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Should I remove HP Application Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,132
United States Rank #387
Reach 0.6114%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.96 days
588.77 days >
Average installed length: 309.36 days


1.1.466.3970 33.40%
1.0.409.3882 32.38%
1.0.393.3870 33.40%
1.0.387.3865 0.81%

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HP Application Assistant

What is HP Application Assistant?

HP Application Assistant provides recommendations for software that is free or available for purchase at the HP Download Store when the system is unable to open an unassociated file.

About  (from Hewlett-Packard)

The HP Application Assistant enables HP customers to discover, maintain, and troubleshoot issues with their HP Notebook computers. "Get Assistance" Contact options from HP and others. Provides new troubleshooting resources for the network, battery, hard drive, and CD/DVD drive. Improves navigation with the addition of...  Read more


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is 1.1.466.3970, 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 HPAA.exe. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 3.11 MB (3,258,032 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Application Assistant\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0CE7EBAF-157D-4111-9146-057CB2A4023E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.11 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Application Assistant

Program executable:HPAA.exe
Name:HP Application Assistant
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Application Assistant\HPAA.exe
  • HPAA.exe - HP Application Assistant

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HPAA.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E5E06BBD-327E-4D9E-B120-60982225A149}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove HP Application Assistant?

You can uninstall HP Application Assistant 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 HP Application Assistant, 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 HP Application Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 91%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.77%
Windows 10 9.05%
Windows XP 0.17%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 85.98%
Windows 10 Home 6.60%
Windows 7 Professional 2.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.03%
Windows 8 Pro 0.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.43%
  Canada 0.57%
  Mexico 0.22%
  Brazil 0.19%
  PR 0.18%
  India 0.17%
  United Kingdom 0.12%
  Germany 0.10%
  Iran 0.07%
  IQ 0.06%
  France 0.06%
  Israel 0.06%
  Philippines 0.06%
  Spain 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.75%
Dell 0.11%
Acer 0.07%
American Megatrends 0.03%
ASUS 0.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 13.24%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 11.12%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 10.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.19%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.02%
HP Pavilion m6 Notebook P... 2.97%

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


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