82,399,351 programs installed

Should I remove Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #2,883
United States Rank #2,858
Reach 0.2396%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.20 days
596.00 days >
Average installed length: 313.15 days


VersionDistribution 10.92% 9.49% 5.36%
7.01.4525 12.14%
7.00.4518 1.64%
6.00.4407 19.97%
6.00.4399 0.12%
6.00.4356 1.22%
6.00.4348 1.37%
6.00.4345 2.02%
6.00.4321 4.85%
6.00.4303 30.89%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard

Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools

What is Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools?

This program provides the Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools Module for the supported notebook models and operating systems. The Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools module integrates with HP ProtectTools and, on webcam-equipped notebooks, enables users to log in using Face Recognition.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools is an easy-to-use, fun way to log on to your PC. Instead of entering passwords to log into Windows, you can use Face Recognition and your webcam for authentication. Face Recognition can be utilized by one or multiple users to log in to a single account or multiple individual account...  Read more


It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. The most common release is 6.00.4303, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named cbtplaysound.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 13.17 MB (13,806,500 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.HP.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D3A775F2-2674-4452-8D80-1FC1446052EE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools

Program executable:cbtplaysound.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\face recognition for hp protecttools\cbtplaysound.exe
Additional files:
  • BSWPTAuthUI.dll (by Cogent Systems) - Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools (Face Recognition Authentication for HP ProtectTools)
  • BSWPTPlugin.dll (by Cogent Systems) - Face Recognition Plugin for HP ProtectTools
  • BSWPTToken.dll - Face Recognition Token for HP ProtectTools
  • HPFaceVer.dll - Face Recognition Plugin Version for HP ProtectTools

How do I remove Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools?

Quickly and completely remove Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Face Recognition 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Face Recognition for HP ProtectTools.

Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.91%
Windows 8 8.03%
Windows XP 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 67.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.62%
Windows 8 3.97%
Windows 8 Pro 2.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.91%
Windows 8 Single Language 0.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.75%
  France 3.25%
  Netherlands 2.95%
  Germany 2.76%
  Czech Republic 2.76%
  Canada 2.73%
  United Kingdom 2.27%
  Belgium 2.03%
  South Africa 1.73%
  Sweden 1.68%
  Australia 1.42%
  Brazil 1.34%
  Finland 1.29%
  Italy 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.70%
Dell 0.12%
Acer 0.12%
Lenovo 0.03%
ASUS 0.03%
Common models
HP ProBook 4530s 24.18%
HP ProBook 4540s 15.76%
HP ProBook 4730s 5.86%
HP ProBook 6560b 4.23%
HP ProBook 6570b 3.53%
HP EliteBook 8460p 3.53%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.