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4% remove it96% keep it
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ATI Hydravision APS

What is ATI Hydravision APS?  (from ATI Technologies)

HydraVision™ Multi-monitor Management Software enables you to tailor your desktop to the way you work, so you can manage increased amounts of information and improve your productivity. ATI is introducing a new easy-to-use and intuitive version of HydraVision. Using a redesigned user interface, HydraVision Basic Editio...  Read more


ATI Hydravision APS is a software program developed by ATI Technologies. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.26 MB (1,319,424 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 52% of users of ATI Hydravision APS come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/hydravision.aspx
Help link: www.ati.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI HYDRAVISION\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C1F9C910-2DFC-4CB3-9735-A90D6A970F23}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.26 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ATI Hydravision APS

  • HydraDM.exe (by AMD) - ATI Technologies Inc. HydraVision Desktop Manager (HydraDM)
  • HydraDMH.dll (by AMD) - HydraDMH
  • HydraDM64.exe - HydraDMH64
  • HydraDMH64.dll
  • HydraEnu.dll - ATI Localization Dll (HydraEnu)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • HydraDM.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HydraVisionDesktopManager' and executes as "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI HYDRAVISION\HydraDM.exe".

How do I remove ATI Hydravision APS?

You can uninstall ATI Hydravision APS 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ATI Hydravision APS, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ATI Hydravision APS.

Win XP 90%
Win 7 (SP1) 5%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 95.24%
Windows 7 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 95.24%
Windows 7 Professional 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.61%
  Germany 6.45%
  United Kingdom 6.45%
  Italy 6.45%
  Canada 3.23%
  DK 3.23%
  France 3.23%
  Greece 3.23%
  Hong Kong 3.23%
  Ireland 3.23%
  Kuwait 3.23%
  MA 3.23%
  Taiwan 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
Sahara 15.00%
Compaq 10.00%
Intel 5.00%
Acer 5.00%
Common models
HP Compaq dc7600 Converti... 12.50%
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L 6.25%
Dell Precision WorkSt... 6.25%
Dell Precision WorkSt... 6.25%
Dell Computer Precision W... 6.25%

About ATI Technologies

ATI Technologies Inc. focuses on the development of graphics processing units and chipsets. It was acquired by Advanced Micro Devices.
Publisher URL: www.amd.com


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