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Should I remove HP Audio Switch?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,158
United States Rank #1,164
Reach 0.2975%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.47 days
131.74 days >
Average installed length: 69.22 days


VersionDistribution 1.79% 0.10% 1.42% 0.02% 41.74% 25.72% 7.33% 9.67% 1.21% 2.95% 7.23% 0.03% 0.78%

HP Audio Switch


HP Audio Switch is a program developed by HP. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 hpaudioswitch.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 10.31 MB (10,810,558 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of HP Audio Switch come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hp\hpaudioswitch
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\HP\HPAudioSwitch\uninstall.cmd
Estimated size: 10.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HP Audio Switch

Program executable:hpaudioswitch.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\hp\hpaudioswitch\hpaudioswitch.exe
Additional files:
  • interop.iwshruntimelibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • interop.taskscheduler.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'TaskScheduler'.
  • pskill.exe (by Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com) - Sysinternals pkill (Terminates processes on local or remote systems)
  • hardcodet.wpf.taskbarnotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.5)
  • naudio.dll (by Mark Heath) - NAudio
  • dellnk.vbs
  • stop_app.vbs

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • pskill.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PsSkill uTorrent' (runs daily at 07:59).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • hpaudioswitch.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HPAudioSwitch.

How do I remove HP Audio Switch?

You can uninstall HP Audio Switch 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 Audio Switch, 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 Audio Switch.

Win 10 100%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.98%
Windows 7 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 90.53%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 6.14%
Windows 10 Pro 3.07%
Windows 10 Home Insider P... 0.07%
Windows 10 Education 0.05%
Windows 10 Home China 0.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.03%
  Italy 4.75%
  United Kingdom 4.25%
  France 2.05%
  Germany 1.51%
  Netherlands 1.35%
  Spain 1.25%
  Singapore 0.76%
  Canada 0.63%
  Australia 0.47%
  Sweden 0.35%
  Switzerland 0.31%
  Norway 0.30%
  DK 0.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.97%
Dell 0.02%
ASUS 0.02%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 23.11%
HP HP Stream Laptop 14-ax... 8.84%
HP HP Laptop 15-bs0xx 7.09%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 6.12%
HP HP Laptop 15-bw0xx 4.84%
HP HP Stream Laptop 11-y0... 3.29%


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