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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,544
United States Rank #21,663
Reach 0.0126%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 461.23 days
963.07 days >
Average installed length: 506.02 days


VersionDistribution 0.40% 1.61% 4.44% 1.21% 46.37% 43.95% 0.40% 0.40% 0.81% 0.40%

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HD Writer AE 4.0

What is HD Writer AE?  (from Panasonic)

HD Writer software, included with the camcorder, makes it easy to play or edit videos on your PC and have more fun when the shooting's done. This function lets you decorate images with text, graphic painting or stamp pens. By using a game-like approach to add an extra editing touch to finished images, they become even ...  Read more


HD Writer AE 4.0 is a program developed by Panasonic. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is hdwriter.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 573.46 KB (587,220 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 33% of users of HD Writer AE come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.panasonic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panasonic\HD Writer AE 4.0
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{DAC69A3A-89E6-4B70-B486-B974C2C95BE9}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 573.46 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HD Writer AE 4.0

Program executable:hdwriter.exe
Name:HD Writer
Path:C:\Program Files\panasonic\hd writer ae 4.0\hdwriter.exe
Additional files:
  • EncodePowerChecker.exe - Panasonic.Application.EncodePowerChecker
  • DiscFormatter.exe - Panasonic.Application.DiscFormatter
  • BDAVCopyTool.exe - HDWriter
  • H264VideoDecoderX.dll - MACS SDK (H.264 Video Decoder)
  • ExpMail.exe - ExpMail
  • Leadtools.Windows.Controls.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS® for .NET (Any CPU)
  • Leadtools.Windows.Media.TransitionBase.dll (by LEAD Technologies)
  • Leadtools.Codecs.Bmp.dll - LEADTOOLS® for .NET (Win32) (BMP filter (Win32))
  • Leadtools.Codecs.Cmp.dll - CMP filter (Win32)
  • Leadtools.Codecs.dll - Codecs (Win32)
  • Leadtools.Codecs.Gif.dll - GIF filter (Win32)
  • Leadtools.Codecs.J2k.dll - JPEG2000 filter (Win32)
  • Leadtools.Codecs.Png.dll - PNG filter (Win32)
  • Leadtools.Codecs.Tif.dll - TIF filter (Win32)
  • Leadtools.dll - Kernel (Win32)
  • Leadtools.Drawing.dll - Drawing (GDI+) Library (Win32)
  • Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Color.dll - Image processing (Color) (Win32)
  • Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Core.dll - Image processing (Core) (Win32)
  • Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Effects.dll - Image processing (Effects) (Win32)
  • Leadtools.ImageProcessing.SpecialEffects.dll - Image processing (Special Effects) (Win32)
  • Leadtools.ImageProcessing.Utilities.dll - Image processing (Utilites) (Win32)
  • Leadtools.Windows.Media.dll - LEADTOOLS For .NET 3 Support (Win32)
  • Lfbmp15u.dll - LEADTOOLS® for Win32
  • Lfcmp15u.dll
  • Lffax15u.dll - FAX filter (Win32)
  • Lfgif15u.dll
  • Lflmb15u.dll - LMB filter (Win32)
  • Lfpng15u.dll
  • Lftif15u.dll
  • dte2spc.dll (by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd) - dte2spc
  • dte2vc.dll (by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd) - dte2vc

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • HDWriter.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PanaHDWriterAE40AvchdMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'HDWriterAE40' and the action verb 'open.
Scheduled Task
  • HDWriter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D91B26E0-C888-4A52-B171-A44E08B14F6F}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HD Writer AE?

You can uninstall HD Writer AE 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 HD Writer AE 4.0, 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 HD Writer AE.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.76%
Windows 10 18.15%
Windows Vista 7.66%
Windows XP 4.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.42%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.88%
Windows 10 Home 5.26%
Windows 8.1 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.09% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 33.09%
  United States 31.65%
  United Kingdom 10.43%
  Japan 3.96%
  Austria 2.88%
  Netherlands 2.52%
  Italy 2.16%
  Belgium 1.80%
  France 1.44%
  Canada 1.44%
  DK 1.08%
  Israel 1.08%
  Czech Republic 1.08%
  Australia 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.69%
Hewlett-Packard 17.90%
Medion 15.43%
Acer 13.58%
ASUS 9.88%
Toshiba 3.70%
Intel 3.09%
Samsung 3.09%
Lenovo 1.23%
MSI 1.23%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 3.10%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.33%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.33%

Publisher URL: www.panasonic.com


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