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Should I remove CPUID HWMonitor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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United States Rank #8,463
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Average installed length: 539.72 days

CPUID HWMonitor 1.19

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 1.19 is a software program developed by CPUID. 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 primary executable is named hwmonitor.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.42 MB (2,534,412 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 49% 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: 2.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CPUID HWMonitor 1.19

Program executable:hwmonitor.exe
Name:CPUID Hardware Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\cpuid\hwmonitor\hwmonitor.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • hwmonitor_1.19-setup.exe - CPUID HWMonitor (CPUID HWMonitor Setup)
  • HwMonTray.exe (by Orbmu2k) - HwMonTray

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HwMonTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4CFB3F3E-3D9A-4BE7-B1B6-A6608617DB61}' (runs on registration).

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 1.19, 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) 80%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.35%
Windows XP 5.86%
Windows 10 4.84%
Windows Vista 3.69%
Windows Server 2003 0.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.31%
Windows 7 Professional 16.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.32%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.61%
  Germany 5.55%
  United Kingdom 4.52%
  France 3.70%
  Canada 3.39%
  Italy 3.39%
  Brazil 2.47%
  Japan 2.36%
  Australia 1.95%
  Finland 1.64%
  Sweden 1.44%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Romania 1.13%
  Russia 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.39%
Acer 19.34%
Hewlett-Packard 18.07%
ASUS 10.18%
Intel 2.29%
Alienware 2.04%
Lenovo 1.78%
American Megatrends 1.53%
Toshiba 1.27%
MSI 1.02%
Sahara 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.10%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 5.16%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.16%
MSI MS-7681 3.29%
MSI MS-7751 2.82%
MSI MS-7673 2.35%


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