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Should I remove HC Spot?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.78 days
2.41 days >
Average installed length: 1.27 days


2.1.13 80.00%
2.1.12 20.00%

HC Spot


HC Spot is a program developed by Ates Software. The most used version is 2.1.13, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is hspot.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 43.41 MB (45,514,520 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 31% of users of HC Spot come from the United States, it is also popular in South Africa and NG.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hcspot.com/features.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HCSpot\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HCSpot\uninstall.exe -u
Estimated size: 43.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HC Spot

Program executable:hspot.exe
Name:HC Spot
HC Spot 64-bit Edition
Path:C:\Program Files\hcspot\hspot.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • hspot.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HC Spot' and executes as "C:\Program Files\HCSpot\hspot.exe" -h.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hspot.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HCSpot\hspot.exe'.

How do I remove HC Spot?

Quickly and completely remove HC Spot from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HC Spot 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 HC Spot, 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 HC Spot.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 10%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.00%
Windows XP 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 60.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.77%
  South Africa 7.69%
  NG 7.69%
  ER 7.69%
  India 7.69%
  DZ 7.69%
  Austria 7.69%
  Philippines 7.69%
  Turkey 7.69%
  Malaysia 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Dell 22.22%
Samsung 11.11%
Intel 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 12.50%
HP ProBook 4515s 12.50%
HCL Infosystems Limited H... 12.50%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 12.50%
Dell OptiPlex 780 12.50%
Dell Latitude E6400 12.50%


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