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18% remove it82% keep it
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United States Rank #7,272
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 220.50 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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HP AppsCenter for TouchSmart

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What is HP AppsCenter for TouchSmart?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

This program provides the HP TouchSmart Apps Center Application Update for the supported models that are running a supported operating system.


HP AppsCenter for TouchSmart is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. 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 main program executable is hpappscenter.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 4.2 MB (4,402,176 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 79% of users of HP AppsCenter for TouchSmart come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and United Kingdom.

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\touchsmart\appscenter
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8317485C-067B-4B5B-A2A3-9D36B7B0399E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.2 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP AppsCenter for TouchSmart

Program executable:hpappscenter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hewlett-packard\touchsmart\appscenter\hpappscenter.exe
Additional files:
  • appscenterdl.exe - AppsCenterDL
  • dsetup.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll (by Microsoft) - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • hplocalwebprintagent.exe - HPLocalWebPrintAgent
  • pxcview.dll (by Tracker Software Products) - PDF-XChange Viewer (Viewer Simple SDK Libary)
  • ventrilo.exe (by Flagship Industries) - Ventrilo Application (Ventrilo Client Program)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ventrilo.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B96516CA-BB1D-47E0-9CB3-01AFBAF8750A}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ventrilo.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ventrilo\Ventrilo.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:30.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0047403509%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00154220%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00319815%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:387,739
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2.78 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove HP AppsCenter for TouchSmart?

Quickly and completely remove HP AppsCenter for TouchSmart from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP AppsCenter for TouchSmart 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 HP AppsCenter for TouchSmart, 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 HP AppsCenter for TouchSmart.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.20%
Windows 10 11.00%
Windows XP 0.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 83.70%
Windows 10 Home 8.85%
Windows 7 Professional 2.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.80%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 0.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.29%
  Australia 3.54%
  United Kingdom 3.15%
  France 2.36%
  Canada 2.23%
  Argentina 1.31%
  Spain 1.05%
  Brazil 0.79%
  New Zealand 0.66%
  Netherlands 0.66%
  Germany 0.66%
  United Arab Emirates 0.66%
  Italy 0.52%
  Malaysia 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.60%
Gateway 0.20%
American Megatrends 0.20%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 310-1125y 15.96%
Hewlett-Packard 310-1125f 13.54%
Hewlett-Packard 610-1030y 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard 610-1030f 5.05%
Hewlett-Packard 310-1126 4.85%
Hewlett-Packard TouchSmar... 4.44%

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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