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Should I remove Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer 64 bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,063
United States Rank #3,838
Reach 0.1004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.84 days
201.72 days >
Average installed length: 105.99 days


VersionDistribution 1.87% 3.79% 0.10% 0.05% 2.43% 2.53% 0.81% 0.40% 8.79% 0.51% 0.15%
2.3.444.240 0.86%
2.3.443.238 3.18%
2.3.440.224 0.71%
2.3.428.204 0.35%
2.3.415.120 15.01%
2.3.318.1675 3.64%
2.3.309.1625 23.04% 8.08%
2.2.509.141 5.81% 0.05% 5.56% 2.68% 7.53% 2.07%

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Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer 64 bit

What is Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer 64 bit?  (from Broadcom)

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Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer 64 bit is a program developed by Broadcom. The most used version is 2.3.309.1625, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is USHWmiProvider.dll. The software installer includes 37 files and is usually about 4.99 MB (5,229,464 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 60% of users of Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer 64 bit come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2CDF9857-2CC5-423C-8415-F2D796517C7F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer 64 bit

Program module:USHWmiProvider.dll
Path:C:\Program Files\Broadcom Corporation\Broadcom USH Host Components\USHWmiProvider.dll
Additional files:
  • BrcmFMA.exe - Broadcom WBF Fingerprint Manangement Application (WBF Fingerprint Manangement Application (FMA))
  • CV_Simulator.dll - Microsoft Windows Development Kit (CV USB Device simulator)
  • cvusbdrv.sys - Broadcom USH CV USB Driver (Broadcom Credential Vault USB Driver)
  • ushwbfdrv.dll - Broadcom WBF UMDF Driver
  • wbfcvusbdrv.sys - Broadcom WBF KMDF Driver
  • FWRmder.exe - ShowFirmwareReminder (Show Firmware Upgrade Reminder)
  • USHWmiProvider.dll - USHWmiProvider
  • bipdll.dll - Broadcom CV Host Component 1.0 (CV User Interface)
  • cvremoteserver.exe - CV Remote Server
  • cvusrifc.dll
  • HostControlService.exe - Host Control Application
  • HostStorageService.exe - Host Storage Application
  • lms.dll - lms Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • HostStorageService.exe runs as a service named 'Credential Vault Host Storage' (Credential Vault Host Storage) "Host Storage Service for Persisting CV Objects into Hard drive".
  • HostControlService.exe runs as a service named 'Credential Vault Host Control Service' (Credential Vault Host Control Service) "Host Control Service for Fingerprint Processing".

How do I remove Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer 64 bit?

You can uninstall Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer 64 bit 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 Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer 64 bit, 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 Dell ControlVault Host Components Installer 64 bit.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.95%
Windows 10 29.70%
Windows XP 0.20%
Windows Vista 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 51.63%
Windows 10 Pro 17.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.83%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.53%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.41%
  Germany 4.84%
  United Kingdom 3.61%
  France 3.42%
  Italy 2.69%
  Canada 2.19%
  Netherlands 1.80%
  Poland 1.34%
  Sweden 1.11%
  Australia 0.96%
  Belgium 0.88%
  Spain 0.88%
  Israel 0.84%
  South Africa 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 98.14%
Acer 0.77%
Hewlett-Packard 0.57%
Lenovo 0.41%
ASUS 0.05%
Toshiba 0.05%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 10.35%
Dell Latitude E6410 7.27%
Dell Precision M4800 6.15%
Dell Latitude E6520 5.89%
Dell Latitude E7440 5.17%
Dell Latitude E6400 4.82%

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business.
Publisher URL: www.broadcom.com


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