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Should I remove CPUID HWMonitor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,867
United States Rank #6,915
Reach 0.0799%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.20 days
448.31 days >
Average installed length: 235.55 days

CPUID HWMonitor 1.21

What is CPUID HWMonitor?  (from CPUID)

HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.
The program handles the most common sensor chips, like ITE┬« IT87 series, most Winbond┬« ICs, and others. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well has hard drives ...  Read more


CPUID HWMonitor 1.21 is a program developed by CPUID. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is hwmonitor.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 2.44 MB (2,556,505 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 38% of users of CPUID HWMonitor come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CPUID\HWMonitor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CPUID\HWMonitor\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CPUID HWMonitor 1.21

Program executable:hwmonitor.exe
Name:CPUID Hardware Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\cpuid\hwmonitor\hwmonitor.exe
Additional files:
  • HwMonTray.exe (by Orbmu2k) - HwMonTray
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HwMonTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4CFB3F3E-3D9A-4BE7-B1B6-A6608617DB61}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • HWMonitor.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TEMP HW' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CPUID\HWMonitor\HWMonitor.exe".

How do I remove CPUID HWMonitor?

You can uninstall CPUID HWMonitor 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 CPUID HWMonitor 1.21, 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 CPUID HWMonitor.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.08%
Windows 10 20.01%
Windows XP 3.43%
Windows Vista 2.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.42%
Windows 7 Professional 14.60%
Windows 8 Pro 4.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.60%
  Germany 5.34%
  United Kingdom 5.05%
  Italy 4.48%
  France 3.96%
  Canada 3.96%
  Brazil 3.44%
  Sweden 2.18%
  Poland 2.01%
  Spain 1.61%
  Australia 1.55%
  Netherlands 1.55%
  Finland 1.49%
  Thailand 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.93%
Acer 17.97%
ASUS 16.11%
Dell 14.87%
Samsung 4.21%
Lenovo 2.48%
Toshiba 2.48%
Intel 1.86%
Alienware 1.73%
MSI 1.73%
American Megatrends 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.42%
MSI MS-7751 3.54%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.24%
MSI MS-7752 2.65%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 2.36%


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