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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 28.57% 14.29%
1.1.0 28.57%
1.0.1 28.57%

HCP Anywhere


HCP Anywhere is a program developed by Hitachi Data Systems. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 14.16 MB (14,843,392 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 75% of users of HCP Anywhere come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.hds.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hitachi data systems\hcp anywhere
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FB7DB167-B15B-4CFD-8C36-F6C06CE68B46}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.16 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HCP Anywhere

  • awshellext.dll - HCP Anywhere (HCP Anywhere Explorer Extension DLL)
  • awshellext86.dll
  • hcpaw.exe - HCP Anywhere Client
  • hcpawadm.exe
  • hcpawchs.dll
  • hcpawenu.dll
  • hcpawesn.dll
  • hcpawfrc.dll
  • hcpawjpn.dll
  • hcpawkor.dll
  • hcpawptb.dll
  • hcpawrus.dll
  • hcpawtrk.dll
  • iconoverlay.dll
  • iconoverlay86.dll
  • icudt48.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuuc48.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU Common DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Context Menu Handlers
  • awshellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HCPAW' with a class of {195F474A-EA7D-4DEA-ADEA-4F0148884B3A}.
  • iconoverlay.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HCPAW' with a class of {195F474A-EA7D-4DEA-ADEA-4F0148884B3A}.
  • iconoverlay86.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'HCPAW' with a class of {195F474A-EA7D-4DEA-ADEA-4F0148884B3A}.

How do I remove HCP Anywhere?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 8 14%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 10 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 71.43%
Windows 10 Enterprise 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.00%
  United Kingdom 25.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 57.14%
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Common models
LENOVO 4174C61 33.33%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 16.67%
HP EliteBook 8460p 16.67%
LENOVO 2356GU7 16.67%
LENOVO 20CM0033US 16.67%


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