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Should I remove HDView for Internet Explorer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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Global Rank #24,068
United States Rank #12,792
Reach 0.0076%


1.0.21 2.67%
1.0.20 97.33%

HDView for Internet Explorer

What is HDView for Internet Explorer?

With HD View, you can view and interact with very large images on the Web. HD View supports smooth panning and zooming, as well as appropriate viewing perspectives as you zoom in and out. HD View also makes creating and hosting your own HD View images easy. HD View is available as a plug-in for Windows-based browsers, including Internet Explorer and Firefox.

About  (from Microsoft Research)

Recent advances in camera and sensor technology and software for stitching images together has led to the creation of images containing billions of pixels (gigapixels). These images are often panoramic, that is, they cover very wide fields of view. Since monitors typically contain only one to two million pixels, it is ...  Read more


The most common release is 1.0.20, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 61 files and is usually about 555 KB (568,320 bytes). The installed file softwareupdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/63888522-375b-49b5-a8a0-5cb308deb5c5
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hp\hp software update
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FCC3BD6A-F118-475D-8748-7EE08EA0AF56}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 555 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HDView for Internet Explorer

  • unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • hpwuschd2.exe (by Hewlett-Packard Co) - hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series (Hewlett-Packard Product Assistant)
  • hpwucli.exe (by Hewlett-Packard) - HP Software Update Client
  • hpufunction.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - HP Software Update (HP Update Functions)
  • softwareupdate.dll - HP Update Client (HP Update Resources)
  • albumbase.dll (by ArcSoft) - ArcSoft AlbumBase (AlbumBase)
  • apprc.dll (by Jasc Software) - Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album (Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album Application)
  • brush.dll (by ArcSoft) - ArcSoft Brush (Brush)
  • burncd.exe
  • burncdrc.dll - BurnCD Application (BurnCD MFC Application)
  • camapi32.dll (by Jasc Software) - CAMAPI32
  • camwia.dll - CamWIA
  • comm32.dll
  • commsti.dll
  • convertrc.dll - Database Conversion Application (Database Conversion Tool)
  • deldups.dll (by palmOne, Inc) - Palm Desktop (DelDups Addin Module)
  • deldupslang.dll (by Palm)
  • dellstfetch.dll - DellSTFetch Dynamic Link Library (DellSTFetch DLL)
  • dgui.dll - ArcSoft DGUI (ArcSoft GUI Library , Win32 Dll)
  • dibpro.dll - ArcSoft DibPro (DibPro)
  • edi32.dll (by Enterprise International) - Enhanced Device Interface (eDI) Engine (edi32)
  • edivcd.dll (by eCi) - eCi Corp. ediImager (eCi Imager Library)
  • enroutestitch.dll
  • exif.dll - EXIF File Support
  • exifrc.dll
  • ezdll.dll - EzDll
  • filefpx.dll - FILEFPX Dynamic Link Library (FILEFPX DLL)
  • fpxlib.dll - Reference Implementation
  • gear12d.dll (by AccuSoft) - AccuSoft ImageGear (AccuSoft ImageGear/IGCORE DLL)
  • handledmanger.dll (by Palm, developed by ArcSoft) - HandledManger
  • hpdevicedetection.dll - HP Diagnostics Program - Product Identification (HPDeviceDetection Library)
  • hpediag.dll - HP eDiagnostic Support Objects (Diagnostic objects for HP eDiags)
  • hpscripting.dll - HPScripting
  • iepsp.dll - PSP Dynamic Link Library (PSP DLL)
  • igjpeg2k.dll (by AccuSoft) - AccuSoft ImageGear/IGJPEG2K DLL
  • iglzw.dll - AccuSoft ImageGear/IGLZW
  • imgpro.dll - ArcoSoft ImgPro (ImgPro)
  • ipcu.resources.dll (by Apple) - iPCU
  • jpeglib.dll
  • launch.exe
  • launchrc.dll
  • lpifpx5ldll.dll
  • lpijpegdll.dll
  • movprojrc.dll
  • palmdevc.dll (by Palm) - HotSync® Manager (Palm OS Handheld Devices USB Class Installer)
  • pcdlib32.dll (by Eastman Kodak) - Kodak Photo CD Access Developer Toolkit (PCDLIB32)
  • pdbfilemgr.dll (by Palm, developed by ArcSoft) - PDBFileMgr
  • photos.ocx - Photos ActiveX Control Module
  • photosplugin.dll - Palm Quick Install (Plugin for Photos)
  • playerrc.dll - Jasc Paint Shop Photo Album Screen Saver / Player
  • producttour.exe - Paint Shop Photo Album Tour (Product Tour)
  • qt.dll
  • quicktimeinstaller.exe
  • register.exe - JascEreg
  • res_photo.dll - Photos Resource File
  • rulesengine.dll - HPRulesEngine (HP Rules Processing Engine)
  • scandrvrc.dll
  • sconfdll.dll - sconfdll Dynamic Link Library (sconfdll DLL)
  • sfupload.dll (by Shutterfly) - Shutterfly, Inc. SfUpload (SfUpload)
  • splithtml.exe
  • stitch.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • launch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B2552802-BD9D-49E3-A1E4-5D7A3118E018}' (runs on registration).
  • hpwuschd2.exe is scheduled as a task named 'hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • hpwuschd2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HP Software Update.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • hpwucli.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'HPSoftwareUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe /resume.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hpwuschd2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Software Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hpwuschd2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe'.
  • launch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Dell Computer\Dell Picture Studio v2.0\launch.exe'.
  • hpwucli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000360086%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003443%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000157%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:9.44 MB
Total CPU:0.0139697691%
Kernel CPU:0.00989837%
User CPU:0.00407140%

How do I remove HDView for Internet Explorer?

You can uninstall HDView for Internet Explorer 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 HDView for Internet Explorer, 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 HDView for Internet Explorer.

Win Vista (SP2) 46%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 46.67%
Windows 7 30.00%
Windows XP 21.33%
Windows 10 2.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 40.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.38%
Windows Vista Ultimate 4.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.14%
Windows Vista Business 2.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.93%
  Germany 0.81%
  Canada 0.81%
  Colombia 0.41%
  Belgium 0.41%
  Sweden 0.41%
  Spain 0.41%
  Israel 0.41%
  United Kingdom 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.13%
Hewlett-Packard 34.45%
Gateway 5.88%
Intel 5.04%
Toshiba 4.20%
Sony 2.52%
Acer 2.52%
Lenovo 2.52%
NEC 1.68%
ASUS 1.68%
American Megatrends 0.84%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.60%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.70%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.70%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.70%
Dell Dimension 8400 ... 1.80%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.80%


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