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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,935
United States Rank #4,069
Reach 0.0428%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.17 days
329.55 days >
Average installed length: 173.15 days


2.29.3 35.19%
2.24.2 29.03%
2.18.0 16.59%
2.14.1 5.09%
2.13.0 3.55%
2.12.1 2.49% 0.12% 7.94%

DISH Anywhere Video Player


DISH Anywhere Video Player is a software program developed by DISH Network. The most common release is 2.29.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 75 files and is usually about 10.09 MB (10,579,456 bytes). The installed file hd-updaterservice.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 98% of users of DISH Anywhere Video Player come from the United States, it is also popular in PR and VI.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft mathematics
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{628D4D4A-1335-48EA-AC62-34B00B724908}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DISH Anywhere Video Player

  • microsoft.ink.mathreco.dll (by Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider) - Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK driver (Tablet PC Math Recognizer library for Windows Forms)
  • appskin0.dll - Microsoft Math Application Skin
  • appskin1.dll
  • appskin2.dll
  • appskin3.dll
  • appskin4.dll
  • appskin5.dll
  • appskin6.dll
  • mathset.exe - Microsoft Math MathAdminSet
  • adbwinapi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android SDK (Android ADB API)
  • conversiontool.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Mathematics (Microsoft Math Unit Conversion Tool)
  • d3dcompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll
  • devcomponents.dotnetbar2.dll (by DevComponents.com) - DevComponents.DotNetBar
  • directxrenderer.dll - Microsoft Math (Microsoft Math DirectX Graph Renderer)
  • hd-adb.exe
  • hd-agent.exe (by BlueStack Systems) - BlueStacks (BlueStacks Agent)
  • hd-apkhandler.exe (by BlueStack Systems) - BlueStacks Apk Handler
  • hd-audio-native.dll - BlueStacks Audio Native Library
  • hd-blockdevice.exe - BlueStacks Block Device Helper Process
  • hd-camera-native.dll - BlueStacks Camera Native Library
  • hd-createsymlink.exe - BlueStacks Symlink Creator
  • hd-frontend.exe - BlueStacks Frontend
  • hd-frontend-native.dll - BlueStacks Frontend Native Library
  • hd-glcheck.exe - BlueStacks GLCheck Utility
  • hd-gpslocator-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Locator Native Library
  • hd-gps-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Native Library
  • hd-guestcommandrunner.exe - BlueStacks Guest Command Runner
  • hd-hypervisor-amd64.sys - BlueStacks Hypervisor for amd64
  • hd-hypervisor-x86.sys - BlueStacks Hypervisor for x86
  • hd-inputmapper-native.dll - BlueStacks InputMapper Native Library
  • hd-libraryhandler.dll - BlueStacks Utility Library
  • hd-logcollector.exe - BlueStacks Log Collector
  • hd-logger-native.dll - BlueStacks Logger Native Library
  • hd-logrotator.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator
  • hd-logrotator-native.dll - BlueStacks Log Rotator Native Library
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator Service
  • hd-network.exe - BlueStacks Network Helper Process
  • hd-opengl-native.dll - BlueStacks Opengl Native Library
  • hd-opensensor-native.dll - BlueStacks OpenSensor Native Library
  • hd-optipng.exe
  • hd-png2ico.exe
  • hd-quit.exe - BlueStacks Quit Utility
  • hd-restart.exe - BlueStacks Restart Utility
  • hd-runapp.exe - BlueStacks App Runner
  • hd-runtimeuninstaller.exe - BlueStacks Runtime Uninstaller
  • hd-sensor-native.dll - BlueStacks Sensor Native Library
  • hd-service.exe - BlueStacks Service
  • hd-service-native.dll - BlueStacks Service Native Library
  • hd-sharedfolder.exe - BlueStacks Shared Folder Helper Process
  • hd-shortcuthandler.dll
  • hd-startlauncher.exe - BlueStacks StartLauncher
  • hd-tilecreator.exe
  • hd-unzip.exe (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip for Windows (Info-ZIP's UnZip for Win32 console)
  • hd-updaterservice.exe - BlueStacks Updater Service
  • hd-vmcommand-native.dll - BlueStacks VM Command Runner Native Library
  • hd-zip.exe
  • json.dll (by CodeTitans)
  • libegl.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libglesv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • mathapp.exe - MathApp

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • hd-startlauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CD9A98A8-58DE-4CFF-B0CF-51774122BE9D}' (runs on registration).
  • mathapp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C45ECB42-778B-4401-AAF0-6A811077719F}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-runapp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0C487AB-1982-4FD7-A954-120EC856196C}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • hd-updaterservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Updater Service;gadgetDataDir=C:\Android\BlueStacks\UserData\Gadget"' (BstHdUpdaterSvc).
  • hd-service.exe runs as a service named 'BstHdAndroidSvc' (BstHdAndroidSvc).
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe runs as a service named 'BstHdLogRotatorSvc' (BstHdLogRotatorSvc).
Startup File (User Run)
  • hd-agent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BlueStacks Agent' and executes as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hd-agent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BlueStacks Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hd-adb.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Adb.exe'.

How do I remove DISH Anywhere Video Player?

You can uninstall DISH Anywhere Video Player 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 DISH Anywhere Video Player, 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 DISH Anywhere Video Player.

Win 10 64%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 63.91%
Windows 7 32.78%
Windows Vista 2.72%
Windows XP 0.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows 8.1 12.98%
Windows 10 Pro 9.76%
Windows 7 Professional 8.45%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.43%
  PR 0.27%
  VI 0.27%
  Canada 0.20%
  Mexico 0.07%
  Panama 0.07%
  France 0.07%
  Nicaragua 0.07%
  CW 0.07%
  Germany 0.07%
  Japan 0.07%
  Indonesia 0.07%
  India 0.07%
  Italy 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.13%
Dell 25.64%
Acer 11.06%
Toshiba 9.46%
Lenovo 7.85%
ASUS 7.69%
Samsung 1.76%
Sony 0.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.17%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.17%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.54%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.54%
Dell XPS 8700 2.22%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.22%


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