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Should I remove HP webOS SDK?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,189
United States Rank #18,763
Reach 0.0061%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 756.41 days
1587.43 days >
Average installed length: 834.08 days


3.0.676 70.59%
3.0.669 23.53%
3.0.652 4.71%
3.0.643 1.18%

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard



HP webOS SDK is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most common release is 3.0.676, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named novacom.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 34.78 MB (36,465,034 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 68% of users of HP webOS SDK come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.HP.com
Help link: developer.palm.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP webOS\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{7BAC15E1-52CB-4529-B678-9EEDADE55E79}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 34.78 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP webOS SDK

Program executable:novacom.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\HP webOS\novacom.exe
Additional files:
  • dpinst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • putty.exe (by Simon Tatham) - PuTTY suite (SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client)
  • plink.exe (by Simon Tatham) - Command-line SSH, Telnet, and Rlogin client
  • pscp.exe - Command-line SCP/SFTP client
  • tcprelay.exe
  • novacomd.exe (by Palm) - novacomd Application
  • WdfCoInstaller01007.dll (by Microsoft) - WDF Coinstaller
  • WinUSBCoInstaller.dll - WinUsb - User-mode USB Update Co-Installer
  • WUDFUpdate_01007.dll - Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Platform Device Update Co-Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • putty.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90C9029C-6553-4638-89E5-8E08677438F4}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • tcprelay.exe runs as a service named 'Palm TCP Relay' (Palm_TCP_Relay) "Palm TCP Relay is used to communicate with a device when developing PDK applications.".
  • novacomd.exe runs as a service named 'Palm Novacom' (NovacomD) "Palm Novacom driver".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • putty.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe'.
Network connections
  • putty.exe connects to rflash1.polkismp3.ru ( port 22).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000614437%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005140%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001004%
0.015104% average

How do I remove HP webOS SDK?

Quickly and completely remove HP webOS SDK 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 webOS SDK 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 webOS SDK, 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 webOS SDK.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 8 11.76%
Windows XP 4.71%
Windows Vista 3.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.35%
Windows 7 Professional 10.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.71%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.07%
  France 7.56%
  Germany 5.88%
  United Kingdom 5.04%
  Brazil 1.68%
  Ireland 1.68%
  UA 0.84%
  SN 0.84%
  Belgium 0.84%
  Switzerland 0.84%
  Finland 0.84%
  Australia 0.84%
  New Zealand 0.84%
  Japan 0.84%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.14%
Dell 26.79%
Acer 17.86%
Samsung 3.57%
Lenovo 3.57%
Toshiba 3.57%
ASUS 1.79%
Gateway 1.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.99%
eMachines EL1852G 2.99%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655D 1.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 1.49%
LENOVO Lenovo H330 1.49%
HP-Pavilion AX300AV-ABA p... 1.49%

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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