hpuic112.exe
  • hpuic113.exe
  • hphui112.exe - HPOARHelpUI
  • hphui113.exe
  • HPOARHelpUI.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • hpcra104.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 0C8B663C-680C-4CB7-BA20-A9CAC82116C7.
  • hpcra113.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 0C8B663C-680C-4CB7-BA20-A9CAC82116C7.
  • hpcra112.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 0C8B663C-680C-4CB7-BA20-A9CAC82116C7.

How do I remove HP Toner Cartridge Authentication?

Quickly and completely remove HP Toner Cartridge Authentication 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 Toner Cartridge Authentication 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 Toner Cartridge Authentication, 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 Toner Cartridge Authentication.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win XP 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.96%
Windows 8 11.11%
Windows Vista 5.19%
Windows XP 0.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.85%
Windows 7 Professional 29.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.70%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 2.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.34%
  Brazil 6.36%
  South Africa 2.89%
  France 2.89%
  Russia 2.89%
  Taiwan 2.31%
  Mexico 2.31%
  Germany 2.31%
  Canada 2.31%
  Switzerland 1.73%
  India 1.73%
  Poland 1.73%
  United Kingdom 1.73%
  Australia 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.37%
Dell 32.63%
Acer 5.26%
Toshiba 4.21%
Lenovo 3.16%
Intel 2.11%
Sony 2.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.92%
HP Z400 Workstation 1.96%
HP Compaq 6005 Pro MT PC 1.96%
Notebook P15SM ... 1.96%
Dell OptiPlex 780 1.96%
TOSHIBA Satellite S875 0.98%

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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free_to_chooseover a year ago
This is a program to discourage competition among suppliers for printer cartridges. It attempts to undermine the very foundations of capitalism and increase profits for HP. So yes, you should remove it.