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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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United States Rank #37,271
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VersionDistribution 6.90% 93.10%

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Absolute Data Protect for HP ProtectTools

What is Absolute Data Protect for HP ProtectTools?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

HP ProtectTools is a suite of security tools that lets you manage security for your entire fleet of business laptops and desktops from one central point. Thanks to its modular design, you can choose just the protection your business needs to help keep data, networks and communications protected from threats. Whether a ...  Read more


Absolute Data Protect for HP ProtectTools is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 544 KB (557,056 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 44% of users of Absolute Data Protect for HP ProtectTools come from the United States, it is also popular in Belgium and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.absolute.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\absolute software\absolute reminder
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{40F4FF7A-B214-4453-B973-080B09CED019}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 544 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Absolute Data Protect for HP ProtectTools

  • interop.iwshruntimelibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • absolutereminderlib.dll (by Absolute Software) - Absolute Reminder Library
  • absolutereminder.exe (by Absolute Software) - Absolute Reminder
  • cleanup.exe - Cleanup
  • absolutereminder.resources.dll

How do I remove Absolute Data Protect for HP ProtectTools?

You can uninstall Absolute Data Protect for HP ProtectTools 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 Absolute Data Protect for HP ProtectTools, 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 Absolute Data Protect for HP ProtectTools.

Win 10 79%
Win 7 (SP1) 21%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 79.31%
Windows 7 20.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8 Pro 43.10%
Windows 8.1 Pro 25.86%
Windows 7 Professional 18.97%
Windows 8.1 5.17%
Windows 10 Pro 1.72%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.94%
  Belgium 9.09%
  Switzerland 6.06%
  Sweden 4.55%
  Spain 4.55%
  Finland 3.03%
  Australia 3.03%
  India 3.03%
  United Kingdom 3.03%
  MA 1.52%
  Brazil 1.52%
  Colombia 1.52%
  Portugal 1.52%
  AL 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 51.72%
Intel 48.28%
Common models
HP ElitePad 900 48.28%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 ... 44.83%
HP ProDesk 400 G2 MT 1.72%
HP ProDesk 400 G1 MT 1.72%
HP ProBook 450 G0 1.72%
HP ProBook 440 G2 1.72%

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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